Biodiversity Hotspots - Myers et al. (Myers-hotspots)

Biodiversity hotspots based on the study of Myers et al. (2000).

Available variables

both - Outer limits and hotspot areas

The dataset downloaded from here.

hotspot-area - Hotspot areas

The dataset downloaded from here.

outer-limit - Outer limits of dispersed hotspot patches

The dataset downloaded from here.

Outer limits and hotspot areas

Terrestrial biodiversity hotspots originally defined using floral endemism and habitat destruction (Myers et al. 2000). The shapefile contains both the actual hotspot areas and their limits of patches dispersed over multiple islands. Previous versions will be incorporated on demand. See https://zenodo.org/record/3261807 for changes since the original original version.

Access the (default) “Outer limits and hotspot areas” variable ("both") of the "Myers-hotspots" dataset with the fetch() function:

myers <- fetch("Myers-hotspots")

Additional arguments

The argument dir represents the path to temporary directory.

The argument verbose (logical) determines should feedback be output to the console?

myers <- fetch(dat = "Myers-hotspots", var = "both", ver="2016.1", verbose=FALSE)

Archive size

13.5 MB

Version

2016.1

Licence

CC-BY-SA

Hotspot areas

Actual hotspot areas. A subset of the "both" variable

Access the (default) “Hotspot areas” variable ("hotspot-area") of the "Myers-hotspots" dataset with the fetch() function:

 maps <- fetch("Myers-hotspots", var="hotspot-area")

Additional arguments

The argument dir represents the path to temporary directory.

The argument verbose (logical) determines should feedback be output to the console?

areas <- fetch(dat = "Myers-hotspots", var = "hotspot-area", ver="2016.1", verbose=FALSE)

Archive size

9.0 MB

Version

2016.1

Licence

CC-BY-SA

Outer limits of dispersed hotspot patches

Shapes that outline hotspots that are dispersed over disjunct patches of land. A subset of the "both" variable

Access the “Outer limits of dispersed hotspot patches” variable ("outer-limit") of the "Myers-hotspots" dataset with the fetch() function:

 maps <- fetch("Myers-hotspots", var="outer-limit")

Additional arguments

The argument dir represents the path to temporary directory.

The argument verbose (logical) determines should feedback be output to the console?

limits <- fetch(dat = "Myers-hotspots", var = "outer-limit", dir, verbose=FALSE)

Archive size

4.6 MB

Version

2016.1

Licence

CC-BY-SA

References

Myers, N., Mittermeier, R. A., Mittermeier, C. G., da Fonseca, G. A. B., & Kent, J. (2000). Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature, 403(6772), 853–858. https://doi.org/10.1038/35002501

Hoffman, M., Koenig, K., Bunting, G., Costanza, J., & Williams, K. J. (2016). Biodiversity Hotspots (version 2016.1) (Version 2016.1) [Data set]. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3261807