Where to conserve? Plant biodiversity and endemism in mediterranean Mexico

@article{Vanderplank2017WhereTC,
  title={Where to conserve? Plant biodiversity and endemism in mediterranean Mexico},
  author={Sula E. Vanderplank and Jon Rebman and Exequiel Ezcurra},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={109-122}
}
Six regions of northwestern (NW) Baja California (Sierra de Juárez, Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Punta Banda, Colonet, San Quintín and Valle Tranquilo) were compared for their floristic diversity. Checklists for each region were analyzed by their total, native, and endemic floras to give measures of floristic similarity and overlap, and to identify the strongest gradients affecting species distributions. Each region was floristically distinct, with significant variation in the distribution of… 

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