Conservation Biology: Ecosystem recovery enhanced by genotypic diversity

  title={Conservation Biology: Ecosystem recovery enhanced by genotypic diversity},
  author={Richard Frankham},
  • R. Frankham
  • Published 27 July 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Heredity
T he biodiversity of the planet is rapidly being depleted, largely as a direct and indirect consequence of human activities (the ‘sixth extinction’: Leakey and Lewin, 1995). IUCN, the World conservation Union, recognizes the need to conserve biodiversity at three levels: genetic, species and ecosystem diversity (McNeely et al, 1990). Genetics is known to be involved in the first and second of these, but has not previously been recognized as important in ecosystem conservation (Frankham et al… 

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    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2004
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