Basic metrics of plant ecological range - such as range size, climate and soil niche breadth - are routinely used to assess the vulnerability of species to human-induced impacts, particularly climate change. Small range size has been identified as an informative surrogate for extinction risk, and narrowly distributed species are typically prioritised for conservation management actions.

This portal provides access to this kind of baseline ecological data for the NSW flora, bringing together data from herbarium specimens and high resolution climate and soil datasets. Explore interactive mapping and graphing of niche metrics for populations of NSW plants, or compare the range metrics across whole genera or families.