Comment on "Extinction debt and windows of conservation opportunity in the Brazilian Amazon"

John M. Halley, Yoh Iwasa, Despoina Vokou

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A paper by Wearn et al. (Reports, 13 July 2012, p. 228) yields new insights on extinction debt. However, it leaves out the area dependence of the relaxation process. We show that this is not warranted on theoretical or observational grounds and that it may lead to erroneous conservation recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number6117
Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2013

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