Global functional diversity of freshwater fish is concentrated in the Neotropics while functional vulnerability is widespread.

@article{Toussaint2016GlobalFD,
  title={Global functional diversity of freshwater fish is concentrated in the Neotropics while functional vulnerability is widespread.},
  author={Aur{\`e}le Toussaint and N Charpin and S{\'e}bastien Brosse and S{\'e}bastien Vill{\'e}ger},
  journal={Scientific reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={22125}
}
Worldwide biodiversity assessments have mainly focused on species richness but little is known about the diversity of species roles, i.e. functional diversity, while this is a key facet to understanding the consequences of global changes on the ecosystem services to human societies. Here, we report the world pattern of functional diversity of freshwater fish using a database encompassing morphological characteristics of more than 9,000 species. The Neotropical realm hosts more than 75% of… CONTINUE READING