Coupling big data with conservation

Coupling big data with conservation

Satellite view, Amazon deforestation. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The “big data revolution” offers an unprecedented opportunity to better chart environmental degradation and inform global conservation and sustainability, according to a commentary in the journal Nature Communications.

But to harness this potential, big data outputs need to be better integrated with the international conservation process, says lead author Rebecca Runting, from the University of Melbourne, Australia.


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