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The global diversity of birds in space and time
Current global patterns of biodiversity result from processes that operate over both space and time and thus require an integrated macroecological and macroevolutionary perspective. Molecular timeExpand
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Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data : a review
Species distributional or trait data based on range map (extent-of-occurrence) or atlas survey data often display spatial autocorrelation, i.e. locations close to each other exhibit more similarExpand
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Global patterns and predictors of marine biodiversity across taxa
Global patterns of species richness and their structuring forces have fascinated biologists since Darwin and provide critical context for contemporary studies in ecology, evolution and conservation.Expand
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Global patterns and determinants of vascular plant diversity
  • H. Kreft, W. Jetz
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 3 April 2007
Plants, with an estimated 300,000 species, provide crucial primary production and ecosystem structure. To date, our quantitative understanding of diversity gradients of megadiverse clades such asExpand
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A framework for delineating biogeographical regions based on species distributions
Aim  Biogeographical regionalizations, such as zoogeographical regions, floristic kingdoms or ecoregions, represent categorizations central to many basic and applied questions in biogeography,Expand
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EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals
Species are characterized by physiological, behavioral, and ecological attributes that are all subject to varying evolutionary and ecological constraints and jointly determine species' role andExpand
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Projected Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Change on the Global Diversity of Birds
Over the past few decades, land-use and climate change have led to substantial range contractions and species extinctions. Even more dramatic changes to global land cover are projected for thisExpand
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The effects of species’ range sizes on the accuracy of distribution models: ecological phenomenon or statistical artefact?
Summary 1 Conservation scientists and resource managers increasingly employ empirical distribution models to aid decision-making. However, such models are not equally reliable for all species,Expand
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Terrestrial animal tracking as an eye on life and planet
A brave new world with a wider view Researchers have long attempted to follow animals as they move through their environment. Until relatively recently, however, such efforts were limited to shortExpand
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Essential Biodiversity Variables
A global system of harmonized observations is needed to inform scientists and policy-makers. Reducing the rate of biodiversity loss and averting dangerous biodiversity change are international goals,Expand
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