Applying species--energy theory to conservation: a case study for North American birds.

  title={Applying species--energy theory to conservation: a case study for North American birds.},
  author={Linda Bowers Phillips and A. J. Hansen and Curtis H. Flather and Jim Robison-Cox},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={20 7},
Ecosystem energy is now recognized as a primary correlate and potential driver of global patterns of species richness. The increasingly well-tested species-energy relationship is now ripe for application to conservation, and recent advances in satellite technology make this more feasible. While the correlates for the species-energy relationship have been addressed many times previously, this study is among the first to apply species-energy theory to conservation. Our objectives were to: (1… CONTINUE READING

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