Conservation of protists: is it needed at all?

  title={Conservation of protists: is it needed at all?},
  author={Fenton P D Woody Cotterill and Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid and Wilhelm Foissner},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
Protists have scarcely been considered in traditional perspectives and strategies in environmental management and biodiversity conservation. This is a remarkable omission given that these tiny organisms are highly diverse, and have performed as key ecological players in evolutionary theatres for over a billion years of Earth history. Protists hold key roles in nearly all ecosystems, notably as participants in fluxes of energy and matter through foodwebs that centre on their predation on… CONTINUE READING
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