Global Biodiversity Change: The Bad, the Good, and the Unknown

  title={Global Biodiversity Change: The Bad, the Good, and the Unknown},
  author={H. Pereira and Laetitia M. Navarro and In{\^e}s S. Martins},
  journal={Annual Review of Environment and Resources},
  • H. Pereira, Laetitia M. Navarro, Inês S. Martins
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Annual Review of Environment and Resources
  • Global biodiversity change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Here, we review current scientific knowledge on global biodiversity change and identify the main knowledge gaps. We discuss two components of biodiversity change—biodiversity alterations and biodiversity loss—across four dimensions of biodiversity: species extinctions, species abundances, species distributions, and genetic diversity. We briefly review the impacts that modern humans and their ancestors have… CONTINUE READING
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