Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard

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Freshwater biodiversity is the over-riding conservation priority during the International Decade for Action - 'Water for Life' - 2005 to 2015. Fresh water makes up only 0.01% of the World's water and approximately 0.8% of the Earth's surface, yet this tiny fraction of global water supports at least 100000 species out of approximately 1.8 million - almost 6%(More)
In June 2012, Brazil hosted Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit. The Rio+20 outcome document entitled The future we want provides general guidance to shape sustainable development policies, but fell short of providing legally binding agreements or pragmatic goals.(More)
Specialization can become detrimental to a discipline if it fosters intellectual isolation. A bibliographic analysis of several research areas in plant ecology (invasion biology, succession ecology, gap/patch dynamics, and global change effects on plants) revealed that plant ecologists do not regularly make use of the findings and insights of very similar(More)
Several components of the diversity of plant communities, such as species richness, species composition, number of functional groups and functional composition, have been shown to directly affect the performance of exotic species. Exotics can also be affected by herbivores of the native plant community. However, these two possible mechanisms limiting(More)
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 413 St. Jacques St. W, Suite 800, Montreal, QC H2Y 1N9, Canada DIVERSITAS, c/o Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), 57 Rue Cuvier—CP41, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France DIVERSITAS ecoHEALTH Cross-cutting Network, c/o EcoHealth Alliance, 460 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 Public Health and(More)
Evolutionary biologists have long endeavored to document how many species exist on Earth, to understand the processes by which biodiversity waxes and wanes, to document and interpret spatial patterns of biodiversity, and to infer evolutionary relationships. Despite the great potential of this knowledge to improve biodiversity science, conservation, and(More)
The potential for disease transmission at the interface of wildlife, domestic animals and humans has become a major concern for public health and conservation biology. Research in this subject is commonly conducted at local scales while the regional context is neglected. We argue that prevalence of infection at local and regional levels is influenced by(More)
DIVERSITAS, the international programme on biodiversity science, is releasing a strategic vision presenting scientific challenges for the next decade of research on biodiversity and ecosystem services: "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Science for a Sustainable Planet". This new vision is a response of the biodiversity and ecosystem services scientific(More)
1 Odum School of Ecology and Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, 2 DIVERSITAS, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 3 UMI IRD/UPMC 209 UMMISCO, Bondy, France, 4 INRA, UR346 Épidémiologie Animale, Saint Genès Champanelle, France, 5 UMR 5290(More)