Rapid development of ICT has made it possible to easily collect georeferenced information on tree species and their environment, and to use it for analyzing biological diversity, its distribution and threats to it. Such analyses can inform development of conservation strategies and priorities, especially across countries or species distribution ranges. We present recent case studies on spatial biodiversity analyses across the tropics, demonstrating how such analyses can help to identify most unique or most threatened populations of a tree species for conservation actions. Insights on initiating collaborative research on important tree species in Asia are then discussed. A power point presentation of the article is also available.
Identifying tree populations for conservation action through geospatial analyses
In: Multinational and transboundary conservation of valuable and endangered forest tree species, Guangzhou, China, 5-7 December 2011.