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    • Do asexual polyploid lineages lead short evolutionary lives? A case study from the fern genus Astrolepis. 

      Beck, JB; Windham, MD; Pryer, KM (Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 2011-11)
      A life-history transition to asexuality is typically viewed as leading to a heightened extinction risk, and a number of studies have evaluated this claim by examining the relative ages of asexual versus closely related sexual ...
    • 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 ...
    • Genomic signatures of near-extinction and rebirth of the crested ibis and other endangered bird species 

      Li, Shengbin; Li, Bo; Cheng, Cheng; Xiong, Zijun; Liu, Qingbo; Lai, Jianghua; Carey, Hannah V; ... (33 authors) (GENOME BIOLOGY, 2014)
      BACKGROUND: Nearly one-quarter of all avian species is either threatened or nearly threatened. Of these, 73 species are currently being rescued from going extinct in wildlife sanctuaries. One of the previously most ...
    • 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 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. ...
    • Predictions of primate-parasite coextinction. 

      Herrera, James P; Moody, James; Nunn, Charles L (Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 2021-11)
      Future biodiversity loss threatens the integrity of complex ecological associations, including among hosts and parasites. Almost half of primate species are threatened with extinction, and the loss of threatened hosts could ...
    • Primate diversification inferred from phylogenies and fossils. 

      Herrera, James P (Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 2017-12)
      Biodiversity arises from the balance between speciation and extinction. Fossils record the origins and disappearance of organisms, and the branching patterns of molecular phylogenies allow estimation of speciation and extinction ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection. 

      Pimm, SL; Jenkins, CN; Abell, R; Brooks, TM; Gittleman, JL; Joppa, LN; Raven, PH; ... (9 authors) (Science (New York, N.Y.), 2014-05)
      Recent studies clarify where the most vulnerable species live, where and how humanity changes the planet, and how this drives extinctions. We assess key statistics about species, their distribution, and their status. Most ...
    • 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 Origin and Diversification of Birds. 

      Brusatte, Stephen L; O'Connor, Jingmai K; Jarvis, Erich D (Curr Biol, 2015-10-05)
      Birds are one of the most recognizable and diverse groups of modern vertebrates. Over the past two decades, a wealth of new fossil discoveries and phylogenetic and macroevolutionary studies has transformed our understanding ...