Biodiversity hotspots and Ocbil theory

  title={Biodiversity hotspots and Ocbil theory},
  author={Stephen D. Hopper and Fernando A. O. Silveira and Peggy L. Fiedler},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Ocbil theory aims to develop hypotheses explaining the evolution and ecology of, and best conservation practices for, biota on very old, climatically buffered, infertile landscapes (Ocbils). This paper reviews recent multi-disciplinary literature inspired by or reacting to aspects of Ocbil theory and discusses how it can assist conservation in biodiversity hotspots. Ocbils occur in at least 12 out of 35 known terrestrial hotspots, but also in other biologically significant sites. Most evidence… CONTINUE READING
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