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McManamay, R. A., Vernon, C. R., & Jager, H. I. (2021). Global Biodiversity Implications of Alternative Electrification Strategies Under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways. Biological Conservation, 109234. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109234 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109234

Addressing climate mitigation while meeting global electrification goals will require major transitions from fossil-fuel dependence to large-scale renewable energy deployment. However, renewables require significant land assets per unit energy and could come at high cost to ecosystems, creating pote…

Sobral-Souza, T., Stropp, J., Santos, J. P., Prasniewski, V. M., Szinwelski, N., Vilela, B., … Hortal, J. (2021). Knowledge gaps hamper understanding the relationship between fragmentation and biodiversity loss: the case of Atlantic Forest fruit-feeding butterflies. PeerJ, 9, e11673. doi:10.7717/peerj.11673 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11673

Background A key challenge for conservation biology in the Neotropics is to understand how deforestation affects biodiversity at various levels of landscape fragmentation. Addressing this challenge requires expanding the coverage of known biodiversity data, which remain to date restricted to a few w…

Thanou, E., Kypraios-Skrekas, V., Kornilios, P., & Giokas, S. (2021). Ecomorphological divergence and lack of gene flow in two sympatric Balkan slow worms (Squamata: Anguidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. doi:10.1093/biolinnean/blab074 https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blab074

The slow-worm lizards of the genus Anguis show significant morphological, behavioural and ecological uniformity owing to their limbless, elongated bodies and semifossorial lifestyle. This makes the delimitation of species challenging. Five monophyletic, deeply divergent and mostly parapatric mitocho…

Nekrasova, O., Marushchak, O., Pupins, M., Skute, A., Tytar, V., & Čeirāns, A. (2021). Distribution and Potential Limiting Factors of the European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis) in Eastern Europe. Diversity, 13(7), 280. doi:10.3390/d13070280 https://doi.org/10.3390/d13070280

In order to use an integrated approach for studying the influence of risk factors on the distribution of the native turtle species E. orbicularis and accompanying invasive species (T. scripta and N. procyonoides) in the northeast of their range, we used GIS modelling and a database (GAEZ, human foot…

Miller, E. F., Green, R. E., Balmford, A., Maisano Delser, P., Beyer, R., Somveille, M., … Manica, A. (2021). Bayesian Skyline Plots disagree with range size changes based on Species Distribution Models for Holarctic birds. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.16032 https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16032

During the Quaternary, large climate oscillations impacted the distribution and demography of species globally. Two approaches have played a major role in reconstructing changes through time: Bayesian Skyline Plots (BSPs), which reconstruct population fluctuations based on genetic data, and Species …

Hughes, A. C., Orr, M. C., Ma, K., Costello, M. J., Waller, J., Provoost, P., … Qiao, H. (2021). Sampling biases shape our view of the natural world. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.05926 https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.05926

Spatial patterns of biodiversity are inextricably linked to their collection methods, yet no synthesis of bias patterns or their consequences exists. As such, views of organismal distribution and the ecosystems they make up may be incorrect, undermining countless ecological and evolutionary studies.…

Chi Chan, M. Y., Sosa-Nishizaki, O., & Pérez-Jiménez, J. C. (2021). Potential distribution of critically endangered hammerhead sharks and overlap with the small-scale fishing fleet in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 46, 101900. doi:10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101900 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101900

Understanding the degree to which fishing operations overlap with the distribution of exploited populations is essential for population assessments and in the formulation of management measures. Here we used ecological niche models to estimate hammerhead sharks’ potential distribution that allowed t…

De Gabriel Hernando, M., Fernández‐Gil, J., Roa, I., Juan, J., Ortega, F., de la Calzada, F., & Revilla, E. (2021). Warming threatens habitat suitability and breeding occupancy of rear‐edge alpine bird specialists. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.05593 https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.05593

Alpine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to climate change. For widely distributed alpine specialists, rear-edge populations are disproportionately important; it is expected that climate change will reduce their occupancy ranges due to the loss of suitable habitats and connectivity among them. …

Nielsen, E. S., Henriques, R., Beger, M., & Heyden, S. (2021). Distinct interspecific and intraspecific vulnerability of coastal species to global change. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15651 https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15651

Characterising and predicting species responses to anthropogenic global change is one of the key challenges in contemporary ecology and conservation. The sensitivity of marine species to climate change is increasingly being described with forecasted species distributions, yet these rarely account fo…

Williamson, J. L., & Witt, C. C. (2021). Elevational niche-shift migration: Why the degree of elevational change matters for the ecology, evolution, and physiology of migratory birds. Ornithology, 138(2). doi:10.1093/ornithology/ukaa087 https://doi.org/10.1093/ornithology/ukaa087

Elevational migration can be defined as roundtrip seasonal movement that involves upward and downward shifts in elevation. These shifts incur physiological challenges that are proportional to the degree of elevational change. Larger shifts in elevation correspond to larger shifts in partial pressure…