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The biogeography of avian extinctions on oceanic islands revisited

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Abstract

A recent paper by Karels et al., ‘The biogeography of avian extinctions on oceanic islands’ (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.
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Keywords: Birds; exotic mammal predators; extinction probability; island area; isolation; null models; structural equation modelling

Document Type: Correspondence

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Zoology, ZSL, Regent’s Park, London 2: School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham 3: Biodiversity and Macroecology Group, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Publication date: 2009-08-01

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