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Recovery of Faunal Communities During Tropical Forest Regeneration
Because species richness for many taxa appears to recover relatively rapidly in secondary forests, conservation of secondary forests may be an effective investment in future diversity. Expand
The biogeography of prediction error: why does the introduced range of the fire ant over-predict its native range?
It is argued that reciprocal comparisons between predicted native and invaded ranges will facilitate a better understanding of the biogeography of invasive and native species and of the role of SDMs in predicting future distributions. Expand
What drives elevational patterns of diversity? A test of geometric constraints, climate and species pool effects for pteridophytes on an elevational gradient in Costa Rica
Aim  We studied pteridophyte species richness between 100 m and 3400 m along a Neotropical elevational gradient and tested competing hypotheses for patterns of species richness. Location Expand
Continental-scale distributions of dust-associated bacteria and fungi
It is found that airborne microbial communities, such as terrestrial plants and animals, exhibit nonrandom geographic patterns, and the factors that shape the continental-scale distributions of microbial taxa are identified, and this first atlas of airborne bacterial and fungal distributions across the continental United States is generated. Expand
Species Coextinctions and the Biodiversity Crisis
This model examines the relationship between coextinction levels (proportion of species extinct) of affiliates and their hosts across a wide range of coevolved interspecific systems and estimates that 6300 affiliate species are “coendangered” with host species currently listed as endangered. Expand
The sudden emergence of pathogenicity in insect–fungus symbioses threatens naive forest ecosystems
  • J. Hulcr, R. Dunn
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 October 2011
It is suggested that individual cases of tree mortality caused by invasive insect–fungus symbionts should no longer be studied separately, but in a global, biogeographically and phylogenetically explicit comparative framework. Expand
Climate change, plant migration, and range collapse in a global biodiversity hotspot: the Banksia (Proteaceae) of Western Australia
Climate change has already altered global patterns of biodiversity by modifying the geographic distributions of species. Forecasts based on bioclimatic envelop modeling of distributions of speciesExpand
American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen Science Microbiome Research
The utility of the living data resource and cross-cohort comparison is demonstrated to confirm existing associations between the microbiome and psychiatric illness and to reveal the extent of microbiome change within one individual during surgery, providing a paradigm for open microbiome research and education. Expand
Temporal variability is a personalized feature of the human microbiome
The findings suggest that temporal dynamics may need to be considered when attempting to link changes in microbiome structure to changes in health status, and show that not only is the composition of an individual's microbiome highly personalized, but their degree of temporal variability is also a personalized feature. Expand
Environmental and historical imprints on beta diversity: insights from variation in rates of species turnover along gradients
A common approach for analysing geographical variation in biodiversity involves using linear models to determine the rate at which species similarity declines with geographical or environmentalExpand