Investing in evolutionary history: implementing a phylogenetic approach for mammal conservation.

  title={Investing in evolutionary history: implementing a phylogenetic approach for mammal conservation.},
  author={Ben Collen and Samuel T Turvey and Carly Waterman and Helen M R Meredith and Tyler S. Kuhn and Jonathan E. M. Baillie and Nick J. B. Isaac},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={366 1578},
Under the impact of human activity, global extinction rates have risen a thousand times higher than shown in the fossil record. The resources available for conservation are insufficient to prevent the loss of much of the world's threatened biodiversity during this crisis. Conservation planners have been forced to prioritize their protective activities, in the context of great uncertainty. This has become known as 'the agony of choice'. A range of methods have been proposed for prioritizing… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 64 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 39 extracted citations

65 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 65 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 77 references

Geographical variation in predictors of mammalian extinction risk: big is bad, but only in the tropics

  • SA Fritz, ORP Bininda Emonds, A. Purvis
  • Ecol . Lett .
  • 2009
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

of Threatened Species

  • IUCN. IUCN Red Lis
  • Version 2010.3. .;
  • 2010
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

The biogeography of diversity, threat, and knowledge in the world’s terrestrial and aquatic mammals

  • J Schipper, J Chanson, F Chiozza, N Cox, M Hoffmann, V Katariya
  • 2008
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed)

  • DE Wilson, DM Reeder
  • 2005
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Mammal species of the World: A taxonomic and geographic reference. second edition ed

  • DE Wilson, DM Reeder
  • 1993
Highly Influential
9 Excerpts

Conservation Evaluation and Phylogenetic Diversity

  • DP Faith
  • Biological Conservation
  • 1992
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

A simple polytomy resolver for dated phylogenies

  • T. S. Kuhn, A. O. Mooers, G. H. Thomas
  • Divers . Distrib .
  • 2011

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…