Application of the Red List Index as an indicator of habitat change

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Juslen , A K , Pykälä , J , Kuusela , S , Kaila , L J , Kullberg , J B , Mattila , J A , Muona , J E , Saari , S E & Cardoso , P 2016 , ' Application of the Red List Index as an indicator of habitat change ' , Biodiversity and Conservation , vol. 25 , no. 3 , pp. 569-585 .

Title: Application of the Red List Index as an indicator of habitat change
Author: Juslen, Aino Kaisa; Pykälä, Juha; Kuusela, Saija; Kaila, Lauri Jaakko; Kullberg, Jaakko Birger; Mattila, Jaakko Aleksi; Muona, Jyrki Elias; Saari, Sanna Elina; Cardoso, Pedro
Contributor organization: Finnish Museum of Natural History
Lauri Kaila / Principal Investigator
Jyrki Muona / Principal Investigator
Date: 2016-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Biodiversity and Conservation
ISSN: 0960-3115
Abstract: For the first time ever, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Index for habitat types was calculated for an entire country, Finland. The RLIs were based on species threat assessments from 2000 and 2010 and included habitat definitions for all 10,131 species of 12 organism groups. The RLIs were bootstrapped to track statistically significant changes. The RLI changes of species grouped by habitats were negative for all habitat types except for forests and rural biotopes which showed a stable trend. Trends of beetles and true bugs were positive in rural and forest habitats. Other 16 observed trends of species group and habitat combinations were negative. Several trends observed were in accordance with studies focusing on particular taxa and habitats, and drivers for their change. This study demonstrates the usefulness of the RLI as a tool for observing habitat change based on species threat assessment data.
Subject: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
1172 Environmental sciences
1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion
Funder: Unknown funder
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