Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI)

monitors species and their habitats to understand distribution of biodiversity and to inform sustainable resource development and biological conservation in Alberta.


This website is going to be phased out in the near future, results are now available at the ABMI Data & Analytics Portal

Single Species

We provide information on spatial distribution, habitat associations, responses to human footprint, and predicted relative abundance distributions for 2382 species in Alberta, including mammals, birds, soil mites, vascular plants, mosses (bryophytes), and lichens.

Multi Species Groups

Results on individual species are combined to highlight how groups of similar species respond to environmental variation. We provide information on intactness, richness, uniqueness, and selected groups of species.

Landscape Condition

We model abundance and distribution of habitat elements based on field sampling. We provide information on native vegetation edge, mesh size, and human footprint change in Alberta.