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Determining the relative roles of species replacement and species richness differences in generating beta‐diversity patterns
The novel methodology allows the discrimination of different causes of beta-diversity patterns along latitudinal, biogeographic or ecological gradients, by estimating correctly the relative contributions of replacement and richness differences.
Global Patterns of Guild Composition and Functional Diversity of Spiders
Spiders in tropical regions seem to have higher redundancy of functional roles and/or finer resource partitioning than in temperate regions, and functional diversity seems to be also influenced by altitude and habitat structure.
BAT – Biodiversity Assessment Tools, an R package for the measurement and estimation of alpha and beta taxon, phylogenetic and functional diversity
Biodiversity Assessment Tools, an R package for themeasurement and estimation of alpha and beta taxon, phylogenetic and functional diversity, and its applications in ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes.
Rapid biodiversity assessment of spiders (Araneae) using semi‐quantitative sampling: a case study in a Mediterranean forest
A thorough inventory of a Mediterranean oak forest spider fauna carried out during 2 weeks used a semi‐quantitative sampling protocol to collect comparable data in a rigorous, rapid and efficient way.
Standardization and optimization of arthropod inventories—the case of Iberian spiders
  • P. Cardoso
  • Environmental Science
    Biodiversity and Conservation
  • 8 July 2009
This study proposes guidelines and statistical methods to improve the standardization and optimization of arthropod inventories, and proposes a standardized and optimized protocol for Iberian spiders based on such guidelines and methods.
A roadmap for island biology: 50 fundamental questions after 50 years of The Theory of Island Biogeography
A collaborative horizon-scanning approach to identify 50 fundamental questions for the continued development of island biology, covering fields ranging from biogeography, community ecology and evolution to global change, may help to foster the formation of interdisciplinary research networks.
Extinction debt on oceanic islands
Habitat destruction is the leading cause of species extinctions. However, there is typically a time-lag between the reduction in habitat area and the eventual disappearance of the remnant
Habitats Directive species lists: urgent need of revision
Abstract.  1. The European Habitats Directive is the main legislative work regarding Europe’s nature conservation policy. It lists the protected habitats and species in the European Union. The