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The diversity of biodiversity

Species richness is not the same as evolutionary richness. So which is the better measure for setting conservation priorities? The flora of the Cape of South Africa provides a test for that pressing question.

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Figure 1: Species diversity and evolutionary diversity.

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Mooers, A. The diversity of biodiversity. Nature 445, 717–718 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/445717a

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