College of Forestry

Global Trophic Cascades Program

Conserve intact forest landscapes to maximize biodiversity, reduce extinction risk

Betts and Christopher Wolf, an Oregon State Ph.D. student in forest ecosystems and statistics along with six co-authors, used forest data assembled by Matthew Hansen at the University of Maryland and categories of extinction risk for 19,432 verterbate species, the so-called Red List, maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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