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New Caledonia is a Pacific island with a unique biodiversity showing an extreme microendemism. Many species distributions observed on this island are extremely restricted, localized to mountains or rivers making biodiversity evaluation and conservation a difficult task. A rapid biodiversity assessment method based on acoustics was recently proposed. This(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Soundscape ecology Spatial statistics Spatio-temporal dynamics Tropical forest Animal acoustics Soundscape ecology aims to use biological, geophysical and anthropogenic sound to understand natural-human landscape dynamics. The analysis of natural soundscapes with no human noise is a prerequisite to understand and quantify the(More)
Questions: Is phylogenetic diversity (PD) an accurate surrogate for functional diversity (FD)? How are FD:PD correlations affected by the diversity index used, covarying factors and/or the strength of the phylogenetic signal in ecological traits? Methods: FD and PD indices might correlate simply because variation in species richness and evenness (referred(More)
Bioacoustics is historically adiscipline that essentially focuses on individual behaviour in relation to population and species evolutionary levels butr arely in connection with higher levels of ecological complexity likec om-munity,landscape or ecosystem. However, some recent bioacoustic researches have operated ac hange of scale by developing acoustic(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Acoustic monitoring has proved to be an efficient approach to monitor wildlife, notably in environments with limited visibility, such as tropical rainforests. Today, recording equipment allows acoustic data to be gathered in remote areas at wide spatial and temporal scales. The resulting datasets are large and the use of automated(More)
Modern biogeography now encompasses an impressive diversity of patterns and phenomena of the geography of nature, providing insights fundamental to understanding the forces influencing the spatial and temporal dynamics of biological diversity. However, rather than praise our discipline for its great breadth of visions, our purpose here is to point out our(More)
Invasive species can dramatically impact natural populations, especially those living on islands. Though numerous examples illustrate the ecological impact of invasive predators, no study has examined the genetic consequences for native populations subject to invasion. Here we capitalize on a natural experiment in which a long-term study of the brown anole(More)
The past decade has produced an increased ecological interest in sonic environments, or soundscapes. However, despite this rise in interest and technological improvements that allow for long-term acoustic surveys in various environments, some habitats' soundscapes remain to be explored. Ponds, and more generally freshwater habitats, are one of these(More)
Few studies have assessed the relative importance of morphological, ecological and phylogenetic factors in the evolution of social behaviour. We examine the role of these factors in social evolution among blaberid cockroaches. We first analyse and compare behavioural interactions in 13 species. We then ask how the nature of these interactions relates to(More)