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Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data
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This work compared 16 modelling methods over 226 species from 6 regions of the world, creating the most comprehensive set of model comparisons to date and found that presence-only data were effective for modelling species' distributions for many species and regions. Expand
Defining 'Evolutionarily Significant Units' for conservation.
  • C. Moritz
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 October 1994
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With the explicit recognition of the genetic component of biodiversity in conservation legislation of many countries and in the Convention on Biological Diversity, the ESU concept is set to become increasingly significant for conservation of natural as well as captive populations. Expand
DIVERSIFICATION OF RAINFOREST FAUNAS: An Integrated Molecular Approach
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The current major hypotheses are outlined, predictions relevant to integrated molecular approaches are developed, and the current evidence is evaluated, focusing on central African, Australian, and South American systems. Expand
New developments in museum-based informatics and applications in biodiversity analysis.
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Information from natural history collections about the diversity, taxonomy and historical distributions of species worldwide is becoming increasingly available over the Internet, and its utility and limitations are critically reviewed. Expand
Applications of mitochondrial DNA analysis in conservation: a critical review
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There are some relatively straightforward uses of mtDNA, preferably in conjunction with assays of nuclear variation, that can make a significant contribution to the long‐term planning and short‐term execution of species recovery plans. Expand
Historical climate modelling predicts patterns of current biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic forest
Aim  We aim to propose validated, spatially explicit hypotheses for the late Quaternary distribution of the Brazilian Atlantic forest, and thereby provide a framework for integrating analyses ofExpand
Stability Predicts Genetic Diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Hotspot
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It is shown that the southern Atlantic forest was climatically unstable relative to the central region, which served as a large climatic refugium for neotropical species in the late Pleistocene, and establishes a validated approach to biodiversity prediction in other understudied, species-rich regions. Expand
EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL MITOCHONDRIAL DNA: RELEVANCE FOR POPULATION BIOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS
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This work focuses on molecular aspects of animal mtDNA that are especially relevant to its use in evolutionary studies, and considers the form and frequency of three types of change in mtDNA: base substitution, length variation, and sequence rearrangement. Expand
Strategies to protect biological diversity and the evolutionary processes that sustain it.
  • C. Moritz
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Systematic biology
  • 1 March 2002
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A useful strategy may be to identify areas that are important to represent species and genetic diversity and maximize within these areas the protection of contiguous environmental gradients across which selection and migration can interact to maintain population viability and adaptive genetic diversity. Expand
Impact of a Century of Climate Change on Small-Mammal Communities in Yosemite National Park, USA
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A century-scale view of small-mammal responses to global warming is provided by repeating Grinnell's early–20th century survey across a 3000-meter-elevation gradient that spans Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Expand
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