volume 5, issue 5, P631-639 2021
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01411-5
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Mario R. Moura, Walter Jetz

Abstract: Meter-resolution imagery of our world and myriad biodiversity records collected through citizen scientists and automated sensors belie the fact that much of the planet's biodiversity remains undiscovered. Conservative estimates suggest only 13 to 18% of all living species may be known at this point [1][2][3][4] , although this number could be as low as 1.5% 5 . This biodiversity shortfall 6,7 strongly impedes the sustainable management of our planet's resources, as the potential ecological and economic rele…

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