Using biogeographical patterns of endemic land snails to improve conservation planning for limestone karsts

@article{Clements2008UsingBP,
  title={Using biogeographical patterns of endemic land snails to improve conservation planning for limestone karsts},
  author={R. Clements and P. Ng and X. Lu and S. Ambu and M. Schilthuizen and C. Bradshaw},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  year={2008},
  volume={141},
  pages={2751-2764}
}
  • R. Clements, P. Ng, +3 authors C. Bradshaw
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Biological Conservation
  • Abstract Limestone karsts on tropical land masses are considered de facto habitat islands due to their isolation from one another by non-calcareous substrata; this spatial configuration limits gene flow and induces high levels of species endemism. Apart from their biological importance, karsts are also highly valued for the ecosystem services and resources they provide if left intact. Unfortunately, conservation planning for karsts has generally lacked scientific basis. Ideally, factors… CONTINUE READING
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