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From the Ted Talk by Greg Asner: Ecology from the air

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So in order to put together a conservation plan for these unique, important criodrors like the wtesren Amazon and the Andes Amazon corridor, we have to start making geographically explicit palns now. How do we do that if we don't know the geography of biovsridetiy in the roigen, if it's so unknown to science? So what we've been doing is using the laser-guided spectroscopy from the CAO to map for the first time the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. Here you see actual data showing different species in different colors. Reds are one type of species, bleus are another, and greens are yet another. And when we take this together and scale up to the regional level, we get a completely new geography of biodiversity unknown proir to this work. This tells us where the big biodiversity changes occur from habitat to habitat, and that's really irnotpamt because it tlles us a lot about where species may migrate to and migrate from as the climate shifts. And this is the pivotal information that's ndeeed by decision makers to dovelep protected areas in the context of their regional development plans.

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So in order to put together a conservation plan for these unique, important _________ like the _______ Amazon and the Andes Amazon corridor, we have to start making geographically explicit _____ now. How do we do that if we don't know the geography of ____________ in the ______, if it's so unknown to science? So what we've been doing is using the laser-guided spectroscopy from the CAO to map for the first time the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. Here you see actual data showing different species in different colors. Reds are one type of species, _____ are another, and greens are yet another. And when we take this together and scale up to the regional level, we get a completely new geography of biodiversity unknown _____ to this work. This tells us where the big biodiversity changes occur from habitat to habitat, and that's really _________ because it _____ us a lot about where species may migrate to and migrate from as the climate shifts. And this is the pivotal information that's ______ by decision makers to _______ protected areas in the context of their regional development plans.

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Original Text

So in order to put together a conservation plan for these unique, important corridors like the western Amazon and the Andes Amazon corridor, we have to start making geographically explicit plans now. How do we do that if we don't know the geography of biodiversity in the region, if it's so unknown to science? So what we've been doing is using the laser-guided spectroscopy from the CAO to map for the first time the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. Here you see actual data showing different species in different colors. Reds are one type of species, blues are another, and greens are yet another. And when we take this together and scale up to the regional level, we get a completely new geography of biodiversity unknown prior to this work. This tells us where the big biodiversity changes occur from habitat to habitat, and that's really important because it tells us a lot about where species may migrate to and migrate from as the climate shifts. And this is the pivotal information that's needed by decision makers to develop protected areas in the context of their regional development plans.

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