This page highlights a growing list of what I (and others) believe are some of the classic studies that have assisted in biodiversity conservation. The first link per topic takes you to the post, the highlighted paper and link takes you to the paper’s source.

Allee, W.C. (1931). Animal Aggregations: A Study in General Sociology, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

MacArthur, R.H. & Wilson, E.O. (1967). The Theory of Island Biogeography. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

Hardin, G. (1968). The tragedy of the commons Science, 162, 1243-1248

Shaffer, M.L. (1981). Minimum population sizes for species conservation. BioScience 31, 131–134

Ehrlich, P.R., H. A. Mooney. (1983). Extinction, substitution, and ecosystem services. BioScience 33, 248-254

Diamond, J.M. (1984). ‘Normal’ extinction of isolated populations In: Extinctions, M.H. Nitecki (Ed.), 191-246, Chicago University Press, Chicago, USA

Wilcox, B.A., Murphy D.D. (1985). Conservation strategy: the effects of fragmentation on extinction. American Naturalist, 125, 879-887

Soulé, M. E., Bolger, D. T., Alberts, A. C., Sauvajot, R. S., Wright, J., Sorice, M. & Hill, S. (1988) Reconstructed dynamics of rapid extinctions of chaparral-requiring birds in urban habitat islands. Conservation Biology, 2, 75-92

Lande, R. (1988). Genetics and demography in biological conservation. Science, 241, 1455-1460

Mace, G.M. & Lande, R. (1991). Assessing extinction threats: toward a re-evaluation of IUCN threatened species categories. Conservation Biology, 51, 148-157

Walker, B. H. (1992) Biodiversity and ecological redundancy. Conservation Biology, 6, 18-23

Caughley, G. (1994). Directions in conservation biology. Journal of Animal Ecology, 63, 215-244

Tilman, D., May, R.M., Lehman, C.L., Nowak, M.A. (1994) Habitat destruction and the extinction debt. Nature 371, 65-66

Frankham, R. (1995). Effective population size/adult population size ratios in wildlife: a review. Genetical Research, 66, 95-107

Pauly, D. (1995). Anecdotes and the shifting baseline syndrome of fisheries Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 430

Pauly, D., Christensen, V., Dalsgaard, J., Froese, R. & Torres Jr., F. (1998). Fishing down marine food webs. Science, 279, 860-863

Simberloff, D. & Von Holle, B. (1999). Positive interactions of nonindigenous species: invasional meltdown? Biological Invasions, 1, 21-32

Myers, N., Mittermeier, R.A., Mittermeier, C.G., da Fonseca, G.A.B. & Kent, J. (2000). Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature, 403, 853-858

Thomas, C.D., Cameron, A., Green, R.E., Bakkenes, M., Beaumont, L.J., Collingham, Y.C., Erasmus, B.F.N., de Siqueira, M.F., Grainger, A., Hannah, L., Hughes, L., Huntley, B., van Jaarsveld, A.S., Midgley, G.F., Miles, L., Ortega-Huerta, M.A., Peterson, A.T., Phillips, O.L., & Williams, S.E. (2004) Extinction risk from climate change. Nature, 427, 145-148

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13 10 2011

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