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Araújo, Miguel B. 1999. "Distribution Patterns of Biodiversity and the Design of a Representative Reserve Network in Portugal." Diversity and Distributions 5:151-163. [PDF]

Barnosky, Anthony D., Nicholas Matzke, Susumu Tomiya, Guinevere O.U. Wogan, Brian Swartz, Tiago B. Quental, Charles Marshall, Jenny L. McGuire, Emily L. Lindsey, Kaitlin C. Maguire, Ben Mersey, and Elizabeth A. Ferrer. 2011. "Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived?" Nature 471:51-57. [PDF]

Benton, Michael. 2005. When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time. Thames & Hudson, London.

Blench, Roger. 1998. "Biodiversity Conservation and its Opponents." Natural Resource Perspectives 32. [PDF]

Brook, Barry W., Corey J.A. Bradshaw, Lian Pin Koh, and Navjot S. Sodhi. 2006. "Momentum Drives the Crash: Mass Extinction in the Tropics." Biotropica 38(3):302-305. [related debate summary by R. Butler from Mongabay.com]

Brooks, Thomas M., Stuart L. Pimm, and Joseph O. Oyugi. 1999. "Time Lag between Deforestation and Bird Extinction in Tropical Forest Fragments." Conservation Biology 13(5):1140-1150. [PDF]

Butchart, Stuart H.M., Alison J. Stattersfield, Leon A. Bennun, Sue M. Shutes, H. Resit Akçakaya, Jonathan E.M. Baillie, Simon N. Stuart, Craig Hilton-Taylor, and Georgina M. Mace. 2004. "Measuring Global Trends in the Status of Biodiversity: Red List Indices for Birds." PLoS Biology 2(12):e383.  [PDF]

Butchart, Stuart H.M., Matt Walpole, Ben Collen, Arco van Strien, Jörn P.W. Scharlemann, Rosamunde E.A. Almond, Jonathan E.M. Baillie, Bastian Bomhard, Claire Brown, John Bruno, Kent E. Carpenter, Geneviève M. Carr, Janice Chanson, Anna M. Chenery, Jorge Csirke, Nick C. Davidson, Frank Dentener, Matt Foster, Alessandro Galli, James N. Galloway, Piero Genovesi, Richard D. Gregory, Marc Hockings, Valerie Kapos, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Fiona Leverington, Jonathan Loh, Melodie A. McGeoch, Louise McRae, Anahit Minasyan, Monica Hernández Morcillo, Thomasina E.E. Oldfield, Daniel Pauly, Suhel Quader, Carmen Revenga, John R. Sauer, Benjamin Skolnik, Dian Spear, Damon Stanwell-Smith, Simon N. Stuart, Andy Symes, Megan Tierney, Tristan D. Tyrrell, Jean-Christophe Vié, and Reg Watson. 2010. "Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines." Science 328(5982):1164-1168.  [PDF]   [supplemental research materials (PDF)]   [related report from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2010)]  

Butler, Rhett A. 2007. "Deforestation causes species extinction in Madagascar. Lack of lemur dung may contribute to demise of some beetles." mongabay.com, 7 March.

Cardinale, Bradley J. 2013. "Towards a general theory of biodiversity for the Anthropocene." Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. [PDF] [related video]

Chen, Jim. 2005. "Across the Apocalypse on Horseback: Imperfect Legal Responses to Biodiversity Loss." Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 17:13-35. 

Chivian, Eric and Aaron Bernstein (eds.). 2008. Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. Oxford University Press, New York. [summary (PDF)] [related video lecture by E. Chivian]

Cushman, Samuel A. 2006. "Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on amphibians: A review and prospectus." Biological Conservation 128:231-240. [PDF]

Díaz, Sandra, Joseph Fargione, F. Stuart Chapin III, and David Tilman. 2006. "Biodiversity Loss Threatens Human Well-being." PLoS Biology 4(8):e277.

DeWeerdt, Sarah. 2002. "What Really is an Evolutionarily Significant Unit? The Debate over Integrating Genetics and Ecology in Conservation Biology." Conservation in Practice 3(1):10-19. [PDF]

Diamond, Jared M. 1975. "The island dilemma: lessons of modern biogeographic studies for the design of nature reserves." Biological Conservation 7(2):129-146. [abstract

Donlan, Josh, Harry W. Greene, Joel Berger, Carl E. Bock, Jane H. Bock, David A. Burney, James A. Estes, Dave Foreman, Paul S. Martin, Gary W. Roemer, Felisa A. Smith, and Michael E. Soulé. 2005. "Re-wilding North America." Nature 436(18 August):913-914. [related website] [critical review by Rubenstein et al. (PDF)]

Dunn, Robert R., Nyeema C. Harris, Robert K. Colwell, Lian Pin Koh, and Navjot S. Sodhi. 2009. "The Sixth Mass Coextinction: Are most Endangered Species Parasites and Mutualists?" Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276(1670):3037-3045.

