Endangered Species Habitat: Still A Big Deal, by Chris Clarke

A much-ballyhooed study on habitat and extinction may mean increased peril for California desert species — not because of the science, but because of how it’s being reported.

The study, entitled “Species-area relationships always overestimate extinction rates from habitat loss” and published May 19 in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Nature, looked at the way in which ecologists estimate the number of species likely to go extinct as a result of destruction of a given amount of habitat. Leer más.