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Publications [#325357] of Stuart L. Pimm

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  1. Pimm, SL; Raven, PH, The Fate of the World's Plants., Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 32 no. 5 (May, 2017), pp. 317-320 [doi]
    (last updated on 2018/10/18)

    A recent report assessing the world's plant species finds continuing progress in completing the taxonomic catalog. However, many undescribed species remain. The report concludes that, presently, 21% of known species risk extinction. We show this statement applies to the short-term and ignores the as-yet undescribed species, which are also likely at risk of extinction. Human actions will extirpate many more by the end of this century.

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