Friday, December 16, 2005

Species meet a bumpy and precipitous end -- the extinction vortex

 

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A quantitative study by Fagan and Holmes to be published in the January 2006 volume of Ecology Letters indicates that vertebrate populations approaching extinction have increased rates of decline and increased year-to-year variability. This lends empirical support to the “extinction vortex” that has been previously theorizedAbstract

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