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Drivers of mammalian extinction and decline

Hanna, Emily Alice


The earth is currently believed to be in the midst of a mass-extinction episode. Globally, approximately a quarter of mammal species are at risk of extinction. To prevent further degradation of mammals, it is important to understand what causes species to decline, and why some species seem to be more vulnerable than others. Comparative studies in vertebrate taxa often find that a small geographic range size is a strong predictor of high extinction risk. I found that current range size in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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