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dc.contributor.authorMajer, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorGove, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T10:25:29Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T10:25:29Z
dc.date.created2010-08-18T07:04:03Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationGove, A. D., R. R. Dunn & J. D. Majer (2008). The importance of species range attributes and reserve configuration for the conservation of angiosperm diversity in western Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation 17, 817-831.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/2725
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10531-008-9321-8
dc.description.abstract

In order to better understand the relationship between reserve design and the species represented by such designs, we examined the effectiveness of the Western Australian reserve system for conserving angiosperm diversity, and examined the characteristics of those species conserved. We overlayed species distribution data for 14 plant lineages with the distribution of the reserve system (8.5% of the State's area) and identified the species that remained unprotected. We found that, depending upon the method employed, between 174 (5.7%) and 570 (18.7%) of species were not included within the reserve system. Two main unprotected regions were identified, one of which was also a centre of high diversity. Geographical range sizes of unprotected species were six times smaller than those species that were protected, while species richness of small-ranged endemic species coincided with general patterns of species richness.

dc.titleThe importance of species range attributes and reserve configuration for the conservation of angiosperm diversity in western Australia
dc.typeJournal Article
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curtin.facultySchool of Agriculture and Environment
curtin.facultyDepartment of Environmental Biology
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering


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