Threatened fish species in the Northeast Atlantic are functionally rare

TitreThreatened fish species in the Northeast Atlantic are functionally rare
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuteursCoulon, N, Lindegren, M, Goberville, E, Toussaint, A, Receveur, A, Auber, A
JournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
Date PublishedDec-07-2023

The criteria used to define the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List categories are essentially based on demographic parameters at the species level, but they do not integrate species' traits or their roles in ecosystems. Consequently, current IUCN-based protection measures may not be sufficient to conserve ecosystem functioning and services. Some species may have a singular combination of traits associated with unique functions. Such functionally distinct species are increasingly recognized as a key facet of biodiversity since they are, by definition, functionally irreplaceable. The aim of this study is to investigate whether threatened species are also functionally rare and to identify which traits determine extinction risk.

Short TitleGlobal Ecol Biogeogr
Catégorie HCERES
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