Dunne, Jennifer A. and Richard J. Williams. 2009. "Cascading Extinctions and Community Collapse in Model Food Webs." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 364(1524):1711-1723.

Eckholm, Erik. 1978. "The age of extinction." The Futurist 12(5):289-300.

Ehrlich, Paul R. 1982. "Human Carrying Capacity, Extinctions, and Nature Reserves." Bioscience 32(5):331-333. [PDF] [related video]

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich. 1981. Extinction. Random House, New York.

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Edward O. Wilson. 1991. "Biodiversity Studies: Science and Policy." Science 253(5021):758-762. [PDF

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Harold A. Mooney. 1983. "Extinction, Substitutions and Ecosystem Services." Bioscience 33(4):248-254. [abstract]

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Robert M. Pringle. 2008. "Where Does Biodiversity Go from here? A Grim Business-as-usual Forecast and a Hopeful Portfolio of Partial Solutions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(Suppl):11579-11586.

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne Ehrlich. 2013. "The Invisible Ruin." Dimensions 9 January. [related video] [PDF scroll down)]

Erwin, Douglas H. 2008. "Extinction as the Loss of Evolutionary History." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(Supplement 1):11520-11527. [PDF]

Estes, James A., John Terborgh, Justin S. Brashares, Mary E. Power, Joel Berger, William J. Bond, Stephen R. Carpenter, Timothy E. Essington, Robert D. Holt, Jeremy B.C. Jackson, Robert J. Marquis, Lauri Oksanen, Tarja Oksanen, Robert T. Paine, Ellen K. Pikitch, William J. Ripple, Stuart A. Sandin, Marten Scheffer, Thomas W. Schoener, Jonathan B. Shurin, Anthony R.E. Sinclair, Michael E. Soulé, Risto Virtanen, and David A. Wardle. 2011. "Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth." Science 333(6040):301-306. [PDF] [news article]

Fahrig, Lenore. 2003. "Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Biodiversity." Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 34:487-515. 

Fargione, Joseph E., Thomas R. Cooper, David J. Flaspohler, Jason Hill, Clarence Lehman, Tim McCoy, Scott McLeod, Erik J. Nelson, Karen S. Oberhauser, and David Tilman. 2009. "Bioenergy and Wildlife: Threats and Opportunities for Grassland Conservation." BioScience 59(9):767-777.

Foley, Jonathan A., Ruth DeFries, Gregory P. Asner, Carol Barford, Gordon Bonan, Stephen R. Carpenter, F. Stuart Chapin, Michael T. Coe, Gretchen C. Daily, Holly K. Gibbs, Joseph H. Helkowski, Tracy Holloway, Erica A. Howard, Christopher J. Kucharik, Chad Monfreda, Jonathan A. Patz, I. Colin Prentice, Navin Ramankutty, and Peter K. Snyder. 2005. "Global Consequences of Land Use." Science 309(5734):570-574. [abstract] [PDF] [related article] [TED video]

Foreman, Dave. 2004. Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century. Island Press, Washington, D.C. [related website] [critical review by D. Rubenstein et al. (PDF)]

Fowler, Cary and Patrick R. Mooney. 1990. Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. [excerpts on EcoBooks]

Gade, Daniel W. 1969. "Vanishing Crops of Traditional Agriculture: The Case of Tarwi (Lupinus mutabilis) in the Andes." Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 1:47-51. [abstract ]

Gaston, Kevin J. 2000a. "Biodiversity: Higher Taxon Richness." Progress in Physical Geography 24(1):117-127. [introduction] [PDF]

Gaston, Kevin J. 2000b. "Global Patterns in Biodiversity." Nature 405(11 MAY): 220-227. 

