The application and usefulness of B-Cubed’s algorithms and software are demonstrated through the project’s four case studies, which consider a variety of environments, regions and challenges to maximise their relevance to stakeholders and policy-makers and test the extremes of the tools. They cover different locations varying in geographical extent, biodiversity richness and data availability.
This case study tests B-Cubed’s workflows to refine the project’s biodiversity indicators at a regional level in Flanders, including trends in regulated species, pressure of alien species in protected areas of the NATURA2000 network, maps of phylogenetic diversity and deep learning models. To disseminate this, an interactive dashboard is being created where these indicators can be consulted in real-time.
The project’s data cubes, models and indicators are used to feed into status reports on biological invasions for South Africa and neighbouring countries. B-Cubed details the indicators of biological invasions used in South Africa before the project and how well the automated workflows created in the case study replicated or replaced them.
The details of this case study are to be established based on the project’s ongoing stakeholder consultations.
B-Cubed’s biodiversity indicators are applied at a global and continental scale to test their applicability and performance. The results are to be presented in a dashboard, as well as summarised in a publication and disseminated to relevant stakeholders.