Wallace’s century-old map of natural world updated

Until today, Alfred Russel Wallace’s century old map has been the backbone for our understanding of global biodiversity. Thanks to advances in modern technology and data on more than 20,000 species, scientists from Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC) from University of Copenhagen have now produced a next generation map depicting the organisation of life on Earth. Published online in Science Express, the new map provides fundamental information regarding the diversity of life on our planet and is of major significance for future biodiversity research.

Read more at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate’s website