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Estimating the global conservation status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, November 2015
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Title
Estimating the global conservation status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species
Published in
Science Advances, November 2015
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1500936
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Authors

Hans ter Steege, Nigel C. A. Pitman, Timothy J. Killeen, William F. Laurance, Carlos A. Peres, Juan Ernesto Guevara, Rafael P. Salomão, Carolina V. Castilho, Iêda Leão Amaral, Francisca Dionízia de Almeida Matos, Luiz de Souza Coelho, William E. Magnusson, Oliver L. Phillips, Diogenes de Andrade Lima Filho, Marcelo de Jesus Veiga Carim, Mariana Victória Irume, Maria Pires Martins, Jean-François Molino, Daniel Sabatier, Florian Wittmann, Dairon Cárdenas López, José Renan da Silva Guimarães, Abel Monteagudo Mendoza, Percy Núñez Vargas, Angelo Gilberto Manzatto, Neidiane Farias Costa Reis, John Terborgh, Katia Regina Casula, Juan Carlos Montero, Ted R. Feldpausch, Euridice N. Honorio Coronado, Alvaro Javier Duque Montoya, Charles Eugene Zartman, Bonifacio Mostacedo, Rodolfo Vasquez, Rafael L. Assis, Marcelo Brilhante Medeiros, Marcelo Fragomeni Simon, Ana Andrade, José Luís Camargo, Susan G. W. Laurance, Henrique Eduardo Mendonça Nascimento, Beatriz S. Marimon, Ben-Hur Marimon, Flávia Costa, Natalia Targhetta, Ima Célia Guimarães Vieira, Roel Brienen, Hernán Castellanos, Joost F. Duivenvoorden, Hugo F. Mogollón, Maria Teresa Fernandez Piedade, Gerardo A. Aymard C., James A. Comiskey, Gabriel Damasco, Nállarett Dávila, Roosevelt García-Villacorta, Pablo Roberto Stevenson Diaz, Alberto Vincentini, Thaise Emilio, Carolina Levis, Juliana Schietti, Priscila Souza, Alfonso Alonso, Francisco Dallmeier, Leandro Valle Ferreira, David Neill, Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Luzmila Arroyo, Fernanda Antunes Carvalho, Fernanda Coelho Souza, Dário Dantas do Amaral, Rogerio Gribel, Bruno Garcia Luize, Marcelo Petrati Pansonato, Eduardo Venticinque, Paul Fine, Marisol Toledo, Chris Baraloto, Carlos Cerón, Julien Engel, Terry W. Henkel, Eliana M. Jimenez, Paul Maas, Maria Cristina Peñuela Mora, Pascal Petronelli, Juan David Cardenas Revilla, Marcos Silveira, Juliana Stropp, Raquel Thomas-Caesar, Tim R. Baker, Doug Daly, Marcos Ríos Paredes, Naara Ferreira da Silva, Alfredo Fuentes, Peter Møller Jørgensen, Jochen Schöngart, Miles R. Silman, Nicolás Castaño Arboleda, Bruno Barçante Ladvocat Cintra, Fernando Cornejo Valverde, Anthony Di Fiore, Juan Fernando Phillips, Tinde R. van Andel, Patricio von Hildebrand, Edelcilio Marques Barbosa, Luiz Carlos de Matos Bonates, Deborah de Castro, Emanuelle de Sousa Farias, Therany Gonzales, Jean-Louis Guillaumet, Bruce Hoffman, Yadvinder Malhi, Ires Paula de Andrade Miranda, Adriana Prieto, Agustín Rudas, Ademir R. Ruschell, Natalino Silva, César I. A. Vela, Vincent A. Vos, Eglée L. Zent, Stanford Zent, Angela Cano, Marcelo Trindade Nascimento, Alexandre A. Oliveira, Hirma Ramirez-Angulo, José Ferreira Ramos, Rodrigo Sierra, Milton Tirado, Maria Natalia Umaña Medina, Geertje van der Heijden, Emilio Vilanova Torre, Corine Vriesendorp, Ophelia Wang, Kenneth R. Young, Claudia Baider, Henrik Balslev, Natalia de Castro, William Farfan-Rios, Cid Ferreira, Casimiro Mendoza, Italo Mesones, Armando Torres-Lezama, Ligia Estela Urrego Giraldo, Daniel Villarroel, Roderick Zagt, Miguel N. Alexiades, Karina Garcia-Cabrera, Lionel Hernandez, Isau Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, William Milliken, Walter Palacios Cuenca, Susamar Pansini, Daniela Pauletto, Freddy Ramirez Arevalo, Adeilza Felipe Sampaio, Elvis H. Valderrama Sandoval, Luis Valenzuela Gamarra

Abstract

Estimates of extinction risk for Amazonian plant and animal species are rare and not often incorporated into land-use policy and conservation planning. We overlay spatial distribution models with historical and projected deforestation to show that at least 36% and up to 57% of all Amazonian tree species are likely to qualify as globally threatened under International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List criteria. If confirmed, these results would increase the number of threatened plant species on Earth by 22%. We show that the trends observed in Amazonia apply to trees throughout the tropics, and we predict that most of the world's >40,000 tropical tree species now qualify as globally threatened. A gap analysis suggests that existing Amazonian protected areas and indigenous territories will protect viable populations of most threatened species if these areas suffer no further degradation, highlighting the key roles that protected areas, indigenous peoples, and improved governance can play in preventing large-scale extinctions in the tropics in this century.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 10 2%
Colombia 3 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
China 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 460 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 88 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 84 17%
Student > Master 79 16%
Student > Bachelor 42 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 31 6%
Other 107 22%
Unknown 54 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 210 43%
Environmental Science 131 27%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 18 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 2%
Social Sciences 8 2%
Other 29 6%
Unknown 80 16%

Attention Score in Context

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