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No. 211
July 2002

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Systematic Biology is Critical in Conservation Research

Interdisciplinary interactions are highly important in biological conservation research and systematic biology can provide a unique and critical contribution. New research shows that conservation biology is enhanced by the accurate identification and classification of organisms, while systematic studies can be motivated by conservation concerns.

To explore the synergism of systematic biology and other disciplines in conservation research, the March issue of Systematic Biology includes a six-paper special section "Biodiversity: The Interface Between Systematics and Conservation," which was co-edited by Vicki Funk of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Ann Sakai of the University of California in Irvine, California, and Karen Richardson of University of Queensland, Australia.

These projects stem from a symposium held at the June 2000 joint annual meeting of the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), and the Association for Tropical Biology (ATB) at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

The findings in the special section include:

  • Evolutionary processes and the distribution of genetic diversity are essential in the planning of conservation priority areas. A study of the wet tropics of Australia shows that genetic information on both divergence and long-term historical isolation should be considered in conservation planning to ensure the maintenance of evolutionary processes. This work is by Craig Moritz of the University of California in Berkeley, California.

  • A potential threat exists in the hybridization of indigenous and nonnative species, which represents a serious mechanism of extinction. To prevent the further loss of native species, a predictive approach is presented in a study of North American freshwater species, providing a guide to prevent future hybridizations. This work is by William Perry of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, and David Lodge and Jeffrey Feder of Notre Dame University in Notre Dame, Indiana.

  • Phylogeny, life history traits, and geographic patterns are useful in predicting endangerment in island and island-like ecosystems. A study of the Hawaiian flora shows that risk of endangerment is strongly associated in species with a limited geographic distribution, low population densities, hermaphroditic breeding systems, and bird pollination. The percentages of taxa at risk at the family level in the Hawaiian Islands and worldwide are also positively correlated. This work is by Ann Sakai, Warren Wagner of the Smithsonian Institution, and Loyal Mehrhoff of the National Park Service in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • Systematic data in the form of collection records are useful in mapping species richness and endemism and in selecting priority biodiversity sites. A study of plant and animal species from Guyana demonstrates that collection data combined with abiotic data can be used to select high-priority biodiversity sites based on the concept of irreplaceability, a measure of uniqueness. This work is by Vicki Funk and Karen Richardson.

  • Designing conservation reserves should consider the ecological and evolutionary processes that generate current biodiversity. A study of South Africa's Succulent Karoo shows that spatially explicit data on morphological variation within taxa provide essential information for conservation planning. This work is by Philip Desmet of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Richard Cowling of the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, Allan Ellis of the University of California in Irvine, California, and Richard Pressey of New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service in Australia.

  • Available biological data and knowledge can be more effectively used to alleviate problems of gaps in the spatial distribution of biodiversity. Three strategies to use data more effectively are: (1) apply predictive modeling that integrates biological and environmental data; (2) incorporate knowledge of biological variation within and between mapped classes into measures of conservation priority; and (3) use regions that are rich in biological data as test-beds for evaluating the performance of surrogates. This work is by Simon Ferrier of New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.

SSB and ATB jointly sponsored the symposium, while funding was provided by SSB, the National Science Foundation, and the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

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Mallinson, J.J.C. 2001. Saving Brazil's Atlantic rainforest: using the golden-headed lion tamarin Leontopithecus chrysomelas as a flagship for a biodiversity hotspot. Dodo 37:9-20.

Marshall, H.D., and Ritland, K. 2002. Genetic diversity and differentiation of Kermode bear populations. Mol. Ecol. 11(4):685-697.

Martikainen, P. 2002. Ecology and conservation status of Acanthocinus griseus (Fabricius, 1792) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Finland. Entomol. Fennica 13(1):41-50.

May, P.H., Dabbs, A.W., Fernández-Dávila, P., Da Vinha, V., and Zaidenweber, N. 2002. A corporate approach to social monitoring and assessment for development in a fragile environment. Environ. Monit. Assess. 76(1):125-134.

Mazzolli, M., Graipel, M.E., and Dunstone, N. 2002. Mountain lion depredation in southern Brazil. Biol. Conserv. 105(1):43-51.

Meekins, J.F., and McCarthy, B.C. 2002. Effect of population density on the demography of an invasive plant (Alliaria petiolata, Brassicaceae) population in a southeastern Ohio forest. Am. Midl. Nat. 147(2):256-278.

