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Preserving the tree of life.

Mace, GM; Gittleman, JL; Purvis, A; (2003) Preserving the tree of life. Science , 300 (5626) 1707 - 1709. 10.1126/science.1085510.

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Abstract

Phylogenies provide new ways to measure biodiversity, to assess conservation priorities, and to quantify the evolutionary history in any set of species. Methodological problems and a lack of knowledge about most species have so far hampered their use. In the future, as techniques improve and more data become accessible, we will have an expanded set of conservation options, including ways to prioritize outcomes from evolutionary and ecological processes.

Type:Article
Title:Preserving the tree of life.
Location:United States
DOI:10.1126/science.1085510
Language:English
Keywords:Animals, Biological Evolution, Classification, Conservation of Natural Resources, Ecosystem, Environment, Geography, Phylogeny, Species Specificity
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Biosciences (Division of) > Genetics, Evolution and Environment

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