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Human population density and extinction risk in the world's carnivores

Cardillo, Marcel; Purvis, Andy; Sechrest, Wes; Gittleman, John L.; Bielby, Jon; Mace, Georgina M.


Understanding why some species are at high risk of extinction, while others remain relatively safe, is central to the development of a predictive conservation science. Recent studies have shown that a species' extinction risk may be determined by two types of factors: intrinsic biological traits and exposure to external anthropogenic threats. However, little is known about the relative and interacting effects of intrinsic and external variables on extinction risk. Using phylogenetic comparative...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004-07-13
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Biology
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0020197


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