Merrett, M.F., Clarkson, B.D., and Bathgate, J.L. 2002. Ecology and conservation of Alseuosmia quercifolia (Alseuosmiaceae) in the Waikato region, New Zealand. New Zeal. J. Bot. 40(1):49-63.

Miciniak, E., and Staniewska-Zatek, W. 2001. Nature conservation areas in the Poznan agglomeration - a good example of human and nature coexistance. Ekol. Bratislava 20:264-269.

Midriak, R. 2001. Goals and trends of landscape ecological research in Slovak biosphere reserves. Ekol. Bratislava 20:54-61.

Mock, K.E., Theimer, T.C., Rhodes, O.E., Greenberg, D.L., and Keim, P. 2002. Genetic variation across the historical range of the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Mol. Ecol. 11(4):643-657.

Moegenburg, S.M., and Levey, D.J. 2002. Prospects for conserving biodiversity in Amazonian extractive reserves. Ecol. Lett. 5(3):320-324.

Moehrenschlager, A. 2001. Population trends of reintroduced Canadian swift foxes Vulpes velox and future conservation priorities. Dodo 37:97.

Moritz, C. 2002. Strategies to protect biological diversity and the evolutionary processes that sustain it. Syst. Biol. 51(2):238-254.

Moss, B., Carvalho, L., and Plewes, J. 2002. The lake at Llandrindod wells - a restoration comedy? Aquat. Conserv. 12(2):229-245.

Mukherjee, A., Borad, C.K., and Parasharya, B.M. 2002. Breeding performance of the Indian sarus crane in the agricultural landscape of western India. Biol. Conserv. 105(2):263-269.

Munthali, S.M., and Mkanda, F.X. 2002. The plight of Malawi's wildlife: is trans-location of animals the solution? Biodivers. Conserv. 11(5):751-768.

Muotka, T., Paavola, R., Haapala, A., Novikmec, M., and Laasonen, P. 2002. Long-term recovery of stream habitat structure and benthic invertebrate communities from in-stream restoration. Biol. Conserv. 105(2):243-253.

Negash, L. 2002. Successful vegetative propagation techniques for the threatened African pencil cedar (Juniperus procera Hoechst. ex Endl.). Forest Ecol. Manag. 161(1-3):53-64.

Negi, H.R., and Gadgil, M. 2002. Cross-taxon surrogacy of biodiversity in the Indian Garhwal Himalaya. Biol. Conserv. 105(2):143-155.

Negrelle, R.R.B. 2002. The Atlantic forest in the Volta Velha Reserve: a tropical rain forest site outside the tropics. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(5):887-919.

Ní Bhriain, B., Skeffington, M.S., and Gormally, M. 2002. Conservation implications of land use practices on the plant and carabid beetle communities of two turloughs in Co. Galway, Ireland. Biol. Conserv. 105(1):81-92.

Oo, N.W. 2002. Present state and problems of mangrove management in Myanmar. Trees-Struct. Funct. 16(2-3):218-223.

Ormerod, S.J. 2002. Applied issues with predators and predation: editor's introduction. J. Appl. Ecol. 39(2):181-188.

Paine, T.D., and Millar, J.G. 2002. Insect pests of eucalypts in California: implications of managing invasive species. Bull. Entomol. Res. 92(2):147-151.

Parker, M., and Mac Nally, R. 2002. Habitat loss and the habitat fragmentation threshold: an experimental evaluation of impacts on richness and total abundances using grassland invertebrates. Biol. Conserv. 105(2):217-229.

Parker, R.W., Paige, K.N., and De Vries, A.L. 2002. Genetic variation among populations of the Antarctic toothfish: evolutionary insights and implications for conservation. Polar Biol. 25(4):256-261.

Partl, E., Szinovatz, V., Reimoser, F., and Schweiger-Adler, J. 2002. Forest restoration and browsing impact by roe deer. Forest Ecol. Manag. 159(1-2):87-100.

Pelton, G.A., and Conran, J.G. 2002. Comparison of two rolled sandy heath communities within a single fire patch in Ngarkat Conservation Park, South Australia. Austral Ecol. 27(1):85-93.

Penny, J.L., and Douglas, G.W. 2001. Status of the Purple Sanicle, Sanicula bipinnatifida (Apiaceae), in Canada. Can. Field-Natural. 115(3):460-465.

