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Green plants in the red : a baseline global assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. / Brummitt, Neil; Bachman, Steven; Griffiths-Lee, Janine; Lutz, Maiko; Moat, Justin; Farjon, Aljos; Donaldson, John; Hilton-Taylor, Craig; Meagher, Thomas Robert; Albuquerque, Sara ; Aletrari, Elina; Andrews, A. Kei; Atchison, Guy; Baloch, Elisabeth; Barlozzini, Barbara; Brunazzi, Alice; Carretero, Julia; Celesti, Marco; Chadburn, Helen; Ciafoni, Eduardo; Cockel, Chris; Coldwell, Vanessa; Concetti, Benedetta; Contu, Sara; Crook, Vicki; Dyson, Philippa; Gardiner, Lauren; Ghanim, Nadia; Greene, Hannah; Groom, Alice; Harker, Ruth; Hopkins, Della; Khela, Sonia; Lakeman-Fraser, Poppy; Lindon, Heather; Lockwood, Helen ; Loftu, Christine; Lombrici, Debora; Lopez-Poveda, Lucia; Lyon, James ; Malcolm-Tompkins, Patricia; McGregor, Kirsty; Moreno, Laura; Murray, Linda; Nazar, Keara; Nic Lughadha, Eimear.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 10, No. 8, e0135152, 07.08.2015.

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Brummitt, N, Bachman, S, Griffiths-Lee, J, Lutz, M, Moat, J, Farjon, A, Donaldson, J, Hilton-Taylor, C, Meagher, TR, Albuquerque, S, Aletrari, E, Andrews, AK, Atchison, G, Baloch, E, Barlozzini, B, Brunazzi, A, Carretero, J, Celesti, M, Chadburn, H, Ciafoni, E, Cockel, C, Coldwell, V, Concetti, B, Contu, S, Crook, V, Dyson, P, Gardiner, L, Ghanim, N, Greene, H, Groom, A, Harker, R, Hopkins, D, Khela, S, Lakeman-Fraser, P, Lindon, H, Lockwood, H, Loftu, C, Lombrici, D, Lopez-Poveda, L, Lyon, J, Malcolm-Tompkins, P, McGregor, K, Moreno, L, Murray, L, Nazar, K & Nic Lughadha, E 2015, 'Green plants in the red: a baseline global assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants' PLoS One, vol. 10, no. 8, e0135152. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135152

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Brummitt, N., Bachman, S., Griffiths-Lee, J., Lutz, M., Moat, J., Farjon, A., ... Nic Lughadha, E. (2015). Green plants in the red: a baseline global assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. PLoS One, 10(8), [e0135152]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135152

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Brummitt N, Bachman S, Griffiths-Lee J, Lutz M, Moat J, Farjon A et al. Green plants in the red: a baseline global assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 7;10(8). e0135152. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0135152

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Brummitt, Neil ; Bachman, Steven ; Griffiths-Lee, Janine ; Lutz, Maiko ; Moat, Justin ; Farjon, Aljos ; Donaldson, John ; Hilton-Taylor, Craig ; Meagher, Thomas Robert ; Albuquerque, Sara ; Aletrari, Elina ; Andrews, A. Kei ; Atchison, Guy ; Baloch, Elisabeth ; Barlozzini, Barbara ; Brunazzi, Alice ; Carretero, Julia ; Celesti, Marco ; Chadburn, Helen ; Ciafoni, Eduardo ; Cockel, Chris ; Coldwell, Vanessa ; Concetti, Benedetta ; Contu, Sara ; Crook, Vicki ; Dyson, Philippa ; Gardiner, Lauren ; Ghanim, Nadia ; Greene, Hannah ; Groom, Alice ; Harker, Ruth ; Hopkins, Della ; Khela, Sonia ; Lakeman-Fraser, Poppy ; Lindon, Heather ; Lockwood, Helen ; Loftu, Christine ; Lombrici, Debora ; Lopez-Poveda, Lucia ; Lyon, James ; Malcolm-Tompkins, Patricia ; McGregor, Kirsty ; Moreno, Laura ; Murray, Linda ; Nazar, Keara ; Nic Lughadha, Eimear. / Green plants in the red : a baseline global assessment for the IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants. In: PLoS One. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 8.

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