Regional records improve data quality in determining plant extinction rates

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Data availability

All data are available at https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.xsj3tx99n.

References

  1. 1.

    Humphreys, A. M., Govaerts, R., Ficinski, S. Z., Lughadha, E. N. & Vorontsova, M. S. Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 3, 1043–1047 (2019).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life (NatureServe, accessed 21 June 2019); http://explorer.natureserve.org/

  3. 3.

    Calflora: Information on California Plants Education, Research, and Education (Calflora, accessed 21 June 2019); https://www.calflora.org/

  4. 4.

    Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (California Native Plant Society, accessed 21 June 2019); http://rareplants.cnps.org/

  5. 5.

    Flora of North America Editorial Committee (eds) Flora of North America North of Mexico 16+ vols. Vol. 1, 1993; vol. 2, 1993; vol. 3, 1997; vol. 4, 2003; vol. 5, 2005; vol. 6, 2015; vol. 7, 2010; vol. 8, 2009; vol. 9, 2014; vol 12, 2016; vol 17, 2019; vol. 19, 2006; vol. 20, 2006; vol. 21, 2006; vol. 22, 2000; vol. 23, 2002; vol. 24, 2007; vol. 25, 2003; vol. 26, 2002; vol. 27, 2007; vol 28, 2014 (Flora of North America Association, 1993+).

  6. 6.

    Rejmánek, M. Vascular plant extinctions in California: a critical assessment. Divers. Distrib. 24, 129–136 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Judd, W. S., Campbell, C. S., Kellogg, E. A., Stevens, P. F. & Donoghue, M. J. Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach (Sinauer Associates, 2008).

  8. 8.

    Garnett, S. T. & Christidis, L. Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation. Nature 546, 25–27 (2017).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    Thomson, S. A. et al. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLoS Biol. 16, e2005075 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. 10.

    Mishler, B. D. & Wilkins, J. S. The hunting of the SNaRC: a snarky solution to the species problem. Philos. Theory Pract. Biol. 10, 1–18 (2018).

    Google Scholar 

  11. 11.

    World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP, 2018); http://wcsp.science.kew.org/

  12. 12.

    Environmental Conservation Online System (US Fish & Wildlife Service, accessed 12 July 2019); https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp/

  13. 13.

    Kling, M. M. et al. Facets of phylodiversity: evolutionary diversification, divergence and survival as conservation targets. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 374, 20170397 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. 14.

    Ertter, B. Floristic surprises in North America north of Mexico. Ann. MO Bot. Gard. 87, 81–109 (2000).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  15. 15.

    Jepson eFlora (Jepson Flora Project, accessed 19 January 2020); http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora

  16. 16.

    Weakley, A. S., Ludwig. J. C. & Townsend, J. F. Flora of Virginia (ed. Crowder, B.) (Foundation of the Flora of Virginia Project Inc., Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press, 2012).

  17. 17.

    Jaster, T., Meyers, S. C. & Sundberg, S. (eds) Oregon Vascular Plant Checklist [Polemoniaceae] Version 1.7 (Oregon State University, accessed 20 January 2020); http://www.oregonflora.org/checklist.php

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Contributions

W.M.K. initially compiled and vetted the data. These data were further vetted by A.F., R.N., R.F.C.N., A.W., G.D.G., B.G.B., J.M., P.M., B.D.M., G.M., R.G.O., A.S., D.G. and K.K. W.M.K. and A.F. wrote the first draft of the manuscript with contributions from all authors. All authors approve of this version.

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Wesley M. Knapp.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

The authors declare no competing interests.

Additional information

Publisher’s note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Knapp, W.M., Frances, A., Noss, R. et al. Regional records improve data quality in determining plant extinction rates. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 512–514 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1146-1

Download citation

Further reading