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Genomic basis of insularity and ecological divergence in barn owls (Tyto alba) of the Canary Islands

Tristan Cumer, Ana Paula Machado, Felipe Siverio, Sidi Imad Cherkaoui, Inês Roque, ... - (2022) Heredity

Islands, and the particular organisms that populate them, have long fascinated biologists. Due to their isolation, islands offer unique opportunities to study the effect of neutral and adaptive mechanisms in determining genomic and phenotypical divergence. In the Canary Islands, an archipelago rich …

Tinamou egg color displacement at eco-geographical and song space overlap

Q. Li, D. Chen, S. Wang, (2022) bioRxiv

The divergence of reproductive traits frequently underpins the evolution of reproductive isolation. Here we investigated the hypothesis that tinamou (Tinamidae) egg coloration functions as a mating signal and its diversification was driven by reinforcement. For many tinamou species, the male guards …

The importance of seawater tolerance and native status in mediating the distribution of inland fishes

Carlos Cano-Barbacil, Emili García-Berthou, Johannes Radinger, (2022) Journal of Biogeography

Aim Unravelling the ecological and historical factors that underlie species distributions has challenged ecologists for a long time. Thus, our objective is to understand the role of environmental variables explaining the distribution of three major eco-evolutionary groups of inland fishes (Darlingto…

Invasive risk assessment and expansion of the realized niche of the Oriental Garden Lizard Calotes versicolor species complex (Daudin, 1802)

Philipp Ginal, Wei Cheng Tan, Dennis Rödder, (2022) Frontiers of Biogeography

Correlative species distribution modelling (SDM) can be a useful tool to quantify a species’ realized niche and to predict its potential distribution for non-native ranges. The agamid lizard Calotes versicolor s.l. belongs to the most widely distributed reptile taxa worldwide. In the past, C. versic…

Population-scale habitat use by school sharks Galeorhinus galeus (Triakidae) in the Southwest Atlantic: insights from temporally explicit niche modell…

AM De Wysiecki, AJ Irigoyen, F Cortés, ND Bovcon, AC Milessi, ... - (2022) Marine Ecology Progress Series

Population-scale information on the spatial ecology of threatened mobile sharks is required to design more effective management measures. Using an exhaustive collection of presence-only records and relevant predictors, we applied temporally explicit environmental niche modelling to study habitat use…

Origin of marine invertebrate larvae on an Arctic inflow shelf

R Descôteaux, M Huserbråten, LL Jørgensen, PE Renaud, RB Ingvaldsen, ... - (2022) Marine Ecology Progress Series

Many benthic invertebrate taxa possess planktonic early life stages which drift with water currents and contribute to dispersal of the species, sometimes reaching areas beyond the current ranges of the adults. Until recently, it had been difficult to identify planktonic larvae to species level due t…

Environmental and geographical biases in plant specimen data from the Colombian Andes

Carlos A Vargas, Marius Bottin, Tiina Särkinen, James E Richardson, Lauren Raz, ... - (2022) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Abstract Specimen records are a major source of species information for biodiversity research. However, specimen records currently available may be geographically or environmentally biased. Detailed knowledge of biases is useful for understanding and accounting for errors they introduce into analyse…

The recent Asian elephant range expansion in Yunnan, China, is associated with climate change and enforced protection efforts in human-dominated lands…

Defeng Bai, Xinru Wan, Li Zhang, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, Fuwen Wei, (2022) Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Recently, the northward movement of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Yunnan, China, has attracted international attention. Climate change or human disturbances have been proposed to be the key drivers, but these hypotheses have not been rigorously tested. In this study, we quantified the relatio…

Revising the global biogeography of plant life cycles

T. Poppenwimer, I. Mayrose, N. DeMalach, (2022) bioRxiv

Plants exhibit two primary life cycles - annual and perennial - which vary in their effects on ecosystem functioning. Here, we assembled a database of 235,000 species to assess the worldwide distribution of plant life cycles. We found that annuals are half as common as previously thought (6% of all …

A social media fix to the Wallacean shortfall

Shawan Chowdhury, Upama Aich, Md. Rokonuzzaman, Shofiul Alam, Priyanka Das, ... - (2022) Research Square

Abstract Citizen science programmes are becoming increasingly sophisticated and popular among those with an interest in natural history, but remain the domain of a relatively small portion of the public and heavily biased toward certain areas. Although systematic recording of biodiversity data has b…

Reconstructing the distribution of Chacoan biota from current and past evidence: the case of the southern three-banded armadillo Tolypeutes matacus (D…

Alejandro Manuel Ferreiro, Esteban Soibelzon, Juan Diego Pinotti, Sebastián Poljak, Marina B. Chiappero, (2022) Journal of Mammalian Evolution

Climatic oscillations acted as an essential factor in molding the distribution and composition of Neotropical biota. However, their effects on the South American Chaco are still poorly known. In this work, we present an updated collection of records of one of its flagship species, Tolypeutes matacus…

Spatiotemporal Statistics for Analyzing Climatic Conditions Influencing Lymantria dispar Outbreaks

Jae-Woo Song, Jae-Min Jung, Young-Woo Nam, Hye-Min Byun, Sun-Hee Yoon, ... - (2022) Forests

