The species we have yet to meet

Laurance, William (2016) The species we have yet to meet. bioGraphic, 30 November 2016. pp. 1-7.

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[Extract] One of the most heated debates in biology today revolves around how many species share our planet with us. Discounting microbes, plausible estimates range from around 2 million to over 50 million species of animals, plants, and fungi. Why is there so much uncertainty? The biggest reason, I'd argue, is that a lot of biodiversity is surprisingly hard to find or identify. This has profound implications for nature conservation and for our understanding of life on Earth.

Item ID: 46622
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: biodiversity, biodiversity hotspots, extinction, new species, undiscovered species, unknown species
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 02:17
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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