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The challenge of modeling niches and distributions for data‐poor species

Optimal and default Maxent models for the Malagasy rodent Eliurus majori (logistic output). Results correspond to the unfiltered dataset (top) and filtered dataset (bottom), and three ways of determining model settings: AICc (left), sequential criteria based on...

New Subject Editor: Camila Ribas

My scientific career is motivated by understanding what drives biological diversification and how biodiversity is maintained, or lost, through time. Although started from an interest in genetics and evolution, my research has been approaching practical questions related to...

Introduced megafauna are rewilding the Anthropocene

A wild donkey (Equus asinus) in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona. Photograph by Michael Lundgren.

By Erick Lundgren et al. 

The world was once home to an astounding diversity of large herbivorous mammals (>100 kg), or megafauna...

Wildfire–vegetation dynamics affect predictions of climate change impact on bird communities

Figure 1. Bird species assemblage were predicted using the spatially-explicit species assemblage modelling framework – SESAM – that applies successive filters to constrained predictions of richness and composition obtained by stacking species distribution models that...

Soil moisture matters



By Julia Kemppinen

What is soil moisture?

From an ecographical point of view, vegetation patterns are...