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Biodiversity and Conservation

Biodiversity and Conservation

Editor-in-Chief: David Hawksworth

ISSN: 0960-3115 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9710 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10531

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David L. Hawksworth
Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey, UK.


Senior Editors:

Karen E. Hodges
Department of Biology, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Angus Jackson
Cornwall College Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Daniel Sanchez-Mata 
Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
Dirk S. Schmeller
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Environnement, Toulouse INP, France
Nigel E. Stork
Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia


Pedro Aragón, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain
Francis Q. Brearley, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Peter Bridgewater,
International decade of Biodiversity, Peel, Isle of Man, British Isles
Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd (Scion), Christchurch, New Zealand
Neil Brummitt, Natural History Museum, London, UK 
Frank M. Chambers, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
Anurag Chaurasia, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, (ICAR), India 
Vun Khen Chey
, Sabah Forestry Department, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Kwek Y. Chong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Samuel Cushman, US Forest Service, Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Indraneil Das, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia
Jens W. Dauber, Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (vTI), Braunschweig, Germany
Raphael K. Didham, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia 
Pradeep K. Divakar, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Kevin J. Edwards, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Wilhelm Foissner, Universität Salzburg, Austria 
Peggy Fong, University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA
Donald Franklin, Charles Darwin University, Herberton, Australia
Stephen Garnett, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, Australia
Iain James Gordon, The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK 
T. G. Allan Green, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Melvin Gumal
, Wildlife Conservation Society, Sarawak, Malaysia
Jan Christian Habel, Technische Universität München, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany
Ben D. Hoffmann, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Winnelie, Australia
Simon Ingram, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK 
Clinton N. Jenkins,  Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas, Nazaré Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
Mark Kennard, Griffith University, Nathan, Qld, Australia
Danna J. Leaman, IUCN-SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group and Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
James T. Lee, Instituto de Geociências - Universidade Federal do Para, Belém, Brazil
Adeline Loyau, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Ailsa J. McKenzie, University of Newcastle, UK
Grzegorz Mikusinski, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Riddarhyttan, Sweden 
Akihiro Nakamura, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China
Philippe Ponel, IMEP-CNRS,  Aix en Provence, France
Eliska Rejmánková, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Andreas Schuldt, Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany
Xiaoli Shen, Smithsonian Conservation, Front Royal, VA, USA 
Marcelo F. Tognelli, Conservation International, Arlington, VA, USA
David Westcott, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Atherton, QLD, Australia
Peter J.T. White, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA  
Khoon Meng Wong, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore


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    Biodiversity and Conservation is an international journal devoted to the publication of articles on all aspects of biological diversity - its description, analysis and conservation, and its controlled rational use by humankind. The scope of Biodiversity and Conservation is wide and multidisciplinary, and embraces all life-forms. Original research and review papers, as well as Editorials, Comments and Letters to the Editor, on biodiversity and conservation, and contributions which deal with the practicalities of conservation management, economic, social and political issues and with case studies are welcome. The journal provides a forum for examining the conflict between sustainable development and human dependence on biodiversity, in such fields as agriculture, environmental management and biotechnology. The Editors encourage contributors from developing countries in order to realize proper global perspectives on matters of biodiversity and conservation. However, this is not a taxonomic journal and does not publish new scientific names of species or other ranks except in exceptional circumstances.

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