Ambiguity in guideline definitions introduces assessor bias and influences consistency in IUCN Red List status assessments

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Hayward, Matt W.; Child, Matthew F.; Kerley, Graham I. H.; Lindsey, Peter A.; Somers, Michael J.; Burns, Bruce;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, volume 3 (issn: 2296-701X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00087
  • Subject: status assessment process | fencing for conservation | mainland islands | Ecology and Evolution | threatened species | IUCN Red List | metapopulation management | conservation assessment

The IUCN Red List is the most widely used tool to measure extinction risk and report biodiversity trends. Accurate and standardized conservation status assessments for the IUCN Red List are limited by a lack of adequate information; and need consistent and unbiased inte... View more
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