New developments

Recently, an algorithm has been developed to include the impact of future wetland conversion on biodiversity in GLOBIO-Aquatic. This algorithm will be implemented in the model. The GLOBIO team is also developing a reference wetland map, to allow the inclusion of past wetland conversions.

The impacts of changes in water temperature (as a result of climate change) will be included in GLOBIO-Aquatic as well.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Photo Josiah Townsend
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Photo: Josiah Townsend

Factors not included

The model does not yet include the following factors of possible major impact on biodiversity: