Dataset: 2016 SoE Biodiversity Research effort for freshwater fish across Australia


Map showing freshwater fish research effort across Australia. Underpinning data provided by Matt Le Feuvre of the University of Melbourne. For further information see Le Feuvre M.C., Dempster T., Shelley J.J. and Swearer, S.E. (2016) Macroecological relationships reveal conservation hotspots and extinction prone species in Australia’s freshwater fishes. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25. 176-186 (

Map prepared by the Department of Environment and Energy in order to produce Figure BIO27 (d) in the Biodiversity theme of the 2016 State of the Environment Report, available at

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