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Species turnover or β diversity is a conceptually attractive surrogate for conservation planning. However, there has been only 1 attempt to determine how well sites selected to maximize β diversity

Species turnover or β diversity is a conceptually attractive surrogate for conservation planning. However, there has been only 1 attempt to determine how well sites selected to maximize β diversity represent species, and that test was done at a scale too coarse (2,500 km[superscript 2] sites) to inform most conservation decisions. We used 8 plant datasets, 3 bird datasets, and 1 mammal dataset to evaluate whether sites selected to span β diversity will efficiently represent species at finer scale (sites sizes < 1 ha to 625 km[superscript 2]).

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    • 2016-03-04
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151048
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      1939-1560

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    Beier, P., & Albuquerque, F. (2016). Evaluating β Diversity as a Surrogate for Species Representation at Fine Scale. Plos One, 11(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151048

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