Estimating local biodiversity change: a critique of papers claiming no net loss of local diversity.

@article{Gonzalez2016EstimatingLB,
  title={Estimating local biodiversity change: a critique of papers claiming no net loss of local diversity.},
  author={Andrew Gonzalez and Bradley J. Cardinale and Ginger Allington and Jarrett E. K. Byrnes and K Arthur Endsley and Daniel G. Brown and David U Hooper and Forest Isbell and Mary I. O’Connor and Michel Loreau},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={97 8},
  pages={
          1949-1960
        }
}
Global species extinction rates are orders of magnitude above the background rate documented in the fossil record. However, recent data syntheses have found mixed evidence for patterns of net species loss at local spatial scales. For example, two recent data meta-analyses have found that species richness is decreasing in some locations and is increasing in others. When these trends are combined, these papers argued there has been no net change in species richness, and suggested this pattern is… Expand
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