Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History were funded by NASA to use satellite data and data from museum collections (documented locations of species) to test a computer model that would predict geographic locations of chameleons. The study predicted the geographic distribution of 11 known chameleon species and also helped researchers to find seven new species.
The chameleon prediction project was supported by NASA under award No. NAG5-8543 and by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. NASA also provided support for the RS/GIS Facility.
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