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Global patterns of evolutionary distinct and globally endangered amphibians and mammals

Global patterns of evolutionary distinct and globally endangered amphibians and mammals

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SAFI, Kamran, Katrina ARMOUR-MARSHALL, Jonathan E. M. BAILLIE, Nick J. B. ISAAC, 2013. Global patterns of evolutionary distinct and globally endangered amphibians and mammals. In: PloS one. 8(5), e63582. eISSN 1932-6203. Available under: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063582

@article{Safi2013Globa-41806, title={Global patterns of evolutionary distinct and globally endangered amphibians and mammals}, year={2013}, doi={10.1371/journal.pone.0063582}, number={5}, volume={8}, journal={PloS one}, author={Safi, Kamran and Armour-Marshall, Katrina and Baillie, Jonathan E. M. and Isaac, Nick J. B.}, note={Article Number: e63582} }

Background:<br />Conservation of phylogenetic diversity allows maximising evolutionary information preserved within fauna and flora. The “EDGE of Existence” programme is the first institutional conservation initiative that prioritises species based on phylogenetic information. Species are ranked in two ways: one according to their evolutionary distinctiveness (ED) and second, by including IUCN extinction status, their evolutionary distinctiveness and global endangerment (EDGE). Here, we describe the global patterns in the spatial distribution of priority ED and EDGE species, in order to identify conservation areas for mammalian and amphibian communities. In addition, we investigate whether environmental conditions can predict the observed spatial pattern in ED and EDGE globally.<br /><br />Methods and Principal Findings:<br />Priority zones with high concentrations of ED and EDGE scores were defined using two different methods. The overlap between mammal and amphibian zones was very small, reflecting the different phylo-biogeographic histories. Mammal ED zones were predominantly found on the African continent and the neotropical forests, whereas in amphibians, ED zones were concentrated in North America. Mammal EDGE zones were mainly in South-East Asia, southern Africa and Madagascar; for amphibians they were in central and south America. The spatial pattern of ED and EDGE was poorly described by a suite of environmental variables.<br /><br />Conclusions:<br />Mapping the spatial distribution of ED and EDGE provides an important step towards identifying priority areas for the conservation of mammalian and amphibian phylogenetic diversity in the EDGE of existence programme. Armour-Marshall, Katrina Safi, Kamran 2018-03-16T09:00:19Z Armour-Marshall, Katrina Isaac, Nick J. B. terms-of-use Baillie, Jonathan E. M. Baillie, Jonathan E. M. 2018-03-16T09:00:19Z Isaac, Nick J. B. eng Global patterns of evolutionary distinct and globally endangered amphibians and mammals Safi, Kamran 2013

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