K J Willis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc A call for an international network of genomic observatories (GOs)
    Neil Davies
    Biodiversity Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, The Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Gigascience 1:5. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Biodiversity baselines, thresholds and resilience: testing predictions and assumptions using palaeoecological data
    K J Willis
    University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:583-91. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Testing the impact of climate variability on European plant diversity: 320,000 years of water-energy dynamics and its long-term influence on plant taxonomic richness
    Katherine J Willis
    Biodiversity Research Group, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Oxford, UK
    Ecol Lett 10:673-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint What is natural? The need for a long-term perspective in biodiversity conservation
    K J Willis
    Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Science 314:1261-5. 2006
  5. pmc Biodiversity hotspots through time: an introduction
    Katherine J Willis
    Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:169-74. 2007
  6. pmc How can a knowledge of the past help to conserve the future? Biodiversity conservation and the relevance of long-term ecological studies
    Katherine J Willis
    Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:175-86. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Ecology. How 'virgin' is virgin rainforest?
    K J Willis
    Oxford Long term Ecology Laboratory, Biodiversity Research Group, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
    Science 304:402-3. 2004
  8. pmc Culture or climate? The relative influences of past processes on the composition of the lowland Congo rainforest
    Terry M Brncic
    Oxford Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:229-42. 2007
  9. pmc The role of Quaternary environmental change in plant macroevolution: the exception or the rule?
    Katherine J Willis
    School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:159-72; discussion 172. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Quantification of UV-B flux through time using UV-B-absorbing compounds contained in fossil Pinus sporopollenin
    K J Willis
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    New Phytol 192:553-60. 2011

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Publications15

  1. pmc A call for an international network of genomic observatories (GOs)
    Neil Davies
    Biodiversity Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, The Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK
    Gigascience 1:5. 2012
    ..The foundational layer of biodiversity-genetic variation-would thus be mainstreamed into Earth Observation systems enabling predictive modelling of biodiversity dynamics and resultant impacts on ecosystem services...
  2. doi request reprint Biodiversity baselines, thresholds and resilience: testing predictions and assumptions using palaeoecological data
    K J Willis
    University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:583-91. 2010
    ..We stress the importance of long-term palaeoecological data in fully understanding contemporary and future biotic responses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Testing the impact of climate variability on European plant diversity: 320,000 years of water-energy dynamics and its long-term influence on plant taxonomic richness
    Katherine J Willis
    Biodiversity Research Group, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Oxford, UK
    Ecol Lett 10:673-9. 2007
    ..These findings have important implications for predicting richness at times of increasing climate variability...
  4. ncbi request reprint What is natural? The need for a long-term perspective in biodiversity conservation
    K J Willis
    Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Science 314:1261-5. 2006
    ..The use of such records can reduce much of the uncertainty surrounding the question of what is "natural" and thereby start to provide important guidance for long-term management and conservation...
  5. pmc Biodiversity hotspots through time: an introduction
    Katherine J Willis
    Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:169-74. 2007
    ..Lateral thinking, across knowledge systems and with open-mindness about bridging data gaps, will be necessary for our accumulating knowledge about our planet's past to be brought to bear on our attempts to conserve it in the future...
  6. pmc How can a knowledge of the past help to conserve the future? Biodiversity conservation and the relevance of long-term ecological studies
    Katherine J Willis
    Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:175-86. 2007
    ..The pivotal issue of this paper is not whether long-term records are of interest to conservation biologists, but how they can actually be utilized in conservation practice and policy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ecology. How 'virgin' is virgin rainforest?
    K J Willis
    Oxford Long term Ecology Laboratory, Biodiversity Research Group, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
    Science 304:402-3. 2004
  8. pmc Culture or climate? The relative influences of past processes on the composition of the lowland Congo rainforest
    Terry M Brncic
    Oxford Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:229-42. 2007
    ..Results from this study are discussed in terms of their implications for the present and future management of this globally important forested region...
  9. pmc The role of Quaternary environmental change in plant macroevolution: the exception or the rule?
    Katherine J Willis
    School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:159-72; discussion 172. 2004
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  10. doi request reprint Quantification of UV-B flux through time using UV-B-absorbing compounds contained in fossil Pinus sporopollenin
    K J Willis
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    New Phytol 192:553-60. 2011
    ..Using this technique, we present the first record of UV-B flux during the last 9500 yr from a site near Bergen, Norway...
  11. ncbi request reprint 4200 years of pine-dominated upland forest dynamics in west-central Mexico: human or natural legacy?
    Blanca L Figueroa-Rangel
    Oxford Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, School of Geography, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, United Kingdom
    Ecology 89:1893-907. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Species diversity--scale matters
    Katherine J Willis
    School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
    Science 295:1245-8. 2002
  13. ncbi request reprint Did dinosaurs invent flowers? Dinosaur-angiosperm coevolution revisited
    P M Barrett
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 76:411-47. 2001
    ..Elevated levels of atmospheric CO2 might have played a critical role in the initial stages of the angiosperm radiation...
  14. doi request reprint Agroforestry: a refuge for tropical biodiversity?
    Shonil A Bhagwat
    Biodiversity Research Group, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:261-7. 2008
    ..Here we examine the role of agroforestry systems in maintaining species diversity and conclude that these systems can play an important role in biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes...
  15. pmc 'Tales of Symphonia': extinction dynamics in response to past climate change in Madagascan rainforests
    Malika Virah-Sawmy
    Oxford Long term Ecology Laboratory, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK
    Biol Lett 5:821-5. 2009
    ..We also demonstrate that Symphonia is a good indicator of a threshold event, exhibiting erratic fluctuations prior to and long after the critical climatic point has passed...