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Predicting the Potential Distribution of Non-Native Mammalian Species Sold in the South African Pet Trade

Ndivhuwo Shivambu, Tinyiko C. Shivambu, Colleen T. Downs, (2021) Diversity

The pet trade is one of the main pathways of introduction of several mammals worldwide. In South Africa, non-native mammalian species are traded as pets, and so far, only four of these species are considered invasive. We used a list of 24 companion mammalian species compiled from a previous study. W…

Predicting hotspots for invasive species introduction in Europe

Kevin Schneider, David Makowski, Wopke van der Werf, (2021) Environmental Research Letters

Plant pest invasions cost billions of Euros each year in Europe. Prediction of likely places of pest introduction could greatly help focus efforts on prevention and control and thus reduce societal costs of pest invasions. Here, we test whether generic data-driven risk maps of pest introduction, val…

MS Herps - Reptiles and Amphibians of Mississippi

Evan Grimes, (2021)

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Habitat requirements of the Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus in the southern Balkans

Gianpasquale Chiatante, (2021) Bird Study

Capsule: A species distrubtion model shows that Masked Shrikes Lanius nubicus in the southern Balkans inhabit areas with shrubs and trees, as well as open areas. It also reveals areas that are suitable for expansion of the population. Aims: To fill a data gap on the habitat requirements of the Mask…

phylogatR: Phylogeographic data aggregation and repurposing

Tara A Pelletier, Danielle J Parsons, Sydney K Decker, Stephanie Crouch, Eric Franz, ... - (2021) bioRxiv

Patterns of genetic diversity within species contain information about the history of that species, including how they have responded to historical climate change and how easily the organism is able to disperse across its habitat. More than 40,000 phylogeographic and population genetic investigation…

Rarity patterns and the conservation status of tree species in South American savannas

Everton A. Maciel, Fernando R. Martins, (2021) Flora

The interest in quantifying rare species has been increasing, but less attention has been paid to analysing their conservation status. Here, we used the Rabinowitz method based on geographical range, habitat specificity and population size to classify 2,203 tree species of South American savannas (S…

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Николай Соболев, (2021)

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Molecular data elucidate cryptic diversity within the widespread Threadfin Shad (Dorosoma petenense: Clupeidae) across the Nearctic and Northern Neotr…

Diego J. Elías, Caleb D. McMahan, Kyle R. Piller, (2021) Hydrobiologia

The Threadfin Shad (Dorosoma petenense) is a euryhaline fish species that is widely distributed across freshwater systems in the lowlands of the Nearctic and the northern Neotropics with a distributional break at the Easternmost portion of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt (TMVB). This region has been…

Ensemble forecasting of invasion risk for four alien springtail (Collembola) species in Antarctica

Greta C. Vega, Luis R. Pertierra, Javier Benayas, Miguel Ángel Olalla-Tárraga, (2021) Polar Biology

Biological invasions are one of the most important threats to Antarctic biodiversity. Springtails (Collembola) make up most of the diversity in soil arthropod communities in Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems. However, the potential range expansion of already established alien springtails and their co…

New Record of Caligo telamonius (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867)1 for Hidalgo, Mexico

Jorge Valencia-Herverth, Itzcóatl Martínez-Sánchez, Raúl Valencia Herverth, Alejandra López Mancilla, (2021) Southwestern Entomologist

The pale owl butterfly, Caligo telamonius (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867), was recorded for the first time in the State of Hidalgo, Central Mexico. This extends the known distribution of the species 115 km north of the northernmost specimen collected in eastern Mexico. Ecological data and environmenta…

Where Do the World’s Squirrel Hotspots and Coldspots of 230+ Species Go with Climate Change 2100? A First BIG DATA Minimum Estimate from an Open Acces…

Moriz Steiner, Falk Huettmann, (2021) Research Square

Man-made climate change and its impact on the living world remain the problem of our time waiting for a good science-based resolution. Here, we focus on forecasting the global squirrel population as a representative but overlooked species group for the year 2100. This was possible by using 230 publi…

Modelling the impacts of climate change on thermal habitat suitability for shallow-water marine fish at a global scale

Edward Lavender, Clive J. Fox, Michael T. Burrows, (2021) PLOS ONE

Understanding and predicting the response of marine communities to climate change at large spatial scales, and distilling this information for policymakers, are prerequisites for ecosystem-based management. Changes in thermal habitat suitability across species’ distributions are especially concernin…

A data‐driven geospatial workflow to map species distributions for conservation assessments

Ruben Dario Palacio, Pablo Jose Negret, Jorge Velásquez‐Tibatá, Andrew P. Jacobson, (2021) Diversity and Distributions

Aim: Species distribution maps are essential for assessing extinction risk and guiding conservation efforts. However, most come sourced as expert-drawn range maps with known issues of accuracy or are developed with overly complex modelling procedures. Thus, data-driven alternatives that are accessib…

Genetic barriers to gene flow separate divergent substitution rates across a butterfly hybrid zone

Tianzhu Xiong, Xueyan Li, Masaya Yago, James Mallet, (2021) bioRxiv

Substitution rate defines the fundamental timescale of molecular evolution which often varies in a species-specific manner. However, it is unknown under what conditions lineage-specific rates can be preserved between natural populations with frequent hybridization. Here, we show in a hybrid zone bet…

