BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

Topic 27: Species Extinction


Easy Readings

Stix G. (2005) A toxin against pain. Scient. Amer. April 2005: 88-93
Wilson E.O. (2002) The Future of Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf

Intermediate Readings

Balmford A. et al. (2002) Economic reasons for conserving wild nature. Science 297: 950-953
Ives A.R. and Carpenter S.R. (2007) Stability and diversity of ecosystems. Sciene 317: 58-62
Jenkins M. (2003) Prospects for biodiversity. Science 302: 1175-1177
Kareiva P., Watts S., McDonald R. and Boucher T. (2007) Domesticated nature: Shaping landscapes and ecosystems for human welfare. Sciene 316: 1866-1869

Advanced Readings

Cardinale B.J., Palmer M.A. and Collins S.L. (2002) Species diversity enhances ecosystem functioning through interspecific facilitation. Nature 415: 426-429
Cardinale B.J. et al. (2012) Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity. Nature 486: 59-67

Duda T.F.Jr. and Palumbi S.R. (2000) Evolutionary diversification of multigene families: allelic selection of toxin in predatory cone snails. Mol. Biol. Evol. 17: 1286-1293
Kremen C, Niles JO, Dalton MG, Daily GC, Ehrlich PR, Fay JP, Grewal D, Guillery RP. (2000) Economic incentives for rain forest conservation across scales. Science 288: 1828-1832.
Malhi Y. et al. (2008) Climate Change, deforestation, and the fate of the Amazon. Science 319: 169-172
Naeem S., Thompson L.J., Lawler S.P., Lawton J.H. and Woodfin R.M. (1994) Declining biodiversity can alter the performance of ecosystems. Nature 368: 734-737
Nepstadt D.C. et al. (1999) Large-scale impoverishment of Amazonian forests by logging and fire. Nature 398: 505-508
Pimm S.L., Russell G.J., Gittleman J.L and Brooks T.M. (1995) The future of biodiversity. Science 269: 347-350
Stuart SN, Chanson JS, Cox NA, Young BE, Rodrigues AS, Fischman DL, Waller RW. (2004) Status and trends of amphibian declines and extinctions worldwide.   Science 306: 1783-1786


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