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Rare species, the coincidence of diversity hotspots and conservation strategies
SPECIES conservation in situ requires networks of protected areas selected for high conservation interest1–3. Throughout most of the world, however, there are neither the resources nor the time to
The Gaps between Theory and Practice in Selecting Nature Reserves
Over the last three decades a great deal of research, money, and effort have been put into the devel- opment of theory and techniques designed to make conservation more efficient. Much of the recent
Correcting for variation in recording effort in analyses of diversity hotspots
Interpretation of large-scale faunal and floral survey data is often frustrated by the bias caused by variation in recording intensity. Using distribution data for Odonata and Hepaticae from the
Species richness covariance in higher taxa: empirical tests of the biodiversity indicator concept
The distribution of much of the world's biodiversity is poorly known. It is suggested that the species richness of certain indicator taxa may reflect that of other, poorly studied taxa, making the
A preliminary assessment of the contribution of nature reserves to biodiversity conservation in Great Britain
As a signatory of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Kingdom (UK) Government is obliged to conserve and enhance biodiversity. One step towards addressing this goal is to determine the
The Global Population Dynamics Database
name of the dataset: full name of the dataset: Global Population Dynamics Database type of dataset (more information): species/taxa database (e.g. red list database) specify: collection of animal and
Do examinations prepare students for higher education? A lesson from the Covid-19 lockdown
The COVID-19 pandemic caused severe disruption to education in the UK in 2020, with most of the school teaching moving online and national school examinations being cancelled. This was particularly
A cattle graph genome incorporating global breed diversity
An improved, more representative, reference assembly that will improve global cattle research is presented and it is illustrated how using this graph genome increases read mapping rates, reduces allelic biases and improves the agreement of structural variant calling with independent optical mapping data.