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ENERGY, WATER, AND BROAD‐SCALE GEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS OF SPECIES RICHNESS
It is often claimed that we do not understand the forces driving the global diversity gradient. However, an extensive literature suggests that contemporary climate constrains terrestrial taxonomicExpand
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From space to species: ecological applications for remote sensing
Abstract A variety of ecological applications require data from broad spatial extents that cannot be collected using field-based methods. Remote sensing data and techniques address these needs, whichExpand
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Predictions and tests of climate‐based hypotheses of broad‐scale variation in taxonomic richness
Broad-scale variation in taxonomic richness is strongly correlated with climate. Many mechanisms have been hypothesized to explain these patterns; however, testable predictions that would distinguishExpand
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Spatial species‐richness gradients across scales: a meta‐analysis
Aim  We surveyed the empirical literature to determine how well six diversity hypotheses account for spatial patterns in species richness across varying scales of grain and extent. Location Expand
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Habitat heterogeneity as a determinant of mammal species richness in high-energy regions
A fundamental problem in ecological research is to explain large-scale gradients in species richness1,2. Although many causative agents for this phenomenon have been suggested, the speciesExpand
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Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
Bucking the trend Responses to climate change have been observed across many species. There is a general trend for species to shift their ranges poleward or up in elevation. Not all species, however,Expand
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Species Richness, Endemism, and the Choice of Areas for Conservation
Although large reserve networks will be integral components in successful biodiversity conserva- tion, implementation of such systems is hindered by the confusion over the relative importance ofExpand
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Remotely sensed habitat diversity predicts butterfly species richness and community similarity in Canada
Although there is no shortage of potential explanations for the large-scale patterns of biological diversity, the hypothesis that energy-related factors are the primary determinants is perhaps mostExpand
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The Macroecological Contribution to Global Change Solutions
Anthropogenic global changes threaten species and the ecosystem services upon which society depends. Effective solutions to this multifaceted crisis need scientific responses spanning disciplines andExpand
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Predicting the future of species diversity: macroecological theory, climate change, and direct tests of alternative forecasting methods
Accurate predictions of future shifts in species diversity in response to global change are critical if useful conservation strategies are to be developed. The most widely used prediction method isExpand
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