Perez, J.M., Granados, J.E., Soriguer, R.C., Fandos, P., Marquez, F.J., and Crampe, J.P. 2002. Distribution, status and conservation problems of the Spanish ibex, Capra pyrenaica (Mammalia: Artiodactyla). Mammal Rev. 32(1):26-39.

Perry, W.L., Lodge, D.M., and Feder, J.L. 2002. Importance of hybridization between indigenous and nonindigenous freshwater species: an overlooked threat to North American biodiversity. Syst. Biol. 51(2):255-275.

Petchey, O.L., and Gaston, K.J. 2002. Functional diversity (FD), species richness and community composition. Ecol. Lett. 5(3):402-411.

Petrovskii, S.V., Morozov, A.Y., and Venturino, E. 2002. Allee effect makes possible patchy invasion in a predator-prey system. Ecol. Lett. 5(3):345-352.

Pietsch, S.A., and Hasenauer, H. 2002. Using mechanistic modeling within forest ecosystem restoration. Forest Ecol. Manag. 159(1-2):111-131.

Powell, A.N., Firtz, C.L., Peterson, B.L., and Terp, J.M. 2002. Status of breeding and wintering snowy plovers in San Diego County, California, 1994-1999. J. Field Ornithol. 73(2):156-165.

Precht, W.F., Bruckner, A.W., Aronson, R.B., and Bruckner, R.J. 2002. Endangered acroporid corals of the Caribbean. Coral Reefs 21(1):41-42.

Probert, P.K. 2002. Ocean science and conservation - catching the wave. Aquat. Conserv. 12(2):165-168.

Progar, R.A., and Schowalter, T.D. 2002. Canopy arthropod assemblages along a precipitation and latitudinal gradient among Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii forests in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Ecography 25(2):129-138.

Pywell, R.F., Bullock, J.M., Hopkins, A., Walker, K.J., Sparks, T.H., Burke, M.J.W., and Peel, S. 2002. Restoration of species-rich grassland on arable land: assessing the limiting processes using a multi-site experiment. J. Appl. Ecol. 39(2):294-309.

Randriamahefasoa, J. 2001. Impact of hunting on Meller's duck Anas melleri at Lac Alaotra, Madagascar. Dodo 37:98.

Ranius, T. 2002. Osmoderma eremita as an indicator of species richness of beetles in tree hollows. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(5):931-941.

Raphael, M.G., Mack, D.E., and Cooper, B.A. 2002. Landscape-scale relationships between abundance of marbled murrelets and distribution of nesting habitat. Condor 104(2):331-342.

Rasool, F., Tunio, S., Hasnain, S.A., and Ahmad, E. 2002. Mangrove conservation along the coast of Sonmiani, Balochistan, Pakistan. Trees-Struct. Funct. 16(2-3):213-217.

Razafindrajao, F., Lewis, R., Nichols, R., and Woolaver, L. 2001. Discovery of a new breeding population of Madagascar teal Anas bernieri in north-west Madagascar. Dodo 37:60-69.

Reinhammar, L.G., Olsson, E.G.A., and Sormeland, E. 2002. Conservation biology of an endangered grassland plant species, Pseudorchis albida, with some references to the closely related alpine P. straminea (Orchidaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 139(1):47-66.

Reyers, B., Fairbanks, D.H.K., Wessels, K.J., and Van Jaarsveld, A.S. 2002. A multicriteria approach to reserve selection: addressing long-term biodiversity maintenance. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(5):769-793.

Richards, K., Brasington, J., and Hughes, F. 2002. Geomorphic dynamics of floodplains: ecological implications and a potential modelling strategy. Freshwater Biol. 47(4):559-579.

Roberts, C.M., McClean, C.J., Veron, J.E.N., Hawkins, J.P., Allen, G.R., McAllister, D.E., Mittermeier, C.G., Schueler, F.W., Spalding, M., Wells, F., Vynne, C., and Werner, T.B. 2002. Coral reef biodiversity and conservation - response. Science 296(5570):1027-1028.

Robinson, C.T., Tockner, K., and Ward, J.V. 2002. The fauna of dynamic riverine landscapes. Freshwater Biol. 47(4):661-677.

Rodrigues, A.S.L., and Gaston, K.J. 2002. Maximising phylogenetic diversity in the selection of networks of conservation areas. Biol. Conserv. 105(1):103-111.

