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The seven impediments in invertebrate conservation and how to overcome them
Abstract Despite their high diversity and importance for humankind, invertebrates are often neglected in biodiversity conservation policies. We identify seven impediments to their effectiveExpand
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Determining the relative roles of species replacement and species richness differences in generating beta‐diversity patterns
Aim  To determine the relative contribution of species replacement and species richness differences to the emergence of beta-diversity patterns. Innovation  A novel method that disentangles allExpand
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Global Patterns of Guild Composition and Functional Diversity of Spiders
The objectives of this work are: (1) to define spider guilds for all extant families worldwide; (2) test if guilds defined at family level are good surrogates of species guilds; (3) compare theExpand
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BAT – Biodiversity Assessment Tools, an R package for the measurement and estimation of alpha and beta taxon, phylogenetic and functional diversity
Summary 1. Novel algorithms have been recently developed to estimate alpha and partition beta diversity in all their dimensions (taxon, phylogenetic and functional diversity – TD, PD and FD), whetherExpand
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Rapid biodiversity assessment of spiders (Araneae) using semi‐quantitative sampling: a case study in a Mediterranean forest
Abstract.  1 A thorough inventory of a Mediterranean oak forest spider fauna carried out during 2 weeks is presented. It used a semi‐quantitative sampling protocol to collect comparable data in aExpand
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Adapting the IUCN Red List criteria for invertebrates
The IUCN Red List is the most useful list of species that are at risk for extinction worldwide, as it relies on a number of objective criteria. Nevertheless, there is a taxonomic bias that excludesExpand
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Standardization and optimization of arthropod inventories—the case of Iberian spiders
  • P. Cardoso
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • 8 July 2009
Conservation of species requires accurate knowledge on their distribution. For most groups this can only be achieved through targeted biodiversity assessment programs that must explicitly incorporateExpand
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Higher taxa surrogates of spider (Araneae) diversity and their efficiency in conservation
Abstract A number of alternative approaches have been suggested during recent years to predict species richness of a given taxa, while retaining information on the identities of the observedExpand
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Assessing spider species richness and composition in Mediterranean cork oak forests
Abstract Semi-quantitative sampling protocols have been proposed as the most cost-effective and comprehensive way of sampling spiders in many regions of the world. In the present study, a balancedExpand
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Seasonality of spiders (Araneae) in Mediterranean ecosystems and its implications in the optimum sampling period
Abstract 1. Fields such as ecology, macroecology, and conservation biology rely on accurate and comparable data. This is especially important for mostly unknown and megadiverse taxa such as spidersExpand
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