Species Richness, Endemism, and the Choice of Areas for Conservation

  title={Species Richness, Endemism, and the Choice of Areas for Conservation},
  author={Jeremy T. Kerr},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  • J. Kerr
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Biology
Although large reserve networks will be integral components in successful biodiversity conservation, implementation of such systems is hindered by the confusion over the relative importance of endemism and species richness. There is evidence (  Prendergast et al. 1993) that regions with high richness for a taxon tend to be different from those with high endemism. I tested this finding using distribution and richness data for 368 species from Mammalia, Lasioglossum, Plusiinae, and Papilionidae… 

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