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    • Oil and gas projects in the Western Amazon: threats to wilderness, biodiversity, and indigenous peoples. 

      Finer, Matt; Jenkins, Clinton N; Pimm, Stuart L; Keane, Brian; Ross, Carl (PLoS One, 2008-08-13)
      BACKGROUND: The western Amazon is the most biologically rich part of the Amazon basin and is home to a great diversity of indigenous ethnic groups, including some of the world's last uncontacted peoples living in voluntary ...
    • Overlooked mountain rock pools in deserts are critical local hotspots of biodiversity. 

      Vale, Cândida Gomes; Pimm, Stuart L; Brito, José Carlos (PloS one, 2015-01)
      <h4>Background</h4>The world is undergoing exceptional biodiversity loss. Most conservation efforts target biodiversity hotspots at large scales. Such approach overlooks small-sized local hotspots, which may be rich in endemic ...
    • Planetary Boundaries for Biodiversity: Implausible Science, Pernicious Policies. 

      Montoya, José M; Donohue, Ian; Pimm, Stuart L (Trends in ecology & evolution, 2018-02)
      The notion of a 'safe operating space for biodiversity' is vague and encourages harmful policies. Attempts to fix it strip it of all meaningful content. Ecology is rapidly gaining insights into the connections between ...
    • Quantitative analysis of forest fragmentation in the atlantic forest reveals more threatened bird species than the current red list. 

      Schnell, Jessica K; Harris, Grant M; Pimm, Stuart L; Russell, Gareth J (PloS one, 2013-01)
      Habitat loss and attendant fragmentation threaten the existence of many species. Conserving these species requires a straightforward and objective method that quantifies how these factors affect their survival. Therefore, ...
    • Reassessing the conservation status of the giant panda using remote sensing 

      Xu, Weihua; Viña, Andrés; Kong, Lingqiao; Pimm, Stuart L; Zhang, Jingjing; Yang, Wu; Xiao, Yi; ... (11 authors) (NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 2017-11-01)
    • Regional scientific research benefits threatened-species conservation 

      Hu, Yisi; Luo, Zhenhua; Chapman, Colin A; Pimm, Stuart L; Turvey, Samuel T; Lawes, Michael J; Peres, Carlos A; ... (9 authors) (National Science Review, 2019-11-01)
    • Remotely Sensed Data Informs Red List Evaluations and Conservation Priorities in Southeast Asia. 

      Li, Binbin V; Hughes, Alice C; Jenkins, Clinton N; Ocampo-Peñuela, Natalia; Pimm, Stuart L (PloS one, 2016-01)
      The IUCN Red List has assessed the global distributions of the majority of the world's amphibians, birds and mammals. Yet these assessments lack explicit reference to widely available, remotely-sensed data that can sensibly ...
    • Reply to Nic Lughadha et al. 

      Raven, Peter H; Pimm, Stuart L (Trends in ecology & evolution, 2017-12)
    • Savanna elephant numbers are only a quarter of their expected values. 

      Robson, Ashley S; Trimble, Morgan J; Purdon, Andrew; Young-Overton, Kim D; Pimm, Stuart L; van Aarde, Rudi J (PloS one, 2017-01)
      Savannas once constituted the range of many species that human encroachment has now reduced to a fraction of their former distribution. Many survive only in protected areas. Poaching reduces the savanna elephant, even where ...
    • Setting practical conservation priorities for birds in the Western Andes of Colombia. 

      Ocampo-Peñuela, Natalia; Pimm, Stuart L (Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2014-10)
      We aspired to set conservation priorities in ways that lead to direct conservation actions. Very large-scale strategic mapping leads to familiar conservation priorities exemplified by biodiversity hotspots. In contrast, ...
    • Sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) survival, oil spills, shrimp fisheries, and hurricanes. 

      Huang, Ryan M; Bass, Oron L; Pimm, Stuart L (PeerJ, 2017-01)
      Migratory seabirds face threats from climate change and a variety of anthropogenic disturbances. Although most seabird research has focused on the ecology of individuals at the colony, technological advances now allow researchers ...
    • Spatial models of giant pandas under current and future conditions reveal extinction risks. 

      Kong, Lingqiao; Xu, Weihua; Xiao, Yi; Pimm, Stuart L; Shi, Hao; Ouyang, Zhiyun (Nature ecology & evolution, 2021-07-26)
      In addition to habitat loss and fragmentation, demographic processes-the vagaries of births, deaths and sex ratio fluctuations-pose substantial threats to wild giant panda populations. Additionally, climate change and plans ...
    • Species, extinct before we know them? 

      Lees, Alexander C; Pimm, Stuart L (Current biology : CB, 2015-03)
      Species are going extinct rapidly, while taxonomic catalogues are still incomplete for even the best-known taxa. Intensive fieldwork is finding species so rare and threatened that some become extinct within years of discovery. ...
    • Targeted habitat restoration can reduce extinction rates in fragmented forests. 

      Newmark, William D; Jenkins, Clinton N; Pimm, Stuart L; McNeally, Phoebe B; Halley, John M (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2017-09)
      The Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil are two of the most fragmented biodiversity hotspots. Species-area relationships predict that their habitat fragments will experience a substantial ...
    • The 2020 elephant die-off in Botswana. 

      van Aarde, Rudi J; Pimm, Stuart L; Guldemond, Robert; Huang, Ryan; Maré, Celesté (PeerJ, 2021-01-11)
      The cause of deaths of 350 elephants in 2020 in a relatively small unprotected area of northern Botswana is unknown, and may never be known. Media speculations about it ignore ecological realities. Worse, they make conjectures ...
    • The distribution and numbers of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in southern Africa. 

      Weise, Florian J; Vijay, Varsha; Jacobson, Andrew P; Schoonover, Rebecca F; Groom, Rosemary J; Horgan, Jane; Keeping, Derek; ... (17 authors) (PeerJ, 2017-01)
      Assessing the numbers and distribution of threatened species is a central challenge in conservation, often made difficult because the species of concern are rare and elusive. For some predators, this may be compounded by ...
    • The Fate of the World's Plants. 

      Pimm, Stuart L; Raven, Peter H (Trends in ecology & evolution, 2017-05)
      A recent report assessing the world's plant species finds continuing progress in completing the taxonomic catalog. However, many undescribed species remain. The report concludes that, presently, 21% of known species risk ...
    • The Impacts of Oil Palm on Recent Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss. 

      Vijay, Varsha; Pimm, Stuart L; Jenkins, Clinton N; Smith, Sharon J (PloS one, 2016-01)
      Palm oil is the most widely traded vegetable oil globally, with demand projected to increase substantially in the future. Almost all oil palm grows in areas that were once tropical moist forests, some of them quite recently. ...
    • Transforming Protected Area Management in China. 

      Xu, Weihua; Pimm, Stuart L; Du, Ao; Su, Yang; Fan, Xinyue; An, Li; Liu, Jianguo; ... (8 authors) (Trends in ecology & evolution, 2019-07-10)
      We discuss institutional reforms to China's protected area management. Currently (as elsewhere), protected areas suffer fragmented management, lack of a comprehensive classification, inadequate coverage of biodiversity and ...
    • Unfulfilled promise of data-driven approaches: response to Peterson et al. 

      Pimm, Stuart L; Harris, Grant; Jenkins, Clinton N; Ocampo-Peñuela, Natalia; Li, Binbin V (Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2017-08)