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The structure and dynamics of geographic ranges
structure and dynamics of geographic ranges. Book lovers, when you need a new book to read, find the book here. Never worry not to find what you need. Is the structure and dynamics of geographicExpand
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Global patterns in biodiversity
  • K. Gaston
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 11 May 2000
To a first approximation, the distribution of biodiversity across the Earth can be described in terms of a relatively small number of broad-scale spatial patterns. Although these patterns areExpand
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Functional diversity: back to basics and looking forward.
Functional diversity is a component of biodiversity that generally concerns the range of things that organisms do in communities and ecosystems. Here, we review how functional diversity can explainExpand
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Measuring beta diversity for presence–absence data
Summary 1. Little consensus has been reached as to general features of spatial variation in beta diversity, a fundamental component of species diversity. This could reflect a genuine lack of simpleExpand
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Functional diversity (FD), species richness and community composition
Functional diversity is an important component of biodiversity, yet in comparison to taxonomic diversity, methods of quantifying functional diversity are less well developed. Here, we propose a meansExpand
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Pattern and Process in Macroecology
© 2000 by Blackwell Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Issues of scale have become increasingly important to ecologists. This book addresses the structure of regional (large-scale) ecologicalExpand
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Quantification of extinction risk: IUCN's system for classifying threatened species.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species was increasingly used during the 1980s to assess the conservation status of species for policy and planningExpand
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Thermal tolerance, climatic variability and latitude
The greater latitudinal extents of occurrence of species towards higher latitudes has been attributed to the broadening of physiological tolerances with latitude as a result of increases in climaticExpand
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Geographic gradients in body size: a clarification of Bergmann's rule
1997 marked the sesquicentenary of the publication by Carl Bergmann of the observation that, in general, large-bodied animal species tend to live further north than their small-bodied relatives. ThisExpand
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Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity
The Fifth World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa, announced in September 2003 that the global network of protected areas now covers 11.5% of the planet's land surface. This surpasses the 10%Expand
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