O Jornal Unesp, edição de Junho de 2015, divulgou o estudo da pesquisadora Renata Muylaert, do Laboratório de Ecologia Espacial e Conservação – LEEC, sobre limiares da biodiversidade para morcegos! O estudo está sob revisão na Ecological Applications.
Research conducted by Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in collaboration with Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP, Rio Claro) built a hundred thousand maps of endemic bird species distribution for Caatinga Biome. These maps were used as support to produced the 2015 version of the Priority Areas for Conservation, Sustainable Use and Benefit Sharing of Brazilian Biological Diversity. The computer tasks were powered by Microsoft Azure machines, which was funded by Microsoft Research and FAPESP.