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Estimated Loss of Plant Species 2000-2005
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
environmental situation – heavily
influenced by climate change – could
lead to a massive destruction of forests
and the extinction of countless species. For example, modelling focusing
on the Amazon region has indicated
that 43 per cent of 193 representative
plant species could become nonviable
by the year 2095 due to the fact
that changes in climate will have fundamentally
altered the composition
of species habitats (Miles et al. 2004).