The future of hyperdiverse tropical ecosystems

Barlow, Jos, Franca, Filipe, Gardner, Toby A, Hicks, Christina C, Lennox, Gareth D, Berenguer, Erika, Castello, Leandro, Economo, Evan P, Ferreira, Joice, Guenard, Benoit
et al (show 7 more authors) (2018) The future of hyperdiverse tropical ecosystems. NATURE, 559 (7715). pp. 517-526.

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The tropics contain the overwhelming majority of Earth's biodiversity: their terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems hold more than three-quarters of all species, including almost all shallow-water corals and over 90% of terrestrial birds. However, tropical ecosystems are also subject to pervasive and interacting stressors, such as deforestation, overfishing and climate change, and they are set within a socio-economic context that includes growing pressure from an increasingly globalized world, larger and more affluent tropical populations, and weak governance and response capacities. Concerted local, national and international actions are urgently required to prevent a collapse of tropical biodiversity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals, Plants, Conservation of Natural Resources, Biodiversity, Tropical Climate, Socioeconomic Factors, Human Activities, Climate Change
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:29
DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0301-1
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