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Global meta-analysis reveals low consistency of biodiversity congruence relationships

Westgate, Martin; Barton, Philip; Lane, Peter; Lindenmayer, David B


Knowledge of the number and distribution of species is fundamental to biodiversity conservation efforts, but this information is lacking for the majority of species on earth. Consequently, subsets of taxa are often used as proxies for biodiversity; but this assumes that different taxa display congruent distribution patterns. Here we use a global meta-analysis to show that studies of cross-taxon congruence rarely give consistent results. Instead, species richness congruence is highest at extreme...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4899
Access Rights: Open Access


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