Global patterns and predictors of marine biodiversity across taxa

  title={Global patterns and predictors of marine biodiversity across taxa},
  author={D. Tittensor and C. Mora and W. Jetz and H. Lotze and D. Ricard and E. Berghe and B. Worm},
  • D. Tittensor, C. Mora, +4 authors B. Worm
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Global patterns of species richness and their structuring forces have fascinated biologists since Darwin and provide critical context for contemporary studies in ecology, evolution and conservation. Anthropogenic impacts and the need for systematic conservation planning have further motivated the analysis of diversity patterns and processes at regional to global scales. Whereas land diversity patterns and their predictors are known for numerous taxa, our understanding of global marine diversity… CONTINUE READING
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