The role of transitional areas as avian biodiversity centres

Kark, Salit, Allnutt, Thomas F., Levin, Noam, Manne, Lisa L. and Williams, Paul H. (2007) The role of transitional areas as avian biodiversity centres. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 16 2: 187-196. doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00274.x


Author Kark, Salit
Allnutt, Thomas F.
Levin, Noam
Manne, Lisa L.
Williams, Paul H.
Title The role of transitional areas as avian biodiversity centres
Journal name Global Ecology and Biogeography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1466-822X
Publication date 2007-03-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2006.00274.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 187
End page 196
Total pages 10
Place of publication OXFORD
Publisher BLACKWELL PUBLISHING
Language eng
Abstract Aim With the ever-increasing threats to biodiversity, efforts are being directed towards identifying hotspots of special importance for conservation. In particular, there has been an effort to identify irreplaceable regions that are especially rich in rare species. Areas of transition between ecological systems in which multiple species coincide are expected, almost by definition, to be species-rich. Here, we examine whether this is simply a result of an overlap between two communities in boundary regions, or whether boundary areas also hold concentrations of rare (e.g. range-limited) species. We ask whether an analysis that includes areas of transition may be a useful contribution to the identification of biodiversity centres.
Keyword biodiversity
birds
boundaries
conservation
ecoregions
ecotones
New World
passeriforms
range-size rarity
transitional areas
Conservation Priorities
Ecological Transition
Species Richness
Alternative Models
Chukar Partridge
Patterns
Diversity
Gradients
Hotspots
Endemism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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