The biogeography of avian extinctions on oceanic islands revisited

Tim Blackburn, Phillip Cassey, Karl Evans, Kevin Gaston, Richard Duncan

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    A recent paper by Karels et al., 'The biogeography of avian extinctions on oceanic island' (Journal of Biogeography, 2008, 35, 1106–1111), uses structural equation modelling to assess the causes of the number of island bird species driven extinct in the historical period. Here, we critically assess the conclusions of the paper and argue that it does not provide the new insights into the causes of extinction in island birds that its authors claim.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1613-1614
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Biogeography
    Volume36
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    Blackburn, Tim ; Cassey, Phillip ; Evans, Karl ; Gaston, Kevin ; Duncan, Richard. / The biogeography of avian extinctions on oceanic islands revisited. In: Journal of Biogeography. 2009 ; Vol. 36. pp. 1613-1614.
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    In: Journal of Biogeography, Vol. 36, 2009, p. 1613-1614.

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