We map how the world is changing, try to understand why, and analyze the implications for biodiversity, especially birds. We focus on land use, because it is the greatest conservation threat. We often work with satellite imagery, GIS data, and statistical models, we conduct field work, and we collaborate a lot.

World of SILVIS


Data & Web Maps

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

Changes in the WUI between 1990 and 2020

Polygon-based WUI

Block Level Housing Density

Growth in Housing Density in the U.S. between 1990 and 2010

Dynamic Habitat Indices

Global Dynamic Habitat Indices (DHIs)

Caucasus Land Cover Change

Landsat 8 TIRS-derived thermal variables to predict winter biodiversity patterns

More Maps & Data

Click below for a complete list of SILVIS datasets