For a chosen area, the LEFT tool assembles relevant environmental data from global databases. Within minutes, it produces a map displaying a simple index of ecological risk.
The LEFT tool uses algorithms formulated by researchers at the University of Oxford to assess the pattern of ecological features across a chosen area. These algorithms calculate the ecological risk index.
Any landscape in the world can be assessed - up to approximately 100,000km2 at a time. Output maps include information on: risk assessment; biodiversity; vulnerability; intactness; connectivity and resilience.
LEFT assembles data, performs an analysis and generates a report.
The algorithms for LEFT have been developed by our team at the University of Oxford, UK.