Mountain frog species losing out to climate change around the Sichuan Basin

Shengnan Yang, Xiaoyi Wang, Junhua Hu, (2021) Science of The Total Environment

Amphibians are particularly vulnerable to climate changes that are expected to cause habitat fragmentation and loss and, ultimately, local extirpations. However, little is known about how the interaction between climate change and fragmentation may impede the ability of amphibians to adapt to climat…

Wanted: Standards for FAIR taxonomic concept representations and relationships 

Beckett Sterner, Nathan Upham, Prashant Gupta, Caleb Powell, Nico Franz, (2021) Biodiversity Information Science and Standards

Making the most of biodiversity data requires linking observations of biological species from multiple sources both efficiently and accurately (Bisby 2000, Franz et al. 2016). Aggregating occurrence records using taxonomic names and synonyms is computationally efficient but known to experience signi…

Southern distribution and evidence of migration in the Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus) in west-central Jalisco, Mexico

Sarahy Contreras-Martínez, Verónica Carolina Rosas-Espinoza, Ana Luisa Santiago-Pérez, Jorge Armando Carlos-Gómez, Alejandra Noemí Salas-Ruiz, (2021) The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

The Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus) is a Mexican endemic. It occurs from northwestern to west-central Mexico. It is considered threatened in Mexican environmental law. The lack of knowledge about its ecology and distribution during the nonbreeding season motivated our investigation. While invent…

Drivers of an epic radiation: the role of climate and islands in species diversification and reproductive-mode evolution of Old-World tree frogs

Gajaba Ellepola, Marcio R. Pie, Rohan Pethiyagoda, James Hanken, Madhava Meegaskumbura, (2021) bioRxiv

Although large diversifications of species occur unevenly across space and evolutionary lineages, the relative importance of their driving mechanisms, such as climate, ecological opportunity and key innovations, remains poorly understood. Here, we explore the remarkable diversification of rhacophori…

Flora of Ferruginous Outcrops Under Climate Change: A Study in the Cangas of Carajás (Eastern Amazon)

Tereza Cristina Giannini, André Luis Acosta, Wilian França Costa, Leonardo Miranda, Carlos Eduardo Pinto, ... - (2021) Frontiers in Plant Science

Climate change has impacted biodiversity, affecting species and altering their geographical distribution. Besides understanding the impact in the species, it has been advocated that answering if different traits will be differently impacted could allow refined predictions of how climate change will …

Land-use change and rodent-borne diseases: hazards on the shared socioeconomic pathways

Gabriel E. García-Peña, André V. Rubio, Hugo Mendoza, Miguel Fernández, Matthew T. Milholland, ... - (2021) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Land-use change has a direct impact on species survival and reproduction, altering their spatio-temporal distributions. It acts as a selective force that favours the abundance and diversity of reservoir hosts and affects host–pathogen dynamics and prevalence. This has led to land-use change being a …

Predicting the evolution of Lassa Virus endemic area and population at risk over the next decades

Raphaelle Klitting, Liana E. Kafetzopoulou, Wim Thiery, Gytis Dudas, Sophie Gryseels, ... - (2021) bioRxiv

Lassa fever is listed among the diseases that pose the greatest risks to public health by the World Health Organization. This severe viral hemorrhagic fever is caused by Lassa virus, a zoonotic pathogen that repeatedly spills over to humans from its rodent reservoirs. It is currently not known how c…

Phylogeography and demographic history of the black kite Milvus migrans , a widespread raptor in Eurasia, Australia and Africa

Natalya G. Andreyenkova, Igor V. Karyakin, Ivan J. Starikov, Hedwig Sauer‐Gürth, Ivan Literák, ... - (2021) Journal of Avian Biology

The black kite Milvus migrans, one of the most common raptor species, shows great flexibility as regards food resources and breeding sites. While black kite subspecies are found all over Eurasia, Africa and Australia, it has been poorly studied outside of Europe, with virtually nothing known about t…

Improving predictions of invasive fish ranges combining functional and ecological traits with environmental suitability under climate change scenarios…

Alexandre Schickele, Paolo Guidetti, Sylvaine Giakoumi, Argyro Zenetos, Patrice Francour, (2021) Global Change Biology

Biological invasions represent one of the main threats to marine biodiversity. From a conservation perspective, especially in the context of increasing sea warming, it is critical to examine the suitability potential of geographical areas for the arrival of Range Expanding Introduced and Native Spec…

Most Mexican hummingbirds lose under climate and land-use change: Long-term conservation implications

David A. Prieto-Torres, Laura E. Nuñez Rosas, Daniela Remolina Figueroa, María del Coro Arizmendi, (2021) Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

Hummingbirds are one of the most threatened bird groups in the world. However, the extent to which global climate change (GCC) and habitat loss compromise their conservation status remains unclear. Herein, we proposed to: (1) assess how predicted GCC impacts the distribution of non-migrant hummingbi…

Role of the Chicamocha River Canyon on the phylogeography of humid montane forest birds in Colombia

Enrique Arbeláez‐Cortés, Natalia Trujillo‐Arias, (2021) Journal of Avian Biology

Neotropical humid montane forest (HMF) is divided by landform discontinuities which could limit gene flow among populations. The northern Andes is a complex montane system and an excellent region to compare the role of discontinuities dividing HMFs on the phylogeography of bird species. We study phy…