Conservation Biology for the Biodiversity Crisis : a Freshwater Follow-up

  title={Conservation Biology for the Biodiversity Crisis : a Freshwater Follow-up},
  author={Robin Abell},
In their essay “Conservation Biology for the Biodiversity Crisis,” Olson et al. (2002) identify critical research gaps hampering effective conservation planning, with an emphasis on the terrestrial realm. The situation for freshwater biodiversity is so grave that an additional plea for freshwater research is warranted. Freshwater fish alone comprise one-fourth of all living vertebrate species, and recent assessments suggest that over 30% of them are threatened (World Conservation Union 2000… CONTINUE READING



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