Tao, J., Ding, C., Chen, J., Ding, L., Brosse, S., Heino, J., Hermoso, V., Wu, R., Wang, Z., Hu, J., Che, R., Jin, X., Ji, S., & He, D. (2022). Boosting freshwater fish conservation with high-resolution distribution mapping across a large territory. Conservation Biology, 00, 00– 00. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.14036
Boosting freshwater fish conservation with high-resolution distribution mapping across a large territory
|Author:||Tao, Juan1,2; Ding, Chengzhi1,2; Chen, Jinnan1;|
1Institute of International Rivers and Eco-security, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650500 China
2Yunnan Key Laboratory of International Rivers and Transboundary Eco-Security, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091 China
3Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique (EDB), UMR5174, Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, CNRS, IRD, Toulouse, France
4Freshwater Centre, Finnish Environment Institute, Paavo Havaksen Tie 3, Oulu, FI-90570 Finland
5Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, 41012 Spain
6Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, 4111 Australia
7Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, 430072 China
8China National Environment Monitoring Centre, Beijing, 100012 China
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022121571629
John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-11-24
The lack of high-resolution distribution maps for freshwater species across large scales fundamentally challenges biodiversity conservation worldwide. Here, we propose a simple framework to delineate the distributions of freshwater fishes in a high-resolution drainage map using stacked species distribution models and expert-based information. Applying this framework to the whole Chinese freshwater fish fauna (+1600 species), we produced high-resolution biodiversity patterns and revealed potential conflicts between biodiversity and anthropogenic disturbances. The correlations between spatial patterns of biodiversity facets (species richness, endemicity and phylogenetic diversity) were all significant but idiosyncratic (r = 0.43–0.98, P < 0.001). Areas with high values of different biodiversity facets overlapped with anthropogenic disturbances. Existing protected areas, covering 22% of China’s territory, were shown to protect 25–29% of fish habitats, 16–23% of species, and 30–31% of priority conservation areas. Moreover, 6–21% of the species are still completely unprotected. These results suggest the need for extending the network of protected areas to ensure the conservation of China’s freshwater fish biodiversity and the goods and services it provides to humans. Specifically, middle to low reaches of large rivers and their associated lakes from Northeast to Southwest China host the most diverse species assemblages and should be the target of future expansions of the network of protected areas. More generally, the framework we propose to draw high-resolution biodiversity maps combining species occurrence data and expert knowledge on species distribution provides an efficient way to unlock protected area designs regardless of the ecosystem, taxonomic group or world area considered.
Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
1172 Environmental sciences
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
This study was financially supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences grant XDB31000000, the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program grant 2019QZKK0304 and 2019QZKK05010102, the National Key Research and Development Program of China grant 2021YFC3200300103, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China grant 32070436 and 42077447.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Tao, J., Ding, C., Chen, J., Ding, L., Brosse, S., Heino, J., Hermoso, V., Wu, R., Wang, Z., Hu, J., Che, R., Jin, X., Ji, S., & He, D. (2022). Boosting freshwater fish conservation with high-resolution distribution mapping across a large territory. Conservation Biology, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.14036. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.