Gaston, Kevin J. 2005. "Biodiversity and Extinction: Species and People." Progress in Physical Geography 29(2):239-247. [PDF]

Gaston, Kevin J. 2006. "Biodiversity and Extinction: Macroecological Patterns and People." Progress in Physical Geography 30(2):258-269. [introduction] [PDF]

Gaston, Kevin J. 2008. "Biodiversity and Extinction: The Importance of Being Common." Progress in Physical Geography 32(1):73-79. [introduction] [PDF]

Gibson, Luke, Antony J. Lynam, Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Fangliang He, David P. Bickford, David S. Woodruff, Sara Bumrungsri, and William F. Laurance. 2013. "Near-complete Extinction of Native Small Mammal Fauna 25 Years after Forest Fragmentation." Nature 341(6153):1508-1510. [news story in ScienceDaily]

Glavin, Terry. 2007. The Sixth Extinction: Journeys Among the Lost and Left Behind. Thomas Dunne Books, New York.

Harris, Larry D. 1984. The Fragmented Forest: Island Biogeography Theory and the Preservation of Biotic Diversity. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

He, Fangliang and Stephen P. Hubbell. 2011. "Species–area relationships always overestimate extinction rates from habitat loss." Nature 473:368-371. [PDF]  

Heywood, Vernon H. (ed.). 1995. Global Biodiversity Assessment. UNEP, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Heywood, Vernon H., G.M. Mace, R.M. May, and S.N. Stuart. 1994. "Uncertainties in Extinction Rates." Nature 368:105.

Hughes, Jennifer B., Gretchen C. Daily, and Paul R. Ehrlich. 1997. "Population Diversity: Its Extent and Extinction." Science 278(5338):689-692. [PDF]

Kermath, Brian M. 2008. "Why Go Native? Landscaping for Biodiversity and Sustainability Education." Pages 221-231 in W. Simpson (ed.), The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability, APPA, Alexandria. (Published in 2007 in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 8(2):210-223.)

Kerr, Jeremy T. and Tormod V. Burkey. 2002. "Endemism, Diversity, and the Threat of Tropical Moist Forest Extinctions." Biodiversity and Conservation 11(4): 695-704. [PDF]

Laurance, William F., José L.C. Camargo, Regina C.C. Luizãoa, Susan G. Laurance, Stuart L. Pimm, Emilio M. Bruna, Philip C. Stouffer, G. Bruce Williamson, Julieta Benítez-Malvido, Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, Kyle S. Van Houtan, Charles E. Zartman, Sarah A. Boyle, Raphael K. Didham, Ana Andrade, and Thomas E. Lovejoy. 2011. "The fate of Amazonian forest fragments: A 32-year investigation." Biological Conservation 144:56-67. [PDF]

Laurance, William F. et al. 2012. "Averting Biodiversity Collapse in Tropical Forest Protected Areas." Nature 489:290-294. [PDF

Leakey, Richard E. and Roger Lewin. 1995. The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Mankind. Doubleday, New York. [Chapter 13] [review]

Lovejoy, Thomas E. 1976. "We must Decide which Species Will Go Forever." Smithsonian July:52-58.

Lovejoy, Thomas E. and Lee Hannah (eds.). 2005. Climate Change and Biodiversity. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Lovejoy, Thomas. 2012. "The Greatest Challenge of Our Species." The New York Times 5 April. 

McLaughlin, John F., Jessica J. Hellmann, Carol L. Boggs, and Paul R. Ehrlich. 2002. "Climate Change Hastens Population Extinctions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99(9):6070-6074.

Miasek, Meryl A. and Charles R. Long. Endangered Plant Species of the World and their Endangered Habitats: A Compilation of the Literature. The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc., New York Botanical Garden, Bronx. [PDF

Miller, Gifford H., Marilyn L. Fogel, John W. Magee, Michael K. Gagan, Simon J. Clarke, and Beverly J. Johnson. 2005. "Ecosystem Collapse in Pleistocene Australia and a Human Role in Megafaunal Extinction." Science 309(8 July):287-290. [PDF]

Myers, Norman and Andrew H. Knoll. 2001. "The Biotic Crisis and the Future of Evolution." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98(10):5389-5392.

Myers, Norman, Russell A. Mittermeier, Cristina G. Mittermeier, Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca, and Jennifer Kent. 2000. "Biodiversity Hotspots for Conservation Priorities." Nature 403:853-858. [PDF]

Myers, Norman. 1979. The Sinking Ark: A New Look at the Problem of Disappearing Species. Pergamon Press, New York.

Myers, Norman. 1983. A Wealth of Wild Species: Storehouse for Human Welfare. Westview Press, Boulder.

