The Wallace Initiative –projecting changes in species, including species crucial to human survival
The Wallace Initiative will provide projections on species changes, including for those species that are important to people (e.g. crops), to policy makers and practitioners working at the interface of ecosystems and livelihoods adaptation. It brings together experts in climate modeling and biodiversity modeling to map refugia, range shifts and extinction risks for terrestrial and marine species. To date 1,000 commercially important marine species have been mapped, and 50 crops have been modeled.
Partners in this work include: WWF, Stanford University scientists, Tyndall Climate Change Centre, University of East Anglia, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, IUCN, TRAFFIC, Center for Tropical Agriculture, Center for Ocean Solutions and Center for Tropical Biodiversity. ELAN is currently making plans to integrate more socio-economic data into this work.