Historical and Contemporary Factors Govern Global Biodiversity Patterns
Jetz and Fine that we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event on this planet and the cause is us. By achieving greater understanding of the underlying causes and correlates of current-day biodiversity, this analysis can also help point the way towards a deeper understanding of how our activities, by destroying habitats and changing climate, may continue to alter patterns of biodiversity in the future. [Plos Biology Essay]. URL:[http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001289].
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