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What to protect?—Systematics and the agony of choice
It is concluded that two basic rounds of analysis are required: recognition of global priority areas by taxic diversity techniques; and, within any such area, analysis without taxic weighting to identify a network of reserves to contain all local taxa and ecosystems. Expand
A comprehensive phylogeny of the bumble bees (Bombus)
Using DNA sequence data, this work reports the first nearly complete species phylogeny of bumble bees, including most of the 250 known species from the 38 currently recognized subgenera, and provides a firm foundation for reclassification and for evaluating character evolution in the bumble Bees. Expand
Would climate change drive species out of reserves? An assessment of existing reserve‐selection methods
Concern for climate change has not yet been integrated in protocols for reserve selection. However if climate changes as projected, there is a possibility that current reserveselection methods mightExpand
A comparison of reserve selection algorithms using data on terrestrial vertebrates in Oregon
The near-optimality, speed and simplicity of heuristic algorithms suggests that they are acceptable alternatives for many reserve selection problems, especially when dealing with large data sets or complicated analyses. Expand
Avoiding Pitfalls of Using Species-Distribution Models in Conservation Planning
: Museum records have great potential to provide valuable insights into the vulnerability, historic distribution, and conservation of species, especially when coupled with species-distribution modelsExpand
Bumblebee vulnerability and conservation world-wide
There is evidence that some bumblebee species are declining in Europe, North America, and Asia and it is recommended that live bumblebees should not be moved across continents or oceans for commercial pollination until proven safe. Expand
The distribution of bumblebee colour patterns worldwide: possible significance for thermoregulation, crypsis, and warning mimicry
The results using data for 632 worker patterns from all of the world’s bumblebee species show that: (1) there are many repeating colour patterns, forming relatively few groups of species with similar patterns; (2) colour-pattern groups can be recognized using simple rules; and (3) species within the 24 largest colour- pattern groups are significantly aggregated in particular areas of the World. Expand
Selecting areas for species persistence using occurrence data
This paper proposes one framework for introducing criteria for persistence into quantitative area-selection methods when dealing with atlas data for large numbers of species, using coarse-scale data for European trees, without threat data. Expand
Unveiling cryptic species of the bumblebee subgenus Bombus s. str. worldwide with COI barcodes (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
This is the first review of the entire subgenus Bombus to avoid fixed a priori assumptions concerning the limits of the problematic species and to diagnose all of the putative species throughout their global ranges and to map the extent of these geographic ranges. Expand
Downscaling European species atlas distributions to a finer resolution: implications for conservation planning
Aim One of the limitations to using species' distribution atlases in conservation planning is their coarse resolution relative to the needs of local planners. In this study, a simple approach toExpand