IIT Jodhpur Proposes Crowdsourced Bird Data To Define Ecoregions In Thar Desert

   July 24, 2023

Researchers at IIT Jodhpur have highlighted the use of crowd sourced bird data to define ecoregions. A study conducted in Thar Desert found the presence of a zone exhibiting high habitat fragmentation due to human activities and emphasised its evolving nature as an ecoregion. The study highlighted the significance of crowdsourced bird data as a biota-based tool for understanding established ecoregions in Thar desert. The Thar Desert was previously considered a single ecoregion, while the recent study has identified four distinct ecoregions in the desert.

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