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Inferring Extinction : When is a Species as Dead as a Dodo ? [Methods in Ecology and Evolution]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

A species is either extant or extinct – it exists or it does not exist. Black and white, a binary choice. Surely it should not be difficult to assign species to one of these two categories ? Well, in practice it can be extremely challenging and a plethora of methods have been developed to deal with the problem. This of course leads to a second challenge – which of the plethora should you use ?! (More on this later…)

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