The Future of Biodiversity

@article{Pimm1995TheFO,
  title={The Future of Biodiversity},
  author={Stuart L. Pimm and Gareth J. Russell and John L. Gittleman and Thomas M Brooks},
  journal={Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={269},
  pages={347 - 350}
}
  • Stuart L. Pimm, Gareth J. Russell, +1 author Thomas M Brooks
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Recent extinction rates are 100 to 1000 times their pre-human levels in well-known, but taxonomically diverse groups from widely different environments. If all species currently deemed "threatened" become extinct in the next century, then future extinction rates will be 10 times recent rates. Some threatened species will survive the century, but many species not now threatened will succumb. Regions rich in species found only within them (endemics) dominate the global patterns of extinction… CONTINUE READING

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