Richard D Stevens

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Affiliation: Louisiana State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Historical processes enhance patterns of diversity along latitudinal gradients
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2283-9. 2006
  2. pmc Stronger tests of mechanisms underlying geographic gradients of biodiversity: insights from the dimensionality of biodiversity
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e56853. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Phylogenetic structure illuminates the mechanistic role of environmental heterogeneity in community organization
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Anim Ecol 81:455-62. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Geographical ecology of Paraguayan bats: spatial integration and metacommunity structure of interacting assemblages
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Anim Ecol 76:1086-93. 2007
  5. pmc Relative effects of time for speciation and tropical niche conservatism on the latitudinal diversity gradient of phyllostomid bats
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:2528-36. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Fragmentation of Atlantic forest has not affected gene flow of a widespread seed-dispersing bat
    Eve S McCulloch
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:4619-33. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Rapid development and screening of microsatellite loci for Artibeus lituratus and their utility for six related species within Phyllostomidae
    Eve S McCulloch
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 11:903-13. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint The latitudinal gradient in niche breadth: concepts and evidence
    Diego P Vázquez
    National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93101, USA
    Am Nat 164:E1-19. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Bats with hATs: evidence for recent DNA transposon activity in genus Myotis
    David A Ray
    Department of Biology, West Virginia University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:632-9. 2007

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Publications9

  1. pmc Historical processes enhance patterns of diversity along latitudinal gradients
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2283-9. 2006
    ..A better understanding of how evolutionary diversification of taxa contributes to formation of patterns of species richness along environmental gradients is necessary to fully understand spatial variation in biodiversity...
  2. pmc Stronger tests of mechanisms underlying geographic gradients of biodiversity: insights from the dimensionality of biodiversity
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e56853. 2013
    ..Fuller understanding of latitudinal gradients will come from simultaneous examination of relative effects of random, environmental and historical mechanisms to better understand distribution and abundance of the current biota...
  3. doi request reprint Phylogenetic structure illuminates the mechanistic role of environmental heterogeneity in community organization
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Anim Ecol 81:455-62. 2012
    ..5. Results suggest that species diversity increases with environmental heterogeneity because a wider variety of resources allow greater species packing within communities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Geographical ecology of Paraguayan bats: spatial integration and metacommunity structure of interacting assemblages
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Anim Ecol 76:1086-93. 2007
    ..Mass effects also have substantial conservation implications because rescue effects may enhance the persistence of mobile species in fragmented landscapes with relatively few protected sites...
  5. pmc Relative effects of time for speciation and tropical niche conservatism on the latitudinal diversity gradient of phyllostomid bats
    Richard D Stevens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:2528-36. 2011
    ..Future research should move away from attempting to identify the mechanism with primacy and instead attempt to understand the particular contexts in which different mechanisms have greater influence on diversity gradients...
  6. doi request reprint Fragmentation of Atlantic forest has not affected gene flow of a widespread seed-dispersing bat
    Eve S McCulloch
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA
    Mol Ecol 22:4619-33. 2013
    ..Our conclusions apply to A. lituratus in Interior Atlantic Forest, and do not contradict broad evidence that habitat fragmentation is contributing to extinction of populations and species, and poses a threat to biodiversity worldwide. ..
  7. ncbi request reprint Rapid development and screening of microsatellite loci for Artibeus lituratus and their utility for six related species within Phyllostomidae
    Eve S McCulloch
    Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 11:903-13. 2011
    ..These markers will not only facilitate future work on these seven species, but also illustrate the utility of this high-throughput method for development of primers across many species simultaneously...
  8. ncbi request reprint The latitudinal gradient in niche breadth: concepts and evidence
    Diego P Vázquez
    National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93101, USA
    Am Nat 164:E1-19. 2004
    ..We propose an alternative hypothesis linking latitude with niche breadth. Unlike previous ideas, our conceptual framework does not require equilibrial assumptions and is based on recently uncovered patterns of species interactions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Bats with hATs: evidence for recent DNA transposon activity in genus Myotis
    David A Ray
    Department of Biology, West Virginia University, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 24:632-9. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the identification of a likely autonomous element may lead to new approaches for mammalian genetic manipulation...