Museum curator co-authors new paper on knowledge shortfalls and conservation of freshwater mollusks

For immediate release ‐ June 09, 2021

Conservation, Science

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An array of diverse freshwater mussels from one river in the United States. Photo: Dr. M. Chris Barnhart, copyright 2002.An array of diverse freshwater mussels from one river in the United States. Photo: Dr. M. Chris Barnhart, copyright 2002.

Museum Malacology Curator Art Bogan has co-authored a new paper: “Major shortfalls impairing knowledge and conservation of freshwater molluscs,” published in Hydrobiologia June 2, 2021.

From the Abstract:
“Molluscs are among the most diverse and widespread animal groups in freshwater habitats. Unfortunately, like most freshwater taxa, they are decreasing dramatically and are now among the most threatened animals on Earth, with many species already extinct or on the brink of extinction. Here, we review our current knowledge on the biodiversity and conservation of freshwater molluscs using the concept of knowledge shortfalls.”

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-021-04622-w

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