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Climate change, species-area curves and the extinction crisis.

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An article published in the journal Nature in January 2004-in which an international team of biologists predicted that climate change would, by 2050, doom 15-37% of the earth's species to extinction-attracted unprecedented, worldwide media attention. The predictions conflict with the conventional wisdom that habitat change and modification are the most important causes of current and future extinctions. The new extinction projections come from applying a well-known ecological pattern, the spe...

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10.1098/rstb.2005.1712

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
361
Issue:
1465
Pages:
163-171
Publication date:
2006-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:33f035db-3511-42de-a2eb-1d4d9d08f86d
Source identifiers:
209582
Local pid:
pubs:209582

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