Myers, Norman. 1987a. "The Extinction Spasm Impending: Synergisms at Work." Conservation Biology 1(1):14-21. [abstract] [PDF]

Myers, Norman. 1988. "Threatened Biotas: 'Hot Spots' in Tropical Forests." Environmentalist 8(3):187-208. [PDF]

Myers, Norman. 1990. "The Biodiversity Challenge: Expanded Hot-Spots Analysis." Environmentalist 10(4):243-256. [PDF]

Myers, Norman. 1993. "Questions of Mass Extinction." Biodiversity and Conservation 2(1):2-17. [PDF]

Naeem, Shahid. 2002. "Ecosystem consequences of biodiversity loss: the evolution of a paradigm." Ecology 83.6: 1537-1552. [PDF] [related video]

Noss, Reed F. 1991. "From Endangered Species to Biodiversity." Pages 230-246 in Kathryn Kohm (ed.), Balancing on the Brink of Extinction: The Endangered Species Act and Lessons for the Future. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 

O’Riordan, Tim and Susanne Stoll-Kleemann (eds.). 2002. Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities: Protecting beyond the Protected. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 

Pimm, Stuart L. and Peter H. Raven. 2000. "Biodiversity: Extinction by Numbers." Nature 403:843-845.

Pimm, Stuart L. and Thomas M. Brooks. 2000. "The Sixth Extinction: How Large, How Soon, and Where?" Pages 46-62 in Peter H. Raven (ed.), Nature and Human Society: The Quest for a Sustainable World, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. [related brief paper by S. Pimm]

Pimm, Stuart L., Gareth J. Russell, John L. Gittleman, and Thomas M. Brooks. 1995. "The Future of Biodiversity." Science 269(5222):347-350. [PDF]

Pimm, Stuart L., M. Ayres, A. Balmford, G. Branch, K. Brandon, T. Brooks, R. Bustamante, R. Costanza, R. Cowling, L.M. Curran, A. Dobson, S. Farber, G.A. da Fonseca, C. Gascon, R. Kitching, J. McNeely, T. Lovejoy, R.A. Mittermeier, N. Myers, J.A. Patz, B. Raffle, D. Rapport, P. Raven, C. Roberts, J.P. Rodriguez, A.B. Rylands, C. Tucker, C. Safina, C. Samper, M.L. Stiassny, J. Supriatna, D.H. Wall, and D. Wilcove. 2001. "Can We Defy Nature's End?" Science 293(5537):2207-2208. [PDF] [supplementary materials]

Prance, Ghillean T. and Thomas S. Elias (eds.). 1977. Extinction Is Forever: Threatened and Endangered Species of Plants in the Americas and Their Significance in Ecosystems Today and in the Future. Proceedings of a Symposium on the Status of Threatened and Endangered Plants of the Americas. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx.

Proença, Vânia and Henrique Miguel Pereira. 2013. "Comparing Extinction Rates: Past, Present, and Future." Pages 167-176 in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Volume 2. Elsevier, Amsterdam. [PDF]

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Raven, Peter H. 1983. "The importance of preserving species." Fremontia 11(1):9-12. 

Raven, Peter H. 1990. "The Politics of Preserving Biodiversity." Bioscience 40:769-774.

Raven, Peter H. 2007. "An Interview with Dr. Peter Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden: Biodiversity extinction crisis looms says renowned biologist." Interviewed by Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com, 12 March. 

Reaka-Kudla, Marjorie L., Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson (eds.). 1997. Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting Our Biological Resources. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, D.C.

Reid, Walter V. 1992. "How many Species Will there Be?" Pages 55-73 in T.C. Whitmore and J.A. Sayer (eds.), Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction. Chapman and Hall, London.

Rubenstein, Dustin R. Daniel I. Rubensteinb, Paul W. Shermana, and Thomas A. Gavin. 2006. "Pleistocene Park: Does Re-wilding North America Represent Sound Conservation for the 21st Century?" Biological Conservation 132 :232-238. [PDF]

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Schlesinger, William H. 2006. "Global Change Ecology." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(6):348-351. [PDF]

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Teitel, Martin and Jeremy Rifkin. 1992. Rain Forest in Your Kitchen: The Hidden Connection between Extinction and your Supermarket. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

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Voosen, Paul. 2013. "Who Is Conservation for?" The Chronicle of Higher Education 10 November.

Waldman, John. 2010. "The Natural World Vanishes: How Species Cease to Matter." Yale Environment 360 8 April.

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Ward, Peter D. 1995. The End of Evolution: A Journey in Search of Clues to the Third Mass Extinction Facing Planet Earth. Bantam Books, New York.  

Ward, Peter D. 2007. Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and what they Can Tell Us about Our Future. Collins, New York. [related essay by author]

Western, David. 2001. "Human-modified Ecosystems and Future Evolution." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98(10):5458-5465.

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