Rapid population decline of an endemic oceanic island plant despite resilience to extensive habitat destruction and occurrence within protected areas

  • Prishnee Bissessur, Cláudia Baider, François Benjamin Vincent Florens
  • Plant Ecology & Diversity, July 2017, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2017.1402382

Rapid population decline of an endemic oceanic island plant

What is it about?

It is about an endemic plant from an oceanic island whose population has known significant decline over the past 80 years and still continues to decline despite that the known populations thrive in protected areas. Habitat destruction has little impact since the plant relicts are found on crater rims, mountain ridges and remote areas. A number of anthropogenic threats are affecting the plant's survival. We elaborate on these threats.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17550874.2017.1402382

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