BBini LM, Diniz JAF, Carvalho P, Pinto MP, Rangel TFLVB, "Lomborg and the litany of biodiversity crisis: What the peer-reviewed literature says " CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 19 (4): 1301-1305 AUG 2005
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Luis Mauricio Bini : E-mail Addresses: bini at icb.ufg.br
Title: Lomborg and the litany of biodiversity crisis: What the peer-
reviewed literature says
Author(s): Bini LM, Diniz JAF, Carvalho P, Pinto MP, Rangel TFLVB
Source: CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 19 (4): 1301-1305 AUG 2005
Document Type: Article Language: English
Cited References: 27 Times Cited: 0
Lomborg's (2001) book has generated passionate discussion about the state
of the global environment. Wee performed a bibliometric evaluation of the
peer-reviewed primary scientific. literature to determine whether there is
any consistent evidence that "things are getting better." The global
literature primarily reported negative impacts on biodiversity caused by
human actions, although Europe appeared to be doing better than the rest of
the world. These results cannot be explained by publication bias alone
because rejection rates of papers indicating improvements in the
environment would have to be unrealistically high to change our results.
There were nonrandom distributions of papers showing environmental recovery
in developed countries and for ecosystems not strongly subjected to
conservation-development conflicts. Although the literature did not paint a
picture of universal gloom, the empirical evidence clearly showed growing
Author Keywords: biodiversity; environmental crisis
Addresses: Bini LM (reprint author), Univ Fed Goias, ICB, Dept Biol Geral,
Caixa Postal 131, Goiania, Go BR-74001970 Brazil
Univ Fed Goias, ICB, Dept Biol Geral, Goiania, Go BR-74001970 Brazil
Univ Catolica Goias, MCAS VPG, Dept Biol, Goiania, Go Brazil
E-mail Addresses: bini at icb.ufg.br
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON,
IDS Number: 953XL ISSN: 0888-8892
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