Higher Levels of Biodiversity Appear to Reduce Extinction Risk in Birds

February 24, 2022

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A new study from U-M finds that higher levels of biodiversity— the enormous variety of life on Earth and the species, traits, and evolutionary history they represent— appear to reduce extinction risk in birds. Brian Weeks, assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, shares how the team collected data from natural history museum specimens and the implications of the findings for conservation efforts.

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