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Global Diversity Patterns in Freshwater Systems

Global Diversity Patterns in Freshwater Systems

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Global patterns of freshwater species diversity are described using two diversity descriptors (species richness and degree of endemicity) for freshwater amphibians, birds, crayfish, fishes, mammals and reptiles per HydroBASIN basin.

Source

Research Institute for Development (IRD), National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France) (link)
 
Evolution and Biological Diversity Laboratory, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) (link)
 
Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE), University of Antwerp (Antwerpen, Belgium) (link)
 
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (link)
 

see also:

Tisseuil, C., Cornu, J.F., Beauchard, O., Brosse, S., Darwall, W., Holland, R., Hugueny, B., Tedesco, P.A. & Oberdorff, T. (2013). Global diversity patterns and cross-taxa convergence in riverine systems. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 365-376 (link).

 

with support provided by: BioFresh project

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authors

Thierry Oberdorff email, Céline Jézéquel, Pablo A. Tedesco & Clément Tisseuil

contact

Thierry Oberdorff, Céline Jézéquel, Pablo A. Tedesco & Clément Tisseuil 
UMR "BOREA" 
CNRS 7208/IRD 207/MNHN/UPMC, DMPA 
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle 
43 rue Cuvier 
75231 Paris Cedex, France

Related Publications

  • BirdLife International (2011). Bird species distribution maps of the world.
  • Brosse S., Beauchard O., Blanchet S., Durr H.H., Grenouillet G., Hugueny  B., Lauzeral C., Leprieur F., Tedesco P.A., Villeger S., Oberdorff T., (2013). Fish-SPRICH: a database of freshwater fish species richness  throughout the World. Hydrobiologia 700: 343–349.
  • Crisp, M.D., Laffan, S., Linder, H.P. & Monro, A. (2001). Endemism in the Australian flora. Journal of Biogeography 28: 183-198.
  • IUCN (2011). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1.
  • Lehner, B., Verdin, K. & Jarvis, A. (2008). New Global Hydrography Derived From Spaceborne Elevation Data. Eos 89: 93.

base layer references

  • HydroSHEDS database (Hydrological data and maps based on Shuttle Elevation Derivatives at multiple Scales; Lehner et al. 2008).

acknowledgements

This work was supported by the EU BioFresh Project (7th Framework European Program, Contract No. 226874).

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