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Using biological GIS databases to gain a better understanding of mountain biodiversity

Linking biological databases with geophysical data (such as precise co-ordinates, altitudes, temperature) provides a good basis for obtaining more accurate analyses of biodiversity in mountain areas.
The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment research network, in co-operation with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, is therefore encouraging global efforts to mine geo-referenced databases on mountain organisms. It is hoped that in future it will be easier to clarify questions relating to bio-geographical or nature preservation issues, such as the influence of climate change on Alpine flora biodiversity. The EUROMONT initiative is one example of such a project.
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