Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Estimating human effects on global extinction

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_01337, Oiseaux_v2b_01416
Auteur(s)
  • D. H. Wright
Affiliation(s)
  • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 85721, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Résumé

A quantitative technique for estimating extinctions due to clearing of natural ecosystems is described. Applied on a global scale, the method yields preliminary figures on extinctions of flowering plants, butterflies, land birds and land mammals ranging from 5.4 to 15.3% for the period from the beginning of agriculture until the year 1980. Actual numbers of extinctions of mammals and birds to date are much lower, possibly in part due to a tendency for the technique to overestimate species loss at the global scale. However, delayed extinctions of species whose populations have been reduced but not exterminated by habitat destruction are likely, suggesting that human impacts may be more serious than they currently appear.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - earth & environmental sciences
  • 3 - meteorology & atmospheric sciences
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Earth and Planetary Sciences ; 3 - Atmospheric Science
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - physiology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - meteorology & atmospheric sciences
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biophysics
Identifiant ISTEX
CBD554436361540F37733D9A474DD60134322820
Revue

International Journal of Biometeorology

Année de publication
1987
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
5.822
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
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