Advancing vegetation classification and mapping to meet conservation needs (ARC Linkage project administered by UNSW) (2015–2019)
Aim: to develop modern, advanced statistical and modelling techniques to classify and map vegetation over very
large areas, using the most extensive and detailed vegetation data set in Australia, and new methods to evaluate
these classifications. Significance: detailed classifications and maps of vegetation provide the fundamental data
source for making biodiversity conservation decisions, yet current operational methods are limited over very large
areas, and cannot deal with varied sources of uncertainty. Expected outcomes and benefits: a fine scale
vegetation classification and map for almost a million square kilometers, as well as associated analytical tools and
guidelines for large scale vegetation classification and mapping globally.