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Research Article

Rarity Value and Species Extinction: The Anthropogenic Allee Effect

  • Franck Courchamp mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: franck.courchamp@u-psud.fr

    Affiliation: Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Elena Angulo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Elena Angulo, Philippe Rivalan, Richard J Hall

    Affiliation: Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Philippe Rivalan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Elena Angulo, Philippe Rivalan, Richard J Hall

    Affiliation: Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Richard J Hall equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Elena Angulo, Philippe Rivalan, Richard J Hall

    Affiliation: Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Laetitia Signoret,

    Affiliation: Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Leigh Bull,

    Affiliation: Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Yves Meinard

    Affiliation: Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

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  • Published: November 28, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040415

About the Authors

Franck Courchamp, Elena Angulo, Philippe Rivalan, Richard J Hall, Laetitia Signoret, Leigh Bull, Yves Meinard
Ecologie, Systématique, et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

Corresponding Author

Email: franck.courchamp@u-psud.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

FC conceived and designed the experiments. EA performed the experiments. FC, EA, PR, LS, LB, and YM analyzed the data. FC wrote the paper. RH constructed and analyzed the mathematical model. YM helped construct the mathematical model