Data collected by the ABMI is freely available on our website and in our reports. The ABMI’s goal is to monitor and report on changes in Alberta’s biodiversity in a scientific, non-judgmental way. The ABMI does not release exact site locations with its data, nor does it make management decisions or recommendations for sites.
Scientists and researchers, teachers, land managers, or provincial planners may download data and use it to (for example):
- Learn about the distribution of a species across Alberta
- Discover how human use of land changes over time
- Measure changes to biodiversity to ensure land management goals are being met
Through a series of application projects, data is also used at the ABMI to investigate important subjects such as the effect of climate change on biodiversity and how we might better value ecosystem services (the benefits we get from nature that support our wellbeing), such as water purification and pollination.