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How to make a common species rare: A case against conservation complacency

Wood, Jeffrey; McBurney, Lachlan; MacGregor, Chris; Youngentob, Kara Nicole; Banks, Samuel; Lindenmayer, David B


A traditional focus in conservation biology has been on rare species as they are often those most at risk of decline or extinction. However, we argue in this paper that some kinds of currently common species also can be susceptible to decline. Those at particular risk are species that are specialized on widespread environmental conditions. Such specialization may make such species vulnerable to a range of drivers of environmental change, placing them at risk of significant decline or even local...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.02.022


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