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Where are All the Species?: Using Higher-Taxon Richness to Predict Species Richness

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dc.contributor.advisor Mora, Camilo
dc.contributor.author Sanchez, Joseph J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-18T21:01:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-18T21:01:16Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50908
dc.description MA University of Hawaii at Manoa 2015
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 41–43).
dc.description.abstract There is a large body of empirical studies that report significant relationships between the number of species and the number of higher taxa, making this a promising approach to estimate the numbers of species in locations in which higher taxa may be better known than the numbers of species. However, there is a lack of comparative studies to assess if 1) there is any commonality of this relationship across distinct taxonomic groups and if 2) such tendencies are scale-dependent, which might allow extrapolations to predict the numbers of species found globally. Here I assess these two questions for twelve taxonomic groups, in both marine and terrestrial environments and evaluate the efficacy of using higher taxa to predict species richness (i.e. the higher-taxon approach) from the local to global scales.
dc.format.extent v, 59 leaves
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2015]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Geography.
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
dc.subject species richness
dc.subject biodiversity
dc.subject higher taxa
dc.subject higher-taxon approach
dc.subject taxonomy
dc.title Where are All the Species?: Using Higher-Taxon Richness to Predict Species Richness
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.department Geography and Environment
local.thesis.degreelevel MA
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