- Geometric constraints explain much of the species richness pattern in African birds
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:5661-6. 2001
..Our results highlight the conceptual significance of an until recently neglected constraint from continental shape alone and support a more cautious analysis of species richness patterns at this scale...
- Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Science 297:1548-51. 2002
..The relative importance of geometric constraints from the continental edge is moderate. Our findings highlight the failure of traditional species richness models to account for narrow-ranging species that frequently are also threatened...
- Ecological correlates and conservation implications of overestimating species geographic ranges
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive MC 0116, La Jolla, CA 92093 0116, USA
Conserv Biol 22:110-9. 2008
..These trends affect broad-scale ecological analyses and species conservation assessments, which will benefit from a careful consideration of potential biases introduced by range overestimation...
- Species richness, hotspots, and the scale dependence of range maps in ecology and conservation
Allen H Hurlbert
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13384-9. 2007
..We suggest that range-map data contain less information than is generally assumed and provide guidance about the appropriate scale of their use...
- Projected impacts of climate and land-use change on the global diversity of birds
Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
PLoS Biol 5:e157. 2007
..A vastly expanded reserve network in the tropics, coupled with more ambitious goals to reduce climate change, will be needed to minimize global extinctions...
- Global patterns and determinants of vascular plant diversity
Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn, Meckenheimer Allee 170, D 53115 Bonn, Germany
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5925-30. 2007
..The presented geostatistical approach is likely to prove instrumental for identifying richness patterns of the many other taxa without single-species distribution data that still escape our understanding...
- Environmental and historical constraints on global patterns of amphibian richness
Lauren B Buckley
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Proc Biol Sci 274:1167-73. 2007
..Our results illustrate how the environmental and historical explanations of species richness gradients can be reconciled and how the perspectives are complements for understanding broad-scale patterns of diversity...
- Phenotypic plasticity in the scaling of avian basal metabolic rate
Andrew E McKechnie
DST NRF Centre of Excellence at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa
Proc Biol Sci 273:931-7. 2006
..The finding that metabolic scaling in birds is partly determined by environmental factors provides further support for models that predict variation in scaling exponents, such as the allometric cascade model...
- The scaling of animal space use
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 1003, USA
Science 306:266-8. 2004
..In large mammals, over 90% of available resources may be lost to neighbors. Our model offers a general framework to understand animal space use and sociality...
- Future battlegrounds for conservation under global change
Tien Ming Lee
Ecology, Behavior and Evolution Section, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0116, USA
Proc Biol Sci 275:1261-70. 2008
..They further highlight the pressing need for new reserves in target regions and support a much extended 'north-south' transfer of conservation resources that maximizes biodiversity conservation while mitigating global climate change...