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Extinctions: consider all species


Brooks, TM and Brook, BW and Koh, LP and Pereira, HM and Pimm, SL and Rosenzweig, ML and Sodhi, NS, Extinctions: consider all species, Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, 474, (7351) pp. 284. ISSN 0028-0836 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1038/474284b


We question Fangliang He and Stephen Hubbell’s claim that species–area relationships overestimate global extinction. (Nature 473, 368–371; 2011). We contend that they do not test their claims against real data on global extinction or threat. We also believe that they address only a small part of the problem.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:letter, extinction, species-area relationships, global threat
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Population ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Brook, BW (Professor Barry Brook)
ID Code:116356
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Biological Sciences
Deposited On:2017-05-08
Last Modified:2017-05-08

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