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Marine biodiversity hotspots and conservation priorities for tropical reefs

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dc.contributor Dept Environm
dc.contributor Wcmc
dc.contributor Ctr Appl Biodivers Sci
dc.contributor Western Australian Museum
dc.contributor Dept Organism & Evolutionary Biol
dc.contributor Ocean Voice Int
dc.contributor Univ York
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Harvard University
dc.contributor University Of York - Uk
dc.contributor Conservat Int
dc.contributor Eastern Ontario Biodivers Museum
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Harvard Univ
dc.contributor Unep
dc.contributor Conservation International
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en WERNER, TB ROBERTS, CM MCCLEAN, CJ VERON, JEN HAWKINS, JP ALLEN, GR MCALLISTER, DE MITTERMEIER, CG SCHUELER, FW SPALDING, M WELLS, F VYNNE, C 2017-03-21T00:52:14Z 2017-03-21T00:52:14Z 2013-02-28T06:46:13Z 2019-05-09T01:19:39Z 2017-03-21T00:52:14Z 2013-02-28T06:46:13Z 2013-02-28T06:46:13Z 2019-05-09T01:19:39Z 2002-02-15
dc.identifier 6123 en
dc.identifier.citation Roberts CM, McClean CJ, Veron JEN, Hawkins JP, Allen GR, McAllister DE, Mittermeier CG, Schueler FW, Spalding M, Wells F, Vynne C and Werner TB (2002) Marine biodiversity hotspots and conservation priorities for tropical reefs. Science. 295: 1280-1284. en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075
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dc.description.abstract Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse of shallow water marine ecosystems but are being degraded worldwide by human activities and climate warming. Analyses of the geographic ranges of 3235 species of reef fish, corals, snails, and lobsters revealed that between 7.2% and 53.6% of each taxon have highly restricted ranges, rendering them vulnerable to extinction. Restricted-range species are clustered into centers of endemism, like those described for terrestrial taxa. The 10 richest centers of endemism cover 15.8% of the world's coral reefs (0.012% of the oceans) but include between 44.8 and 54.2% of the restricted-range species, Many occur in regions where reefs are being severely affected by people, potentially leading to numerous extinctions. Threatened centers of endemism are major biodiversity hotspots, and conservation efforts targeted toward them could help avert the loss of tropical reef biodiversity.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Science - pages: 295: 1280-1284 en
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dc.subject Extinction
dc.subject Science & Technology - Other Topics
dc.subject Multidisciplinary Sciences
dc.subject Sea
dc.subject Population
dc.subject Fish
dc.subject Recruitment
dc.title Marine biodiversity hotspots and conservation priorities for tropical reefs
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1126/science.1067728 en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000173926000040

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