Proactive conservation to prevent habitat losses to agricultural expansion

  title={Proactive conservation to prevent habitat losses to agricultural expansion},
  author={David R. Williams and Michael A. Clark and Graeme M. Buchanan and Gentile Francesco Ficetola and Carlo Rondinini and David Tilman},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
  pages={314 - 322}
The projected loss of millions of square kilometres of natural ecosystems to meet future demand for food, animal feed, fibre and bioenergy crops is likely to massively escalate threats to biodiversity. Reducing these threats requires a detailed knowledge of how and where they are likely to be most severe. We developed a geographically explicit model of future agricultural land clearance based on observed historical changes, and combined the outputs with species-specific habitat preferences for… 
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