Recovery of Faunal Communities During Tropical Forest Regeneration
- R. Dunn
- Environmental Science
- 1 April 2004
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.
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.
Continental-scale distributions of dust-associated bacteria and fungi
- A. Barberán, J. Ladau, N. Fierer
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 20 April 2015
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.
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.
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 …
Species Coextinctions and the Biodiversity Crisis
- L. P. Koh, R. Dunn, N. Sodhi, Robert K. Colwell, H. Proctor, V. Smith
- Environmental Science, BiologyScience
- 10 September 2004
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.
The sixth mass coextinction: are most endangered species parasites and mutualists?
- R. Dunn, Nyeema C. Harris, Robert K. Colwell, L. P. Koh, N. Sodhi
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 September 2009
This work discusses the interactions and synergies between coextinction and other drivers of species loss, particularly climate change, and suggests the way forward for understanding the phenomenon of co Extinction, which may well be the most insidious threat to global biodiversity.
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 species…
Home Life: Factors Structuring the Bacterial Diversity Found within and between Homes
The presence of dogs had a significant effect on bacterial community composition in multiple locations within homes as the homes occupied by dogs harbored more diverse communities and higher relative abundances of dog-associated bacterial taxa.
The Southern Megalopolis: Using the Past to Predict the Future of Urban Sprawl in the Southeast U.S
- A. Terando, Jennifer K. Costanza, C. Belyea, R. Dunn, A. McKerrow, J. Collazo
- Environmental SciencePLoS ONE
- 23 July 2014
This work develops simulations using the SLEUTH urban growth model that complement population-driven models but focus on spatial pattern and extent, and extends the capabilities of SLEuth by incorporating street-network information.