Rogers, G., and Walker, S. 2002. Taxonomic and ecological profiles of rarity in the New Zealand vascular flora. New Zeal. J. Bot. 40(1):73-93.

Rowe, S. 2002. Population parameters of American lobster inside and outside no-take reserves in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. Fish. Res. 56(2):167-175.

Ruzickova, H., Halada, L., David, S., and Gerhatova, K. 2001. Management of meadows in the Biosphere Reserve East Carpathians. II. Results after 7 years. Ekol. Bratislava 20:76-87.

Sakai, A.K., Wagner, W.L., and Mehrhoff, L.A. 2002. Patterns of endangerment in the Hawaiian flora. Syst. Biol. 51(2):276-302.

Salinas, M.J., Suárez, V., and Blanca, G. 2002. Demographic structure of three species of Sarcocapnos (Fumariaceae) as a basis for their conservation. Can. J. Bot. 80(4):360-369.

Santos, T., Tellería, J.L., and Carbonell, R. 2002. Bird conservation in fragmented Mediterranean forests of Spain: effects of geographical location, habitat and landscape degradation. Biol. Conserv. 105(1):113-125.

Schadt, S., Revilla, E., Wiegand, T., Knauer, F., Kaczensky, P., Breitenmoser, U., Bufka, L., Cerveny, J., Koubek, P., Huber, T., Stanisa, C., and Trepl, L. 2002. Assessing the suitability of Central European landscapes for the reintroduction of Eurasian Lynx. J. Appl. Ecol. 39(2):189-203.

Schaffers, A.P. 2002. Soil, biomass, and management of semi-natural vegetation - Part II. Factors controlling species diversity. Plant Ecol. 158(2):247-268.

Shaffer, M.L., Scott, J.M., and Casey, F. 2002. Noah's options: initial cost estimates of a national system of habitat conservation areas in the United States. BioScience 52(5):439-443.

Shanley, P., Luz, L., and Swingland, I.R. 2002. The faint promise of a distant market: a survey of Belém's trade in non-timber forest products. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(4):615-636.

Sharma, H.C., and Ortiz, R. 2002. Host plant resistance to insects: an eco-friendly approach for pest management and environment conservation. J. Environ. Biol. 23(2):111-135.

Sheikh, K., Ahmad, T., and Khan, M.A. 2002. Use, exploitation and prospects for conservation: people and plant biodiversity of Naltar Valley, northwestern Karakorums, Pakistan. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(4):715-742.

Shiau, Y.J., Sagare, A.P., Chen, U.C., Yang, S.R., and Tsay, H.S. 2002. Conservation of Anoectochilus formosanus Hayata by artificial cross-pollination and in vitro culture of seeds. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 43(2):123-130.

Shunula, J.P. 2002. Public awareness, key to mangrove management and conservation: the case of Zanzibar. Trees-Struct. Funct. 16(2-3):209-212.

Sieren, E., and Fischer, F.P. 2002. Evaluation of measures for enlargement, renaturation and development of a dry grassland biotope by analysing differences in the carabid fauna (Coleoptera). Acta Oecol. 23(1):1-12.

Sierra, R., Campos, F., and Chamberlin, J. 2002. Assessing biodiversity conservation priorities: ecosystem risk and representativeness in continental Ecuador. Landscape Urban Plan. 59(2):95-110.

Skinner, M.W., and Sorrie, B.A. 2002. Conservation and ecology of Lilium pyrophilum, a new species of Liliaceae from the Sandhills region of the Carolinas and Virginia, USA. Novon 12(1):94-105.

Smith, M., and Cawly, J. 2002. Effect of achene morphology and mass on germination and seedling growth of Boltonia decurrens (Asteraceae), a threatened floodplain species. Rhodora 104(917):1-13.

Solari, S., Rodriguez, J.J., Vivar, E., and Velazco, P.M. 2002. A framework for assessment and monitoring of small mammals in a lowland tropical forest. Environ. Monit. Assess. 76(1):89-104.

Stoate, C. 2002. Multifunctional use of a natural resource on farmland: wild pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) management and the conservation of farmland passerines. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(4):561-573.

Storz, J.F., Ramakrishnan, U., and Alberts, S.C. 2002. Genetic effective size of a wild primate population: influence of current and historical demography. Evolution 56(4):817-829.

Strykstra, R.J., Bekker, R.M., and Van Andel, J. 2002. Dispersal and life span spectra in plant communities: a key to safe site dynamics, species coexistence and conservation. Ecography 25(2):145-160.

