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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.015
Titel (primär) Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?
Autor Winter, M.; Devictor, V.; Schweiger, O.
Quelle Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Erscheinungsjahr 2013
Department BZF; iDiv
Band/Volume 28
Heft 4
Seite von 199
Seite bis 204
Sprache englisch
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU1;
Abstract To date, there is little evidence that phylogenetic diversity has contributed to nature conservation. Here, we discuss the scientific justification of using phylogenetic diversity in conservation and the reasons for its neglect. We show that, apart from valuing the rarity and richness aspect, commonly quoted justifications based on the usage of phylogenetic diversity as a proxy for functional diversity or evolutionary potential are still based on uncertainties. We discuss how a missing guideline through the variety of phylogenetic diversity metrics and their relevance for conservation might be responsible for the hesitation to include phylogenetic diversity in conservation practice. We outline research routes that can help to ease uncertainties and bridge gaps between research and conservation with respect to phylogenetic diversity.

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Winter, M., Devictor, V., Schweiger, O. (2013):
Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?
Trends Ecol. Evol. 28 (4), 199 - 204 10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.015