Global diversity of land planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola): a new indicator-taxon in biodiversity and conservation studies

@article{Sluys2004GlobalDO,
  title={Global diversity of land planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola): a new indicator-taxon in biodiversity and conservation studies},
  author={Ronald Sluys},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={1663-1681}
}
  • R. Sluys
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
Biodiversity conservation requires prioritization of areas for in situ conservation. [...] Key Method Diversity is described by three quantitative methods: (1) hotspots of species richness, selecting areas richest in species, (2) hotspots of range-size rarity, identifying areas richest in narrowly endemic species, and (3) complementarity, prioritizing areas according to their greatest combined species richness. The biodiversity measures of species richness and range-size rarity show a great correspondence in…Expand

Figures from this paper

Land Planarian Assemblages in Protected Areas of the Interior Atlantic Forest: Implications for Conservation
TLDR
The abundance and richness of land planarians was high during the night and after rainfalls, suggesting an increased activity of flatworms under such conditions, and species turnover between sites contributed more to the total richness than the alpha diversity. Expand
Areas of endemism of land planarians (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida) in the Southern Atlantic Forest
TLDR
Most land planarians have revealed to present a very small distributional range evidencing their potential as a good model for fine-scale studies of AoE, and Interestingly, these AoE are congruent withfine-scale approaches such as that with harvestmen. Expand
Primate Hotspots on Borneo: Predictive Value for General Biodiversity and the Effects of Taxonomy
TLDR
The spatial patterns of primate species richness and endemism in Borneo are investigated to assess whether primates are good indicators of biodiversity hotspots for other taxa, and it is suggested that Bornean primates may, however, be useful indicators of lowland diversity on the island. Expand
The stenoendemic cave-dwelling planarians (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) of the Italian Alps and Apennines: Conservation issues
Abstract Despite being a fundamental component of biodiversity, several highly diverse taxa of aquatic invertebrates are still poorly known and poorly considered in protection programs. This is theExpand
Hidden diversity in forest soils: Characterization and comparison of terrestrial flatworm’s communities in two national parks in Spain
TLDR
This work analyzes for the first time in Europe terrestrial flatworm communities in protected areas belonging to the Red Española de Parques Nacionales, performing a first study of the species richness and community structure for European terrestrial planarian species at regional and local scale. Expand
Terrestrial flatworm (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Terricola) diversity versus man-induced disturbance in an ombrophilous forest in southern Brazil
TLDR
Terricola diversity is inversely related to the degree of habitat disturbance and there are species that prefer habitats located on the extreme right along the main axis of a detrended correspondence analysisordination and therefore can be considered as indicators of well preserved, natural habitats. Expand
Community structure of land flatworms (Platyhelminthes, Terricola): comparisons between Araucaria and Atlantic forest in Southern Brazil
TLDR
Community structure is clearly distinct between the two types of forest, as well as among fragments of the Araucaria forest; there are no apparent edge effects and the diversity indices of the twotypes of ombrophilous forest are not significantly different. Expand
Inventário de planárias terrestres (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) em remanescente de Floresta Estacional Decidual do Sul do Brasil
TLDR
The analysis indicated that land planarian communities of the Turvo State Park and those of other areas with Deciduous, Semideciduous and Dense Ombrophilous Forests differ from those of Mixed Omb Phytochemical Forests of the region. Expand
Increasing the species diversity of the genus Paraba (Platyhelminthes) with the description of two new species from the southern atlantic forest
TLDR
Two new species of Paraba are described from areas of the southern portion of the Atlantic Forest, located in the Iguassu River Drainage Basin: Paraba smaragdina sp. Expand
Selecting areas to protect the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems in a semiarid Mediterranean region using water beetles
1. In this work, carried out in the province of Murcia, a representative semi-arid area of the Iberian Peninsula, water beetles were used as indicators to identify the aquatic ecosystems with theExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 61 REFERENCES
A Comparison of Richness Hotspots, Rarity Hotspots, and Complementary Areas for Conserving Diversity of British Birds
Biodiversity conservation requires efficient methods for choosing priority areas for in situ conservation management. We compared three quantitative methods for choosing 5% (an arbitrary figure) ofExpand
Species Richness, Endemism, and the Choice of Areas for Conservation
TLDR
It is found that the use of Carnivora as an umbrella taxon is an unreliable method for invertebrate conservation and richness and endemism patterns were not generally similar between taxa. Expand
Rare species, the coincidence of diversity hotspots and conservation strategies
SPECIES conservation in situ requires networks of protected areas selected for high conservation interest1–3. Throughout most of the world, however, there are neither the resources nor the time toExpand
Large scale patterns of biodiversity: spatial variation in family richness
TLDR
The regional biodiversity of terrestrial and freshwater seed plants, beetles, amphibians, reptiles and mammals is mapped worldwide at the family level, finding that a very high proportion of the families of each of the five taxonomic groups can be embraced within a small number of regions. Expand
Patterns of African primate diversity and their evaluation for the selection of conservation areas
TLDR
Protecting areas containing threatened taxa will also lead to the protection of areas of high taxon richness among African primates, according to spatial patterns of primate diversity and their implications for conservation area-selection. Expand
Biological Inventory Using Target Taxa: A Case Study of the Butterflies of Madagascar
TLDR
To assess this approach to biological inventory, a species—rich genus and subgenus of endemic butterflies from the island of Madagascar were chosen as target taxa and were evaluated for information richness in comparison to the entire butterflies of Madagascar. Expand
Measuring more of biodiversity: Can higher-taxon richness predict wholesale species richness?
TLDR
It is reported that family richness is a good predictor of species richness for a variety of groups and regions, including both British ferns and British butterflies among 100 km × 100 km (10,000 km2) grid squares, and Australian passerine birds among 5° × 5° grid squares. Expand
Complementarity and the use of indicator groups for reserve selection in Uganda
A major obstacle to conserving tropical biodiversity is the lack of information as to where efforts should be concentrated. One potential solution is to focus on readily assessed indicator groups,Expand
Biodiversity inventories, indicator taxa and effects of habitat modification in tropical forest
TLDR
A gradient from near-primary, through old-growth secondary and plantation forests to complete clearance, for eight animal groups in the Mbalmayo Forest Reserve, south-central Cameroon is examined, indicating the huge scale of the biological effort required to provide inventories of tropical diversity, and to measure the impacts of tropical forest modification and clearance. Expand
Biodiversity Hotspots and Major Tropical Wilderness Areas: Approaches to Setting Conservation Priorities
The accelerating and potentially catastrophic loss of biotic diversity is unlike other environmental threats because it is irreversible. Given the rapid loss of biodiversity and limited resourcesExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...