• http://vivbizclub.com dinesh

    Very cool to see Levi and thanks for hammering it out with colored pencils and magic markers. I’m sure there’s a fancy google maps developer would could probably code it out there, but sometimes you just have to go old school :-) .

    I’m particularly fascinated by the fact that there are a good number of land locked states topping this list (e.g., Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico). I definitely would have thought almost all of the southern states with a coast line would have been at the top (e.g., Louisiana is definitely a surprise).

  • Eric

    Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to do species per sq mile? Texas and California being near the top is obvious, but NY being 22 doesn’t bode well once sq miles are taken into account.

  • Justin

    I can just see it now…the great State of California tourism industry boasts itself as the “most bio-diverse state in the U.S”. This whole exercise looks very different when you do a species to land-size ratio. In that case, most of the NE states rank the highest, with the Western and Mid-Western states (Texas included) at the bottom. Hawaii also moves itself up to the top ten.

    One thing that remains is Alaska, sitting at the bottom.

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  • Ta’neal

    Thank you! You hard work is greatly appreciated.

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  • Laura

    My guess for the midwest states being low diversity has something to do with the amount of land area being devoted to agriculture. Acres upon acres of whatever crop leaves little room for anything else.