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PanTHERIA: a species‐level database of life history, ecology, and geography of extant and recently extinct mammals
Analyses of life-history, ecological, and geographic trait differences among species, their causes, correlates, and likely consequences are increasingly important for understanding and conserving…
The Status of the World's Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge
A comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals is presented, compiled by 1700+ experts, to suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism across systems.
Multiple Causes of High Extinction Risk in Large Mammal Species
The disadvantages of large size are greater than generally recognized, and future loss of large mammal biodiversity could be far more rapid than expected.
Multiple emergences of genetically diverse amphibian-infecting chytrids include a globalized hypervirulent recombinant lineage
- R. Farrer, L. Weinert, M. Fisher
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 7 November 2011
It is postulate that contact between previously genetically isolated allopatric populations of Bd may have allowed recombination to occur, resulting in the generation, spread, and invasion of the hypervirulent BdGPL leading to contemporary disease-driven losses in amphibian biodiversity.
Human Population Density and Extinction Risk in the World's Carnivores
- M. Cardillo, A. Purvis, W. Sechrest, J. L. Gittleman, J. Bielby, G. Mace
- Environmental Science, BiologyPLoS biology
- 1 July 2004
It is shown that extinction risk in the mammal order Carnivora is predicted more strongly by biology than exposure to high-density human populations, and it is suggested that biology will become a more critical determinant of risk as human populations expand.
Mapping the Global Emergence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus
It is shown that detected Bd infections are related to amphibian biodiversity and locations experiencing rapid enigmatic declines, supporting the hypothesis that greater complexity of amphibian communities increases the likelihood of emergence of infection and transmission of Bd.
The predictability of extinction: biological and external correlates of decline in mammals
- M. Cardillo, G. Mace, J. L. Gittleman, Kate E. Jones, J. Bielby, A. Purvis
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 June 2008
Geographical range size, human population density and latitude were the most consistently significant predictors of extinction risk, but otherwise there was little evidence for general, prescriptive indicators of high extinction risk across mammals.
Predicting the conservation status of data‐deficient species
- L. Bland, B. Collen, C. Orme, J. Bielby
- Environmental ScienceConservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 February 2015
It is concluded that unless directly targeted for monitoring, species classified as DD are likely to go extinct without notice and taking into account information on DD species may help alleviate data gaps in biodiversity indicators and conserve poorly known biodiversity.
Macroecology and extinction risk correlates of frogs
The results suggest that body size and fecundity only affect extinction risk indirectly through their effect on geographical range size, which has consequences for conservation strategy: it would be inefficient to allocate conservation resources on the basis of low fecundities or large body size.
Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions.
- T. Ricketts, E. Dinerstein, E. Wikramanayake
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 20 December 2005
This work pinpoints centers of imminent extinction, where highly threatened species are confined to single sites, indicating an expansion of the current extinction episode beyond sensitive species and places toward the planet's most biodiverse mainland regions.