The spongy moth (Lymantria dispar) is a forest pest that damages a variety of trees in North America and Eurasia. A spongy moth outbreak occurred in part of South Korea in 2020 and caused severe damage to domestic forests and human society. Since the occurrence of spongy moths is influenced by clima…

Species distribution models and climatic niche comparisons provide clues on the geographic origin of a spider invasion in the Americas

Laura Segura-Hernández, Gilbert Barrantes, Eduardo Chacón-Madrigal, Adrián García-Rodríguez, (2022) Biological Invasions

Identifying the source population of alien species is important to assess the distribution and potential effects in the invaded area. The araneid spider Cyrtophora citricola is widely distributed in Europe, Asia, and Africa; however, in the last 26 years, it has been reported in several countries ac…

The current and future distribution of the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) on Madeira Island

José Maurício Santos, César Capinha, Jorge Rocha, Carla Alexandra Sousa, (2022) PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the main vector for several diseases of global importance, such as dengue and yellow fever. This species was first identified on Madeira Island in 2005, and between 2012 and 2013 was responsible for an outbreak of dengue that affected several thousand people. However, t…

Range extension of the agile mangabey ( Cercocebus agilis ) and of the mandrill ( Mandrillus sphinx ) in eastern Gabon evidenced by camera traps

Daniel Cornélis, Adeline Fayolle, Davy Fonteyn, Rémi Malignat, Christopher Orbell, ... - (2022) African Journal of Ecology

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The impact of climate change and potential distribution of the endangered white winged wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata, 1882) in Indian eastern Himala…

Jyotish Ranjan Deka, Animekh Hazarika, Abhijit Boruah, Jyoti Prasad Das, Rubul Tanti, (2022) Journal for Nature Conservation

The White-Winged Wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata) is an endangered forest wetland bird currently on the verge of extinction due to an array of anthropogenic pressures. It has been reported that global climate change could affect the distribution of many bird species globally. Therefore, an understan…

CHECKLIST OF NEW MEXICO MAMMALS

Jason L. Malaney, Jonathan L. Dunnum, Joseph A. Cook, (2022) New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin

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Mapping the changing distribution of two important pollinating giant honeybees across 21000 years

Man-Juan Huang, Alice C. Hughes, Chun-Yang Xu, Bai-Ge Miao, Jie Gao, (2022) Global Ecology and Conservation

Pollinators play an important role in ecosystems, but global climate change threatens the diversity and geographical distribution of pollinators. Bees are some of the most important pollinators and are particularly sensitive to climate change and environmental change. Apis laboriosa and Apis dorsata…

Ecological Predictors of Zoonotic Vector Status Among Dermacentor Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae): A Trait-Based Approach

Jessica T Martin, Ilya R Fischhoff, Adrian A Castellanos, Barbara A Han, (2022) Journal of Medical Entomology

Abstract Increasing incidence of tick-borne human diseases and geographic range expansion of tick vectors elevates the importance of research on characteristics of tick species that transmit pathogens. Despite their global distribution and role as vectors of pathogens such as Rickettsia spp., ticks …

Multiple dimensions of biodiversity in paleotropical hotspots reveal comparable bat diversity

Marina Fisher-Phelps, Tigga Kingston, Ara Monadjem, Benneth C Obitte, Stephen J Rossiter, (2022) Biotropica

Bat species commonly comprise at least 50% of tropical mammalian assemblages, but Afrotropical bat faunas have been little studied leading to perceptions that they are depauperate. Here, we compare alpha taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity of insectivorous bats belonging to the narrow‐…

A spatially explicit risk assessment of salamander populations to Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in the United States

Adrian A Castellanos, Ilya R Fischhoff, Barbara A Han, Michael Moubarak, (2022) Diversity and Distributions

Aim Amphibian populations are threatened globally by anthropogenic change and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), a fungal pathogen causing chytridiomycosis disease to varying degrees of severity. A closely related new fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal), has recently left its…

Phenological research based on natural history collections: practical guidelines and a Lepidopteran case study

Michael W Belitz, Robert P Guralnick, Elise A Larsen, Daijiang Li, Vaughn Shirey, (2022) Functional Ecology

Natural history collections (NHCs) have been indispensable to understanding longer‐term trends of the timing of seasonal events. Massive‐scale digitization of specimens promises to further enable phenological research, especially the ability to move towards a deeper understanding of drivers of chang…

Ecological niche modeling of interactions in a buzz-pollinated invasive weed

Lislie Solís-Montero, Mayumi Vega-Polanco, Monserrat Vázquez-Sánchez, Mario Ernesto Suárez-Mota, (2022) Global Ecology and Conservation

Plant species that are alien and invasive represent an important threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function. These plants compete with native flora for resources and pollinator services. Although most invasive plant species do not depend on pollinators for reproduction and can reproduce uniparent…

Geographical and elevational distributions of the Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, Geoemyda spengleri (Gmelin, 1789)(Testudines: Geoemydidae)

Jeffrey E. Dawson, Daniel Gaillard, Shiping Gong, Liu Lin, Timothy E.M. McCormack, ... - (2022) Amphibian & Reptile Conservation

Knowledge of the spatial distributions of species is vital for protecting the planet’s biodiversity. Turtles are currently among the most threatened vertebrate groups, resulting in the need for studies of turtle distributions. However, the distributions of many turtle species remain poorly known, pa…