Bruce A. Stein

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Using data for 25,780 species categorized on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, we present an assessment of the status of the world's vertebrates. One-fifth of species are classified as Threatened, and we show that this figure is increasing: On average, 52 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians move one category closer to(More)
© The Ecological Society of America W the past decade, the evidence has become unequivocal that global climate is changing and is having widespread effects on biodiversity (IPCC 2007; Bellard et al. 2012). Human understanding of the myriad ways that ecological systems are responding to this unprecedented change is improving, but(More)
Improving Conservation Outcomes with a New Paradigm for Understanding Species’ Fundamental and Realized Adaptive Capacity Erik A Beever1,2, John O’Leary3, Claudia Mengelt4, Jordan M West5, Susan Julius5, Nancy Green6, Dawn Magness7, Laura Petes8, Bruce Stein9, Adrienne B Nicotra10, Jessica J Hellmann11, Amanda L Robertson12,13, Michelle D Staudinger14,15,(More)
The Andes-Amazon basin of Peru and Bolivia is one of the most data-poor, biologically rich, and rapidly changing areas of the world. Conservation scientists agree that this area hosts extremely high endemism, perhaps the highest in the world, yet we know little about the geographic distributions of these species and ecosystems within country boundaries. To(More) © The Ecological Society of America G environmental change has moved our world into a new geological era sometimes called the Anthropocene (Crutzen 2002). Ecosystems and life on Earth are subjected to multiple global-change stressors resulting from human activities, including habitat loss and degradation, water resource demands,(More)
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly evident, resource managers and conservationists are being challenged to rethink long-held assumptions and strategies. Preparing for and coping with the effects of climate change—or climate adaptation—is becoming an overarching framework for conservation, and offers insight into the reconsideration of(More)
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