Now available in both beautiful matte soft cover and glossy hard cover editions.
AudienceThe Biodiversity Atlas was envisioned as a resource that would appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Through its use of colorful maps, graphics, and photography, Florida's Natural Heritage and appeal is dramatically highlighted. It is intended to appeal to a wide audience. Hopefully, it will increase awareness of the resources we take for granted, and the challenges we face in preserving them. It is for those who are informed, interested, and/or influential in environmental issues, but may lack specific information and expertise. These may include planners, policymakers, and environmental/conservation advocates from the local to state level. It is also for environmental/conservation/natural resource managers. While the atlas may not provide "new information" to this audience, it will serve as a useful reference that brings many of the elements of biodiversity together in one publication. The final audience are the citizens of Florida and those who may visit our state. We want the atlas to inspire, educate, and raise awareness of and the interest in biodiversity and conservation issues. Florida's biodiversity is not only important to maintain our quality of life, but it is a primary reason why so many people visit our state.
- 176 pages, 10” x 12” format, paperback and hardback editions
- Visually striking presentation with hundreds of maps, photos, illustrations, and other information-rich graphics
- Wide-ranging overview of natural communities and over 400 species of plants, and animals
- Coverage of timely conservation and land management issues
- Table of Contents
- Coastal Communities
- Plants Overview
- Florida Panther
- Climate Change
- Notable Natural Areas: Apalachicola River
The Atlas is divided into three primary sections
Elements of Biodiversity
This section characterizes the diversity and distribution of species and communities across the state.
This section outlines major challenges threatening Florida’s natural resources, some notable efforts to prioritize places for conservation, and Florida’s landmark conservation strategy—the acquisition and management of conservation lands.
Notable Natural Areas
This section shifts the emphasis to place, and ties together the individual elements of natural heritage to highlight outstanding natural places in Florida. Designed to look like a researcher’s field notebook, maps for each of these notable regions in Florida feature a beautiful hand-drawn style, and are complimented with stunning photos and other sketches of species found there.