S L Pimm

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Publications

  1. pmc Reserves protect against deforestation fires in the Amazon
    J Marion Adeney
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5014. 2009
  2. doi Biodiversity: climate change or habitat loss - which will kill more species?
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Room A301 LSRC building, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R117-9. 2008
  3. ncbi Ecology. Domains of diversity
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27713, USA
    Science 304:831-3. 2004
  4. pmc Human impacts on the rates of recent, present, and future bird extinctions
    Stuart Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10941-6. 2006
  5. pmc On population growth near protected areas
    Lucas N Joppa
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e4279. 2009
  6. ncbi Sustaining the variety of life
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, USA
    Sci Am 293:66-73. 2005
  7. ncbi The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection
    S L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Science 344:1246752. 2014
  8. ncbi Dispersal of Amazonian birds in continuous and fragmented forest
    Kyle S Van Houtan
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ecol Lett 10:219-29. 2007
  9. ncbi Climate disruption and biodiversity
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Room A301 LSRC building, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Curr Biol 19:R595-601. 2009
  10. doi Effects of future infrastructure development on threat status and occurrence of Amazonian birds
    Mariana M Vale
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708 0328, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:1006-15. 2008

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Publications21

  1. pmc Reserves protect against deforestation fires in the Amazon
    J Marion Adeney
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e5014. 2009
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  2. doi Biodiversity: climate change or habitat loss - which will kill more species?
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Room A301 LSRC building, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R117-9. 2008
    ..Habitat loss and climate change both kill off species. New studies show that the latter is a potent threat. Worse, its victims will likely be mostly those not presently threatened by habitat loss...
  3. ncbi Ecology. Domains of diversity
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27713, USA
    Science 304:831-3. 2004
  4. pmc Human impacts on the rates of recent, present, and future bird extinctions
    Stuart Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10941-6. 2006
    ..Birds are poor models for predicting extinction rates for other taxa. Human actions threaten higher fractions of other well known taxa than they do birds. Moreover, people take special efforts to protect birds...
  5. pmc On population growth near protected areas
    Lucas N Joppa
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e4279. 2009
    ..As such, protected areas may attract or repel human settlement. Disproportionate increases in population growth near protected area boundaries may threaten their ability to conserve biodiversity...
  6. ncbi Sustaining the variety of life
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, USA
    Sci Am 293:66-73. 2005
  7. ncbi The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection
    S L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Science 344:1246752. 2014
    ..Future rates depend on many factors and are poised to increase. Although there has been rapid progress in developing protected areas, such efforts are not ecologically representative, nor do they optimally protect biodiversity. ..
  8. ncbi Dispersal of Amazonian birds in continuous and fragmented forest
    Kyle S Van Houtan
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Ecol Lett 10:219-29. 2007
    ..Heavy tailed' probability models usually explain dispersal kernels better than exponential or Gaussian models, suggesting tropical forest birds may be better dispersers than assumed with some individuals moving very long distances...
  9. ncbi Climate disruption and biodiversity
    Stuart L Pimm
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Room A301 LSRC building, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Curr Biol 19:R595-601. 2009
    ..Climate disruptions may cause the loss of a large fraction of the planet's biodiversity, even if the only mechanism were to be species ranges moving uphill as temperatures rise...
  10. doi Effects of future infrastructure development on threat status and occurrence of Amazonian birds
    Mariana M Vale
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708 0328, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:1006-15. 2008
    ..These habitats and the species they hold will be increasingly relevant to conservation as river courses are altered and hydroelectric dams are constructed in the Brazilian Amazon...
  11. doi Range size and extinction risk in forest birds
    Grant Harris
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, NC 27708, USA
    Conserv Biol 22:163-71. 2008
    ..These birds are likely at risk of extinction and reevaluation of their status is urgently needed...
  12. pmc On the protection of "protected areas"
    Lucas N Joppa
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Box 90328, Duke University, Durham, NC 23708, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6673-8. 2008
    ..Finally, we ask whether global databases on protected areas are biased toward highly protected areas and ignore "paper parks." Analysis of a Brazilian database does not support this presumption...
  13. doi Reciprocal specialization in ecological networks
    Lucas N Joppa
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 23708, USA
    Ecol Lett 12:961-9. 2009
    ..Reciprocal specializations are rare in all these systems when tested against the most conservative null model...
  14. ncbi Breeding birds on small islands: island biogeography or optimal foraging?
    Gareth J Russell
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Anim Ecol 75:324-39. 2006
    ..The appropriate theory for such systems will be a hybrid of concepts from biogeography/metapopulation theory and behavioural ecology...
  15. pmc Rates of species loss from Amazonian forest fragments
    Goncalo Ferraz
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, MC 5557, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:14069-73. 2003
    ..A 10-fold decrease in the rate of species loss requires a 1,000-fold increase in area. Fragments of 100 hectares lose one half of their species in <15 years, too short a time for implementing conservation measures...
  16. ncbi Ecology. Protecting China's biodiversity
    Jianguo Liu
    Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Science 300:1240-1. 2003
  17. doi Biopiracy: conservationists have to rebuild lost trust
    Mariana M Vale
    Nature 453:26. 2008
  18. ncbi Satellites miss environmental priorities
    Scott R Loarie
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:630-2. 2007
  19. ncbi Africa: still the "dark continent"
    Stuart L Pimm
    Conserv Biol 21:567-9. 2007
  20. ncbi Ecological networks and their fragility
    Jose M Montoya
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
    Nature 442:259-64. 2006
    ..Ecological networks, although complex, have well defined patterns that both illuminate the ecological mechanisms underlying them and promise a better understanding of the relationship between complexity and ecological stability...
  21. pmc Predicted correspondence between species abundances and dendrograms of niche similarities
    George Sugihara
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:5246-51. 2003
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first test of a species abundance model based on nontrivial predictions as to the origins and causes of abundance patterns, and not simply on the goodness-of-fit of distributions...