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PLOS Biology is home to high quality, original research with a broad scope across the biological sciences. We empower authors to share and get credit for their work and offer publishing options that boost the visibility of your science.

Biodiversity data integration—the significance of data resolution and domain

Christian König, Patrick Weigelt, Julian Schrader, Amanda Taylor, Jens Kattge, Holger Kreft

ESSAY


Principles for creating a single authoritative list of the world’s species

Stephen T. Garnett, Les Christidis, Stijn Conix, Mark J. Costello, Frank E. Zachos, Olaf S. Bánki, et al

PERSPECTIVE


Hotspots of human impact on threatened terrestrial vertebrates

James R. Allan, James E. M. Watson, Moreno Di Marco, Christopher J. O’Bryan, Hugh P. Possingham, et al
RESEARCH ARTICLE


Intact but empty forests? Patterns of hunting-induced mammal defaunation in the tropics

Ana Benítez-López, Luca Santini, Aafke M. Schipper, Michela Busana, Mark A. J. Huijbregts

RESEARCH ARTICLE


Remote reefs and seamounts are the last refuges for marine predators across the Indo-Pacific

Tom B. Letessier, David Mouillot, Phil J. Bouchet, Laurent Vigliola, Marjorie C. Fernandes, et al
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Inferring the mammal tree: Species-level sets of phylogenies for questions in ecology, evolution, and conservation
Nathan S. Upham, Jacob A. Esselstyn, Walter Jetz
METHODS AND RESOURCES

Mangroves reduce the vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to habitat degradation
Alice Rogers, Peter J. Mumby
RESEARCH ARTICLE


LOOKING AHEAD

The future of PLOS Biology

Nonia Pariente, on behalf of the PLOS Biology Staff Editors

Editorial

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