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- Kotiaho, J.S.; Kaitala, V.; Komonen, A.; Paivinen, J.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2005 v.102 no.6 pp. 1963-1967
- Lepidoptera; habitat preferences; endangered species; risk assessment; species diversity; extinction; butterflies; insect ecology; prediction; Finland
- ... Understanding the ultimate causes of population declines and extinction is vital in our quest to stop the currently rampant biodiversity loss. Comparison of ecological characteristics between threatened and nonthreatened species may reveal these ultimate causes. Here, we report an analysis of ecological characteristics of 23 threatened and 72 nonthreatened butterfly species. Our analysis reveals t ...
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