Saturday, October 18, 2014

My Year of Darwin 10/18/2014: A basic tenet of conservation biology in Origin

 Charles Darwin

"Rarity, as geology tells us, is the precursor to extinction. We can, also, see that any form represented by few individuals will, during fluctuations in the seasons or in the number of its enemies, run a good chance of utter extinction." Charles Darwin, Origin of Species 1st edition (on Kindle)

The premise that rare species can more easily go extinct is one of the basic tenets of conservation biology and why so much emphasis is place on endangered species. 

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