Global Patterns of Endemic and Threatened Species in Relation to Environment and Habitat
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (6 November 2021) | Viewed by 5847
Interests: ecology; macroecology; species diversity of ecosystems; rare, threatened, and endemic species; habitats; response to changing natural and cultural conditions
Interests: African mountain biodiversity; plant systematics; phylogeography; orphan crops; biogeography; African plants
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Endemic and threatened species are considered important by both scientists and politicians. Nature conservation concepts and measures require profound knowledge of evolutionary and ecological processes, as well as of the distribution patterns of biodiversity and threats to this diversity. Land-use change and the intensification of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries increase the pressure on ecosystems and their biota.
This Special Issue will focus on analyses of selected endemics or globally threatened species in relation to biogeography, landscape ecology, and genetics/taxonomy. The purpose is to generate scientific information on selected taxa as a fundament for political decisions related to ecosystems or special regions.
We thus welcome contributions on, for example, less-familiar mollusks or insects, as well as new insights on well-known vascular plants or vertebrates. This Issue focuses on taxa with a very restricted range or which are seriously threatened. In particular, we welcome submissions demonstrating how such studies have had an impact on policy (local, regional, or national).
Prof. Dr. Carsten Hobohm
Prof. Dr. Nigel Barker
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- endemic and threatened species