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(This bibliography only lists works that are referenced in the text of this web site. For a comprensive list of works pertaining to recent extinctions, please see Research Resources.)

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Barbault, R. and S. Sastrapradja. 1995. Generation, maintenance and loss of biodiversity. In V. Heywood (ed.), Global Biodiversity Assessment, pp. 193-274. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Brookes, M. 1998. The species enigma. New Scientist 158 (2138), Inside Science Supplement No. 111: 1-4.


Collar, N.J. 1998. Extinction by assumption; or the Romeo Error on Cebu. Oryx 32 (4):239-244.


Diamond, J.M. 1984. Historic extinctions: a Rosetta Stone for understanding prehistoric extinctions. In P.S. Martin and R.G. Klein (eds.), Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Diamond, J.M. 1987. Extant until proven extinct? Or, extinct until proven extant? Conservation Biology 1(1):77-79.

Diamond, J.M. 1997. Paradise lost. Discover, November 1997:69-78.


Easterbrook, G. 1995. A Moment on the Earth. Penguin Books, New York. 745 pp.

Eldredge, N. 1992. Introduction: Systematics, Ecology, and the Biodiversity Crisis. In N. Eldredge (ed.), Systematics, Ecology, and the Biodiversity Crisis, pp. vii-ix. Columbia University Press, New York.


Groom, M.J. 1997. Quantifying extinction rates. Approaches and limitations. In G.K. Meffe, R.C. Carroll (eds.), Principles of Conservation Biology. Second Edition, pp. 137-139. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA.


Harrison I.J. and M.L.J. Stiassny. 1999. The quiet crisis: a preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the World that are extinct or "missing in action". In R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.), Extinctions in Near Time: Causes, Contexts, and Consequences, pp.271-332. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

Heywood, V.H. and S.N. Stuart. 1992. Species extinctions in tropical forests. In T.C. Whitmore and J.A. Sayer (eds.), Tropical Deforestation and Species Extinction, pp. 91-117. Chapman and Hall, London.

Hobbs, R.J. and H.A. Mooney. 1998. Broadening the extinction debate: population deletions and additions in California and Western Australia. Conservation Biology 12(2): 271-283.


IUCN. 1996. 1996 Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. 448pp.

For IUCN 1997 Red List of Threatened Plants see Walter, K.S.


Jablonski, D. 1993. Mass extinctions: new answers, new questions. In L. Kaufman and K. Mallory (eds.), The Last Extinction, Second Edition, pp.47-68. MIT Press: MA.


Kaufman, L. 1993. Why is the ark sinking. In L. Kaufman and K. Mallory (eds.), The Last Extinction, Second Edition, pp.1-46. MIT Press: MA.

Kaufman, L.S., L.J. Chapman, and C.A. Chapman. 1997. Evolution in fast forward: haplochromine fishes of the Lake Victoria region. Endeavour 21(1):23-30.

Kottelat, M. 1994. Scriptor pretentiosus ist keine bedrohte Art. Datz - Aquarien Terrarien 47(3):172-173.

Kottelat, M. 1995. Systematic studies and biodiversity: the need for a pragmatic approach. Journal of Natural History 29:565-569.


MacPhee R.D.E. and C. Flemming. 1999. Requiem Æternam: the last five hundred years of mammalian species extinctions. In R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.), Extinctions in Near Time: Causes, Contexts, and Consequences. pp. 333-372. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

Mann, C.C. 1991. Extinction: are ecologists crying wolf? Science 253:736-738.

Mcnaughton, S.J. 1994. Conservation goals and the configuration of biodiversity. In P.L. Forey, C.J. Humphries, R. I. Vane-Wright (eds.), Systematics and Conservation Evaluation, pp. 41-62. Clarendon Press, Oxford.


Nee, S. and R.M. May. 1997. Extinction and the loss of evolutionary history. Science 278:692- 694.

Nielsen, E.S. and J.G. West. 1994. Biodiversity research and biological collections: transfer of information. In P.L. Forey, C.J. Humphries, and R.I. Vane-Wright (eds.), Systematics and Conservation Evaluation, pp. 101-121. Clarendon Press, Oxford.


Pimm, S.L., M.P. Moulton and L.J. Justice. 1994. Bird extinctions in the central Pacific. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B 344:27-33.

Pimm, S.L., G.R. Russell, J.L. Gittleman, T.M. Brooks. 1995. The future of biodiversity. Science, 269:347-350

Powledge, F. 1998. Biodiversity at the crossroads. BioScience 48(5): 347-352.

Pye-Smith, C. 1999. Truth games. New Scientist 161 (2168):16-17.


Russell, G.J., T. M. Brooks, M.M. McKinney, and C.G. Anderson. 1998. Present and future taxonomic selectivity in bird and mammal extinctions. Conservation Biology 12(6):1365-1376.


Seehausen, O. 1996. Lake Victoria Rock Cichlids - Taxonomy, Ecology, and Distribution. Verduyn Cichlids, Germany. 304pp.

Simon, J. 1996. The Ultimate Resource 2. Princeton University Press, Princeton. 656pp.

Simon J.L. and A. Wildavsky. 1995. Species loss revisited. In J.L. Simon (ed.), The State of Humanity, pp. 346-361. Blackwell, Oxford.

Smith, F.D.M., R.M. May, R. Pellew, T.H. Johnson, and K.R. Walter. 1993. How much do we know about the current extinction rate? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8(10):375-378.

Steadman, D.W. 1995. Prehistoric extinctions of Pacific island birds: biodiversity meets zooarchaeology. Science 267: 1123-1131.

Stiassny M.L.J. 1992. Phylogenetic analysis and the role of systematics in the biodiversity crisis. In N. Eldredge (ed.), Systematics, Ecology and the Biodiversity Crisis. pp. 109-120. Columbia University Press, New York.

Stiassny, M.L.J. 1997. Systematics and conservation. In G.K. Meffe, R.C. Carroll and contributors, Principles of Conservation Biology. Second Edition, pp. 70-72. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA.

Stiassny, M.L.J. and M. de Pinna 1994. Basal taxa and the role of cladistic patterns in the evaluation of conservation priorities: a view from freshwater. In P.L. Forey, C.J. Humphries, and R.I. Vane-Wright (eds.), Systematics and Conservation Evaluation, pp. 235-249. Clarendon Press, Oxford.


Viederman, S., G. Meffe, and C.R. Carroll. 1997. The role of institutions and policymaking in conservation. In G.K. Meffe, R.C. Carroll (eds.), Principles of Conservation Biology. Second Edition, pp. 545-574. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA.


Walter, K.S. and H.J. Gillette (eds). 1998. 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. IUCN - The World Conservation Union. Gland Switzerland and Cambridge, U.K. 862 pp.

Wilson, E.O. 1992. The Diversity of Life. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Mass. 424 pp.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1992. Species Extinction. In WCMC, Global Biodiversity: Status of the Earth's Living Resources, pp.192-233. Chapman and Hall, London.

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