Cryptic species as a window on diversity and conservation.
Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes ‐ eight hypotheses
- T. Tscharntke, J. Tylianakis, C. Westphal
- Environmental ScienceBiological Reviews of The Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 August 2012
This review uses knowledge gained from human‐modified landscapes to suggest eight hypotheses, which it hopes will encourage more systematic research on the role of landscape composition and configuration in determining the structure of ecological communities, ecosystem functioning and services.
Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity
It is found that biodiversity values were substantially lower in degraded forests, but that this varied considerably by geographic region, taxonomic group, ecological metric and disturbance type.
Southeast Asian biodiversity: an impending disaster.
Synergies among extinction drivers under global change.
Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world.
A critical synthesis of the scientific insights that guide the understanding of patterns and processes underpinning forest biodiversity in the human-modified tropics are provided, and a conceptual framework that integrates a broad range of social and ecological factors that define and contextualize the possible future of tropical forest species is presented.
Catastrophic extinctions follow deforestation in Singapore
Extrapolations of the observed and inferred local extinction data imply that the current unprecedented rate of habitat destruction in Southeast Asia will result in the loss of 13–42% of regional populations over the next century, at least half of which will represent global species extinctions.
Limestone Karsts of Southeast Asia: Imperiled Arks of Biodiversity
It is shown that limestone karsts are “arks” of biodiversity and often contain high levels of endemism, and that limestone quarrying is the primary threat to karst biodiversity in Southeast Asia.
The state and conservation of Southeast Asian biodiversity
- N. Sodhi, M. C. Posa, T. Lee, D. Bickford, L. P. Koh, B. Brook
- Environmental ScienceBiodiversity and Conservation
- 1 February 2010
Southeast Asia is a region of conservation concern due to heavy losses of its native habitats. In this overview, we highlight the conservation importance of Southeast Asia by comparing its degree of…
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
These findings suggest that tropical protected areas are often intimately linked ecologically to their surrounding habitats, and that a failure to stem broad-scale loss and degradation of such habitats could sharply increase the likelihood of serious biodiversity declines.