Implications of bias in conservation research and investment for freshwater species

  title={Implications of bias in conservation research and investment for freshwater species},
  author={William Darwall and R. A. Holland and K. Smith and D. Allen and Emma G. E. Brooks and Vineet Katarya and C. Pollock and Yichuan Shi and V. Clausnitzer and N. Cumberlidge and Annabelle Cuttelod and K. Dijkstra and M. D. Diop and N. Garc{\'i}a and M. Seddon and P. Skelton and J. Snoeks and D. Tweddle and J. Vi{\'e}},
  journal={Conservation Letters},
  • William Darwall, R. A. Holland, +16 authors J. Vié
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • Conservation Letters
  • Human population growth and economic development threaten the integrity of freshwater ecosystems globally, reducing their ability to support biodiversity and provide ecosystem services. However, our knowledge of freshwater biodiversity is fragmented due to bias in conservation research toward primarily terrestrial or charismatic taxonomic groups. Here, we utilize the most comprehensive assessment of freshwater biodiversity for an entire continent to examine the implications of this shortfall… CONTINUE READING
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