Policy Ouputs

My research has been featured in the following policy reports and documents:

- WWF's Living Planet Report 2016
- The UK State of Nature 2016 report.
- The Convention on Biological Diversity's Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 report.
- Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice: Update On Climate Geoengineering In Relation To The Convention On Biological Diversity: Potential Impacts And Regulatory Framework.
- The United Nations Environment Programme's report Towards a Global Map of Natural Capital: Key Ecosystem Assets.
- The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership's report Biodiversity and ecosystem services in corporate natural capital accounting, and in the associated technical paper Biodiversity and ecosystem services in environmental profit & loss accounts, in which my PREDICTS work features more explicitly.


The Madingley Model

The Madingley Model is an individual-based mechanistic models of the world's terrestrial and marine ecosystems. It represents all autotrophs (plants and phytoplankton) and all animals larger than 10 μg. The map below shows predicted spatial patterns in total animal biomass. The model can be downloaded freely

Map of predicted animal biomass


The PREDICTS database

The database of the PREDICTS Project, which I helped to create, was publicly released for the first time in December 2016. You can download the full database from the data portal of the Natural History Museum. Below are a map of the sites with data, and a graph showing the taxonomic coverage of the database (estimated numbers of species represented in the PREDICTS database against estimated numbers of species described to science for major groups of species).

Map of PREDICTS data Taxonomic representativeness of predicts data

Data/materials from papers

Several of my recent papers have been accompanied by publicly available datasets, either the data used in the study or data describing some of the results. If you are interested in data from other papers, please contact me to discuss the possibilities.

Paper Datasets
Biodiversity intactness and the biodiversity planetary boundary Site-level modelling data & coefficients for discounting novel species
Map of the predicted Biodiversity Intactness Index (BII)

Local biodiversity inside and outside protected areas Underlying biodiversity data
Modelling code

Reconciling biodiversity indicators Infographic
Code for the simulations