Global hotspots of species richness are not congruent with endemism or threat

  title={Global hotspots of species richness are not congruent with endemism or threat},
  author={C. Orme and R. G. Davies and M. Burgess and F. Eigenbrod and Nicola J Pickup and Val{\'e}rie A. Olson and A. Webster and T. Ding and P. Rasmussen and R. Ridgely and Ali J. Stattersfield and P. Bennett and T. Blackburn and K. Gaston and I. Owens},
  • C. Orme, R. G. Davies, +12 authors I. Owens
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Biodiversity hotspots have a prominent role in conservation biology, but it remains controversial to what extent different types of hotspot are congruent. Previous studies were unable to provide a general answer because they used a single biodiversity index, were geographically restricted, compared areas of unequal size or did not quantitatively compare hotspot types. Here we use a new global database on the breeding distribution of all known extant bird species to test for congruence across… CONTINUE READING
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