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    • Bird conservation would complement landslide prevention in the Central Andes of Colombia. 

      Ocampo-Peñuela, Natalia; Pimm, Stuart L (PeerJ, 2015-01)
      Conservation and restoration priorities often focus on separate ecosystem problems. Inspired by the November 11th (2011) landslide event near Manizales, and the current poor results of Colombia's Article 111 of Law 99 of ...
    • Bird extirpations and community dynamics in an Andean cloud forest over 100 years of land-use change. 

      Palacio, Ruben D; Kattan, Gustavo H; Pimm, Stuart L (Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2020-06)
      Long-term studies to understand biodiversity changes remain scarce-especially so for tropical mountains. We examined changes from 1911 to 2016 in the bird community of the cloud forest of San Antonio, a mountain ridge in ...
    • China's endemic vertebrates sheltering under the protective umbrella of the giant panda. 

      Li, Binbin V; Pimm, Stuart L (Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2016-04)
      The giant panda attracts disproportionate conservation resources. How well does this emphasis protect other endemic species? Detailed data on geographical ranges are not available for plants or invertebrates, so we restrict ...
    • Climate change challenges the current conservation strategy for the giant panda 

      Shen, Guozhen; Pimm, Stuart L; Feng, Chaoyang; Ren, Guofang; Liu, Yanping; Xu, Wenting; Li, Junqing; ... (9 authors) (Biological Conservation, 2015-10-01)
      The global total of protected areas to conserve biodiversity is increasing steadily, while numerous studies show that they are broadly effective. That said, how will current conservation strategies work, given the current ...
    • Climate change, disease range shifts, and the future of the Africa lion. 

      Carter, Neil H; Bouley, Paola; Moore, Sean; Poulos, Michael; Bouyer, Jérémy; Pimm, Stuart L (Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2018-10)
    • Data-driven discovery of the spatial scales of habitat choice by elephants. 

      Mashintonio, Andrew F; Pimm, Stuart L; Harris, Grant M; van Aarde, Rudi J; Russell, Gareth J (PeerJ, 2014-01)
      Setting conservation goals and management objectives relies on understanding animal habitat preferences. Models that predict preferences combine location data from tracked animals with environmental information, usually ...
    • Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention. 

      Dobson, Andrew P; Pimm, Stuart L; Hannah, Lee; Kaufman, Les; Ahumada, Jorge A; Ando, Amy W; Bernstein, Aaron; ... (17 authors) (Science (New York, N.Y.), 2020-07)
    • Elevational ranges of birds on a tropical montane gradient lag behind warming temperatures. 

      Forero-Medina, German; Terborgh, John; Socolar, S Jacob; Pimm, Stuart L (PloS one, 2011-01)
      <h4>Background</h4>Species may respond to a warming climate by moving to higher latitudes or elevations. Shifts in geographic ranges are common responses in temperate regions. For the tropics, latitudinal temperature gradients ...
    • Elevational Ranges of Montane Birds and Deforestation in the Western Andes of Colombia. 

      Ocampo-Peñuela, Natalia; Pimm, Stuart L (PloS one, 2015-01)
      Deforestation causes habitat loss, fragmentation, degradation, and can ultimately cause extinction of the remnant species. Tropical montane birds face these threats with the added natural vulnerability of narrower elevational ...
    • Emerging Technologies to Conserve Biodiversity. 

      Pimm, Stuart L; Alibhai, Sky; Bergl, Richard; Dehgan, Alex; Giri, Chandra; Jewell, Zoë; Joppa, Lucas; ... (9 authors) (Trends in ecology & evolution, 2015-11)
      Technologies to identify individual animals, follow their movements, identify and locate animal and plant species, and assess the status of their habitats remotely have become better, faster, and cheaper as threats to the ...
    • Estimating the normal background rate of species extinction. 

      De Vos, Jurriaan M; Joppa, Lucas N; Gittleman, John L; Stephens, Patrick R; Pimm, Stuart L (Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2015-04)
      A key measure of humanity's global impact is by how much it has increased species extinction rates. Familiar statements are that these are 100-1000 times pre-human or background extinction levels. Estimating recent rates ...
    • Free-ranging livestock threaten the long-term survival of giant pandas 

      Li, Binbin V; Pimm, Stuart L; Li, Sheng; Zhao, Lianjun; Luo, Chunping (Biological Conservation, 2017-12-01)
      © 2017 Elsevier Ltd China has implemented forest policies and expanded protected areas to halt deforestation and protect giant panda habitats. These policies simultaneously encouraged local communities to raise livestock ...
    • Hidden Loss of Wetlands in China. 

      Xu, Weihua; Fan, Xinyue; Ma, Jungai; Pimm, Stuart L; Kong, Lingqiao; Zeng, Yuan; Li, Xiaosong; ... (15 authors) (Current biology : CB, 2019-09)
      To counter their widespread loss, global aspirations are for no net loss of remaining wetlands [1]. We examine whether this goal alone is sufficient for managing China's wetlands, for they constitute 10% of the world's total. ...
    • How China expanded its protected areas to conserve biodiversity. 

      Li, Binbin V; Pimm, Stuart L (Current biology : CB, 2020-11)
      How has the global network of protected areas developed - and which decisions have guided this development? Answering these questions may give insight into what might be possible in the next decade. In 2021, China will host ...
    • How many species of flowering plants are there? 

      Joppa, Lucas N; Roberts, David L; Pimm, Stuart L (Proceedings. Biological sciences, 2011-02)
      We estimate the probable number of flowering plants. First, we apply a model that explicitly incorporates taxonomic effort over time to estimate the number of as-yet-unknown species. Second, we ask taxonomic experts their ...
    • How to protect half of Earth to ensure it protects sufficient biodiversity. 

      Pimm, Stuart L; Jenkins, Clinton N; Li, Binbin V (Science advances, 2018-08-29)
      It is theoretically possible to protect large fractions of species in relatively small regions. For plants, 85% of species occur entirely within just over a third of the Earth's land surface, carefully optimized to maximize ...
    • Incorporating explicit geospatial data shows more species at risk of extinction than the current Red List. 

      Ocampo-Peñuela, Natalia; Jenkins, Clinton N; Vijay, Varsha; Li, Binbin V; Pimm, Stuart L (Science advances, 2016-11-09)
      The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List classifies species according to their risk of extinction, informing global to local conservation decisions. Unfortunately, important geospatial data do not ...
    • Measuring resilience is essential if we are to understand it. 

      Pimm, Stuart L; Donohue, Ian; Montoya, José M; Loreau, Michel (Nature sustainability, 2019-10-09)
      "Sustainability", "resilience", and other terms group under the heading of "stability." Their ubiquity speaks to a vital need to characterise changes in complex social and environmental systems. In a bewildering array of ...
    • Measuring Terrestrial Area of Habitat (AOH) and Its Utility for the IUCN Red List. 

      Brooks, Thomas M; Pimm, Stuart L; Akçakaya, H Resit; Buchanan, Graeme M; Butchart, Stuart HM; Foden, Wendy; Hilton-Taylor, Craig; ... (14 authors) (Trends in ecology & evolution, 2019-11)
      The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species includes assessment of extinction risk for 98 512 species, plus documentation of their range, habitat, elevation, and other factors. ...