The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.
Global patterns of freshwater species diversity, threat and endemism
- B. Collen, Felix J. S. Whitton, M. Böhm
- Environmental ScienceGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
- 3 July 2013
It is demonstrated that broad-scale patterns of species richness, threatened-species richness and endemism lack congruence among the six freshwater taxonomic groups examined, suggesting that both the metric of biodiversity and the identity of the taxa on which conservation decisions are based require careful consideration.
Freshwater crabs and the biodiversity crisis: Importance, threats, status, and conservation challenges
Global diversity of crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) in freshwater
- D. Yeo, P. Ng, N. Cumberlidge, C. Magalhães, S. Daniels, M. R. Campos
- Biology, Environmental ScienceHydrobiologia
Estimates of true freshwater crab diversity including likely numbers of undescribed taxa suggest that the field remains largely in a “discovery” phase.
Evolution of Afrotropical freshwater crab lineages obscured by morphological convergence.
Insular species of Afrotropical freshwater crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Potamonautidae and Potamidae) with special reference to Madagascar and the Seychelles
- N. Cumberlidge
- Environmental Science
The evolutionary relationships between island and mainland faunas of the 24 species of insular freshwater crabs in the Afrotropical region are reviewed in the light of phylogenetic studies. Twenty…
Implications of bias in conservation research and investment for freshwater species
Human population growth and economic development threaten the integrity of freshwater ecosystems globally, reducing their ability to support biodiversity and provide ecosystem services. However, our…
Multilocus Phylogeny of the Afrotropical Freshwater Crab Fauna Reveals Historical Drainage Connectivity and Transoceanic Dispersal Since the Eocene.
- S. Daniels, E. Phiri, S. Klaus, C. Albrecht, N. Cumberlidge
- Environmental Science, BiologySystematic Biology
- 1 July 2015
The present study represents the most comprehensive taxonomic sampling of any freshwater crab family globally, and explores the impact of paleodrainage interconnectivity on cladogenesis among freshwater crabs.
Results of the global conservation assessment of the freshwater crabs (Brachyura, Pseudothelphusidae and Trichodactylidae): The Neotropical region, with an update on diversity
These results represent a baseline that can be used to design strategies to save threatened Neotropical species of freshwater crabs and underlines the need to prioritize and develop conservation measures before species decline to levels from which they cannot recover.