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A review of the relation between species traits and extinction risk

Published on Sep 1, 2019in Biological Conservation 4.66
· DOI :10.1016/j.biocon.2019.07.001
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Published on Feb 25, 2019in Conservation Biology 5.89
Luca Santini15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Radboud University Nijmegen),
Stuart H. M. Butchart50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Cambridge)
+ 6 AuthorsM.A.J. Huijbregts48
Estimated H-index: 48
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Nature Ecology and Evolution
W. Daniel Kissling26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Ramona L. Walls13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UA: University of Arizona)
+ 26 AuthorsJohannes H. C. Cornelissen58
Estimated H-index: 58
(VU: VU University Amsterdam)
Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) allow observation and reporting of global biodiversity change, but a detailed framework for the empirical derivation of specific EBVs has yet to be developed. Here, we re-examine and refine the previous candidate set of species traits EBVs and show how traits related to phenology, morphology, reproduction, physiology and movement can contribute to EBV operationalization. The selected EBVs express intra-specific trait variation and allow monitoring of how o...
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Published on Oct 18, 2017in PLOS ONE 2.77
Caspar A. Hallmann7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Radboud University Nijmegen),
Martin Sorg1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 9 AuthorsThomas Hörren1
Estimated H-index: 1
Global declines in insects have sparked wide interest among scientists, politicians, and the general public. Loss of insect diversity and abundance is expected to provoke cascading effects on food webs and to jeopardize ecosystem services. Our understanding of the extent and underlying causes of this decline is based on the abundance of single species or taxonomic groups only, rather than changes in insect biomass which is more relevant for ecological functioning. Here, we used a standardized pr...
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William J. Ripple46
Estimated H-index: 46
(OSU: Oregon State University),
Christopher Wolf10
Estimated H-index: 10
(OSU: Oregon State University)
+ 3 AuthorsDouglas J. McCauley26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UCSB: University of California, Santa Barbara)
Extinction risk in vertebrates has been linked to large body size, but this putative relationship has only been explored for select taxa, with variable results. Using a newly assembled and taxonomically expansive database, we analyzed the relationships between extinction risk and body mass (27,647 species) and between extinction risk and range size (21,294 species) for vertebrates across six main classes. We found that the probability of being threatened was positively and significantly related ...
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Published on Jul 26, 2017
Marina P. Arbetman6
Estimated H-index: 6
(CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council),
Gabriela Gleiser10
Estimated H-index: 10
(CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)
+ 2 AuthorsMarcelo A. Aizen44
Estimated H-index: 44
(CONICET: National Scientific and Technical Research Council)
Conservation biology can profit greatly from incorporating a phylogenetic perspective into analyses of patterns and drivers of species extinction risk. We applied such an approach to analyse patterns of bumblebee (Bombus) decline. We assembled a database representing approximately 43% of the circa 260 globally known species, which included species extinction risk assessments following the International Union fo Conservation of Nature Red List categories and criteria, and information on species t...
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in Functional Ecology 5.49
Marco Moretti24
Estimated H-index: 24
André T. C. Dias13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UERJ: Rio de Janeiro State University)
+ 12 AuthorsJoaquín Hortal36
Estimated H-index: 36
(CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)
Summary 1. Trait-based approaches are increasingly being used to test mechanisms underlying species assemblages and biotic interactions across a wide range of organisms including terrestrial arthropods and to investigate consequences for ecosystem processes. Such an approach relies on the standardized measurement of functional traits that can be applied across taxa and regions. Currently, however, unified methods of trait measurements are lacking for terrestrial arthropods and related macroinver...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017in Insect Conservation and Diversity 2.09
Catherine L. Parr30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Liverpool),
Robert R. Dunn33
Estimated H-index: 33
(NCSU: North Carolina State University)
+ 22 AuthorsCarlos Rodrigues Brandão10
Estimated H-index: 10
(USP: University of São Paulo)
In recent years the focus in ecology has shifted from species to a greater emphasis on functional traits. In tandem with this shift, a number of trait databases have been developed covering a range of taxa. Here, we introduce the GlobalAnts database. Globally, ants are dominant, diverse and provide a range of ecosystem functions. The database represents a significant tool for ecology in that it (i) contributes to a global archive of ant traits (morphology, ecology and life history) which complem...
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Published on Mar 29, 2016in Scientific Data 5.31
Joshua S. Madin24
Estimated H-index: 24
Kristen D. Anderson8
Estimated H-index: 8
(JCU: James Cook University)
+ 27 AuthorsErik C. Franklin15
Estimated H-index: 15
(U.H.: University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Trait-based approaches advance ecological and evolutionary research because traits provide a strong link to an organism’s function and fitness. Trait-based research might lead to a deeper understanding of the functions of, and services provided by, ecosystems, thereby improving management, which is vital in the current era of rapid environmental change. Coral reef scientists have long collected trait data for corals; however, these are difficult to access and often under-utilized in addressing l...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Biological Conservation 4.66
Mia T. Comeros-Raynal7
Estimated H-index: 7
(ODU: Old Dominion University),
Beth A. Polidoro16
Estimated H-index: 16
(ASU: Arizona State University)
+ 9 AuthorsDavid Pollard5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Australian Museum)
Abstract Identification, understanding and prediction of the factors that drive species to heightened risk of extinction are important goals for conservation, especially since few areas on the planet remain unaffected by human activities. Global extinction risk assessments of an entire family of ecologically complex marine fishes (family: Sparidae), using the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List process, showed that 8.6% (13 species) of sparids are threatened. Intense fishing ...
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Published on Sep 1, 2016in Conservation Letters 7.28
Osmar J. Luiz15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Macquarie University),
Rachael M. Woods3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Macquarie University)
+ 1 AuthorsJoshua S. Madin24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Macquarie University)
Groupers are highly susceptible to human-induced impacts, making them one of the most threatened fish families globally. Extinction risk assessments are important in endangered threatened species management, however the most comprehensive—the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List—cannot classify approximately one-third of grouper species due to data deficiency. We used an ordinal analytical approach to model relationships between species-level traits and extinction risk ...
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