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Gymnosperms on the EDGE

Forest, Felix; Moat, Justin; Baloch, Elisabeth; Brummitt, Neil A.; Bachman, Steven; Ickert-Bond, Stefanie; Hollingsworth, Peter M.; Liston, Aaron; Little, Damon P.; Mathews, Sarah; Rai, Hardeep

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Driven by limited resources and a sense of urgency, the prioritization of species for conservation has been a persistent concern in conservation science. Gymnosperms (comprising ginkgo, conifers, cycads, and gnetophytes) are one of the most threatened groups of living organisms, with 40% of the species at high risk of extinction, about twice as many as the most recent estimates for all plants (i.e. 21.4%). This high proportion of species facing extinction highlights the urgent action required...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-04-16
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/173622
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4
Access Rights: Open Access

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