Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?

@article{Winter2013PhylogeneticDA,
  title={Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?},
  author={Marten Winter and Vincent Devictor and Oliver Schweiger},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={199-204}
}
To date, there is little evidence that phylogenetic diversity has contributed to nature conservation. Here, we discuss the scientific justification of using phylogenetic diversity in conservation and the reasons for its neglect. We show that, apart from valuing the rarity and richness aspect, commonly quoted justifications based on the usage of phylogenetic diversity as a proxy for functional diversity or evolutionary potential are still based on uncertainties. We discuss how a missing… CONTINUE READING
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