Spatial turnover in the global avifauna.

  title={Spatial turnover in the global avifauna.},
  author={Kevin J. Gaston and Richard G. Davies and C. David L. Orme and Val{\'e}rie A. Olson and Gavin H. Thomas and Tzung-Su Ding and Pamela C. Rasmussen and Jack J. Lennon and Peter M. Bennett and Ian P. F. Owens and Tim M Blackburn},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={274 1618},
Despite its wide implications for many ecological issues, the global pattern of spatial turnover in the occurrence of species has been little studied, unlike the global pattern of species richness. Here, using a database on the breeding distributions of birds, we present the first global maps of variation in spatial turnover for an entire taxonomic class, a pattern that has to date remained largely a matter of conjecture, based on theoretical expectations and extrapolation of inconsistent… CONTINUE READING
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