Eyal Shochat2
Charles H Nilon1
Chapel Hill1
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Rapid urbanization has become an area of crucial concern in conservation owing to the radical changes in habitat structure and loss of species engendered by urban and suburban development. Here, we draw on recent mechanistic ecological studies to argue that, in addition to altered habitat structure, three major processes contribute to the patterns of(More)
Urbanization contributes to the loss of the world's biodiversity and the homogenization of its biota. However, comparative studies of urban biodiversity leading to robust generalities of the status and drivers of biodiversity in cities at the global scale are lacking. Here, we compiled the largest global dataset to date of two diverse taxa in cities: birds(More)
Geostatistical methods provide valuable approaches for analyzing spatial patterns of ecological systems. They allow for both the prediction and visualization of ecological phenomena, a combination that is essential for the conceptual development and testing of ecological theory. Yet, many ecol-ogists remain unfamiliar with the application of these(More)
Plant interactions with mutualists and antagonists vary remarkably across space, and have played key roles in the ecology and evolution of flowering plants. One dominant form of spatial variation is human modification of the landscape, including urbanization and suburbanization. Our goal was to assess how suburbanization affected plant–animal interactions(More)
Urban bird communities have higher densities but lower diversity compared with wildlands. However, recent studies show that residential urban yards with native plantings have higher native bird diversity compared with yards with exotic vegetation. Here we tested whether landscape designs also affect bird foraging behavior. We estimated foraging decisions by(More)
  • Paige S Warren, M J Ryan Austin, Tx B A Biology, Chapel Hill, R H Wiley, S Lead +19 others
  • 2013
RESEARCH Grants & Contracts Pending " Investigating gradients in climate variability and human vulnerability in coastal watersheds of the highly urbanized northeastern U. Pending Pre-Proposal " Collaborative Research: From soils to nests: untangling interactions among bottom up and top down processes in novel and invaded forest ecosystems " Lead PIs: G.(More)
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