Odonata enter the biodiversity crisis debate: The first global assessment of an insect group

@article{Clausnitzer2009OdonataET,
  title={Odonata enter the biodiversity crisis debate: The first global assessment of an insect group},
  author={V. Clausnitzer and V. Kalkman and Mala Ram and B. Collen and J. Baillie and M. Bedjani{\vc} and W. Darwall and K. Dijkstra and R. Dow and J. Hawking and H. Karube and E. Malikova and D. Paulson and K. Sch{\"u}tte and F. Suhling and R. Villanueva and N. V. Ellenrieder and K. Wilson},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  year={2009},
  volume={142},
  pages={1864-1869}
}
The status and trends of global biodiversity are often measured with a bias towards datasets limited to terrestrial vertebrates. The first global assessment of an insect order (Odonata) provides new context to the ongoing discussion of current biodiversity loss. A randomly selected sample of 1500 (26.4%) of the 5680 described dragonflies and damselflies was assessed using IUCN’s Red List criteria. Distribution maps for each species were created and species were assigned to habitat types. These… Expand

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