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Predicting Diversity Within Hotspots to Enhance Conservation
February 5, 2009
Hotspots of threatened biodiversity comprise a huge chunk of the Earth, presenting a daunting challenge to governments and scientists who want to study them, let alone protect them from development. A new strategy developed by UC-Berkeley researchers can help identify the hotspots within hotspots critical for study and conservation. The strategy employs climate models to assess past species distribution to identify climatically stable regions likely to harbor undocumented endemism.
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