Catastrophic extinctions follow deforestation in Singapore

@article{Brook2003CatastrophicEF,
  title={Catastrophic extinctions follow deforestation in Singapore},
  author={Barry W. Brook and Navjot S. Sodhi and Peter L. K. Ng},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={424},
  pages={420-426}
}
The looming mass extinction of biodiversity in the humid tropics is a major concern for the future, yet most reports of extinctions in these regions are anecdotal or conjectural, with a scarcity of robust, broad-based empirical data. Here we report on local extinctions among a wide range of terrestrial and freshwater taxa from Singapore (540 km2) in relation to habitat loss exceeding 95% over 183 years. Substantial rates of documented and inferred extinctions were found, especially for forest… CONTINUE READING
141 Citations
25 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 141 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 25 references

Heavy extinctions of forest avifauna in Singapore : lessons for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia

  • M. Castelletta, N. S. Sodhi, R. Subaraj
  • Conserv . Biol .
  • 2000

Improving conservation biology research in Southeast Asia

  • N. S. Sodhi, L. H. Liow
  • Conserv . Biol .
  • 2000

Time lag between deforestation and bird extinction in tropical forest fragments

  • T. M. Brooks, S. L. Pimm, J. O. Oyugi
  • Conserv . Biol .
  • 1999

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…