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Global biodiversity scenarios for the year 2100.
Scenarios of changes in biodiversity for the year 2100 can now be developed based on scenarios of changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide, climate, vegetation, and land use and the known sensitivity ofExpand
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The causes of land-use and land-cover change: moving beyond the myths
Common understanding of the causes of land-use and land-cover change is dominated by simplifications which, in turn, underlie many environment-development policies. This article tracks some of theExpand
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Defaunation in the Anthropocene
We live amid a global wave of anthropogenically driven biodiversity loss: species and population extirpations and, critically, declines in local species abundance. Particularly, human impacts onExpand
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Deforestation of seasonally dry tropical forest: a national and local analysis in Mexico
Abstract Seasonally dry tropical forests in the neotropics reach their northernmost distribution in Mexico. This vegetation type has both a high diversity and endemism, yet information about itsExpand
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Global State of Biodiversity and Loss
▪ Abstract Biodiversity, a central component of Earth's life support systems, is directly relevant to human societies. We examine the dimensions and nature of the Earth's terrestrial biodiversity andExpand
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Collapse of the world’s largest herbivores
The collapsing populations of large herbivores will have extensive ecological and social consequences. Large wild herbivores are crucial to ecosystems and human societies. We highlight the 74 largestExpand
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Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines
Significance The strong focus on species extinctions, a critical aspect of the contemporary pulse of biological extinction, leads to a common misimpression that Earth’s biota is not immediatelyExpand
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CARBON EMISSIONS FROM MEXICAN FORESTS: CURRENT SITUATION AND LONG-TERM SCENARIOS
Estimates of carbon emissions from the forest sector in Mexico are derived for the year 1985 and for two contrasting scenarios in 2025. The analysis covers both tropical and temperate closed forests.Expand
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Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas
The rapid disruption of tropical forests probably imperils global biodiversity more than any other contemporary phenomenon. With deforestation advancing quickly, protected areas are increasinglyExpand
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Effects of life history, domestication and agronomic selection on plant defence against insects: Evidence from maizes and wild relatives
Plant domestication and agronomic selection for increased yield may have an associated effect of reducing plant defence against herbivorous insects. This hypothesis is based on evidence for aExpand
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