Patterns of Freshwater Species Richness, Endemism, and Vulnerability in California

  title={Patterns of Freshwater Species Richness, Endemism, and Vulnerability in California},
  author={Jeanette K. Howard and Kirk R. Klausmeyer and Kurt A Fesenmyer and Joseph Furnish and Thomas Gardali and Ted Grantham and Jacob V. E. Katz and Sarah J. Kupferberg and P. McIntyre and Peter B. Moyle and Peter R. Ode and Ryan A. Peek and Rebecca M. Quiñones and Andrew C. Rehn and Nicholas R. Santos and Steve E. Schoenig and Larry Serpa and Jackson D. Shedd and Joe Slusark and Joshua H. Viers and Amber N. Wright and Scott A. Morrison},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The ranges and abundances of species that depend on freshwater habitats are declining worldwide. Efforts to counteract those trends are often hampered by a lack of information about species distribution and conservation status and are often strongly biased toward a few well-studied groups. We identified the 3,906 vascular plants, macroinvertebrates, and vertebrates native to California, USA, that depend on fresh water for at least one stage of their life history. We evaluated the conservation… 
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