Quantifying biodiversity


  • Steve Buckland

    1. Professor of Statistics at the University of St Andrews and Co-Director of the National Centre for Statistical Ecology. His research interests include computer-intensive statistical methods, wildlife resource management and biodiversity monitoring.
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Darwin's Theory of Evolution explains the astonishing variety of life on earth. But many species are vanishing. We pass resolutions to slow the decline in biodiversity but we cannot tell whether those resolutions are met because we have no effective way of measuring biodiversity. Steve Buckland believes there are solutions.