Sverdrup-Thygeson, A. 2002. Key habitats in the Norwegian production forest: a case study. Scand. J. Forest Res. 17(2):166-178.

Sweetser, M.G., Bryan, S.D., and Robinson, A.T. 2002. Movement, distribution, and predation: Lepidomeda vittata and nonnative salmonids in eastern Arizona. West. N. Am. Naturalist 62(2):197-205.

Swinnerton, K. 2001. Ecology and conservation of the pink pigeon Columba mayeri on Mauritius. Dodo 37:99.

Tallmon, D.A., Draheim, H.M., Mills, L.S., and Allendorf, F.W. 2002. Insights into recently fragmented vole populations from combined genetic and demographic data. Mol. Ecol. 11(4):699-709.

Tam, N.F.Y., and Wong, Y.S. 2002. Conservation and sustainable exploitation of mangroves in Hong Kong. Trees-Struct. Funct. 16(2-3):224-229.

Thirgood, S.J., Redpath, S.M., Campbell, S., and Smith, A. 2002. Do habitat characteristics influence predation on red grouse? J. Appl. Ecol. 39(2):217-225.

Tole, L. 2002. Habitat loss and anthropogenic disturbance in Jamaica's Hellshire Hills area. Biodivers. Conserv. 11(4):575-598.

Újvári, B., Madsen, T., Kotenko, T., Olsson, M., Shine, R., and Wittzell, H. 2002. Low genetic diversity threatens imminent extinction for the Hungarian meadow viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis). Biol. Conserv. 105(1):127-130.

Usseglio-Polatera, P., and Beisel, J.N. 2002. Longitudinal changes in macroinvertebrate assemblages in the Meuse River: anthropogenic effects versus natural change. River Res. Appl. 18(2):197-211.

Venkataraman, A.B., Kumar, N.V., Varma, S., and Sukumar, R. 2002. Conservation of a flagship species: prioritizing Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) conservation units in southern India. Curr. Sci. 82(8):1022-1033.

Vesely, D.G., and McComb, W.C. 2002. Salamander abundance and amphibian species richness in riparian buffer strips in the Oregon Coast Range. Forest Sci. 48(2):291-297.

Vidthayanon, C., and Premcharoen, S. 2002. The status of estuarine fish diversity in Thailand. Mar. Freshwater Res. 53(2):471-478.

Wahlberg, N., Klemetti, T., and Hanski, I. 2002. Dynamic populations in a dynamic landscape: the metapopulation structure of the marsh fritillary butterfly. Ecography 25(2):224-232.

Walker, S., and Lee, W.G. 2002. Alluvial grasslands of Canterbury and Marlborough, eastern South Island, New Zealand: vegetation patterns and long-term change. J. Royal Soc. N. Z. 32(1):113-147.

Warren, R.D., and Witter, M.S. 2002. Monitoring trends in bat populations through roost surveys: methods and data from Rhinolophus hipposideros. Biol. Conserv. 105(2):255-261.

Wisdom, M.J., Wales, B.C., Holthausen, R.S., Hann, W.J., and Hemstrom, M.A. 2002. A habitat network for terrestrial wildlife in the interior Columbia Basin. Northwest Sci. 76(1):1-14.

Wisdom, M.J., Warren, N.M., and Wales, B.C. 2002. Vertebrates of conservation concern in the interior northwest: priorities for research. Northwest Sci. 76(1):90-97.

Wormington, K.R., Lamb, D., McCallum, H.I., and Moloney, D.J. 2002. Habitat requirements for the conservation of arboreal marsupials in dry sclerophyll forests of Southeast Queensland, Australia. Forest Sci. 48(2):217-227.

Yates, E.J., Ashwath, N., and Midmore, D.J. 2002. Responses to nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sodium chloride by three mangrove species in pot culture. Trees-Struct. Funct. 16(2-3):120-125.

Yela, J.L. 2002. The internal genitalia as a taxonomic tool: description of the relict endemic moth, Coranarta restricta sp n., from the Iberian Peninsula (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hadeninae). Entomol. Fennica 13(1):1-12.

Zakai, D., and Chadwick-Furman, N.E. 2002. Impacts of intensive recreational diving on reef corals at Eilat, northern Red Sea. Biol. Conserv. 105(2):179-187.

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