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Data gaps and opportunities for comparative and conservation biology

Conde, Dalia A.; Staerk, Johanna; Colchero, Fernando; da Silva, Rita; Scholey, Jonas; Baden, H. Maria; Jouvet, Lionel; Fa, John E.; Syed, Hassan; Jongejans, Eelke; Canudas Romo, Vladimir

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Biodiversity loss is a major challenge. Over the past century, the average rate of vertebrate extinction has been about 100-fold higher than the estimated background rate and population declines continue to increase globally. Birth and death rates determine the pace of population increase or decline, thus driving the expansion or extinction of a species. Design of species conservation policies hence depends on demographic data (e.g., for extinction risk assessments or estimation of harvesting...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-04-19
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/195692
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1816367116
Access Rights: Open Access

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