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Cost-effective conservation of amphibian ecology and evolution [Science Advances]

Keywords : conservation planning, land cost-effective, biodiversity assessment, Atlantic Forest hotspot, amphibians

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Habitat loss is the most important threat to species survival, and the efficient selection of priority areas is fundamental for good systematic conservation planning. Using amphibians as a conservation target, we designed an innovative assessment strategy, showing that prioritization models focused on functional, phylogenetic, and taxonomic diversity can include cost-effectiveness–based assessments of land values. We report new key conservation sites within the Brazilian Atlantic Forest hot spot, revealing a congruence of ecological and evolutionary patterns.(...)

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