What we're reading: Q1 2018


Having already posted the featured peer-reviewed data uses for April—and before we get to May’s list—let’s get caught up for the year with a list of research highlights from January, February and March 2018.

January 2018

  • Costa WF, Ribeiro M, Saraiva AM, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL & Giannini TC (2018) Bat diversity in Carajás National Forest (Eastern Amazon) and potential impacts on ecosystem services under climate change. Biological Conservation 218: 200-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.12.034
    Author country: Brazil
  • Grímsson F, Grimm GW, Potts AJ, Zetter R & Renner SS (2017) A Winteraceae pollen tetrad from the early Paleocene of western Greenland, and the fossil record of Winteraceae in Laurasia and Gondwana. Journal of Biogeography 45(3): 567-581. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13154
    Author countries: Austria, France, South Africa, Germany
  • Pelletier TA & Carstens BC (2018) Geographical range size and latitude predict population genetic structure in a global survey. Biology Letters 14: 20170566. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0566
    Author country: United States
  • Pinilla-Buitrago GE, Escalante T, Gutiérrez-Velázquez A, Reyes-Castillo P & Rojas-Soto OR (2018) Areas of endemism persist through time: A palaeoclimatic analysis in the Mexican Transition Zone. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13172
    Author country: Mexico
  • Rubio Teso ML, Torres Lamas E, Parra-Quijano M, de la Rosa L, Fajardo J & Iriondo JM (2018) National inventory and prioritization of crop wild relatives in Spain. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-018-0610-0
    Author countries: Spain, Colombia
  • Serra-Diaz JM, Enquist BJ, Maitner B, Merow C & Svenning JC (2018) Big data of tree species distributions: how big and how good? Forest Ecosystems 4: 30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-017-0120-0
    Author countries: Denmark, United States.
  • Šímová I, Violle C, Svenning JC et al. (2018) Spatial patterns and climate relationships of major plant traits in the New World differ between woody and herbaceous species. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13171
    Author countries: Czechia, France, Denmark, Germany, United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Chile, Austria.
  • Toledo RM, Santos RF, Baeten L, Perring MP & Verheyen K (2018) Soil properties and neighboring forest cover affect aboveground biomass and functional composition during tropical forest restoration. Applied Vegetation Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12363
    Author countries: Brazil, Belgium, Australia
  • Watcharamongkol T, Christin PA & Osborne CP (2018) C4 photosynthesis evolved in warm climates but promoted migration to cooler ones. Ecology Letters 21(3): 376-383. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12905
    Author country: United Kingdom
  • Yonow T, Kriticos, DJ, Kirichenko N & Ota N (2018) Considering biology when inferring range-limiting stress mechanisms for agricultural pests: a case study of the beet armyworm. Journal of Pest Science 91(2): 523-538. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-017-0938-9
    Author countries: United States, Australia, Russian Federation Agriculture

February 2018

  • Hayes MA & Piaggio AJ (2018) Assessing the potential impacts of a changing climate on the distribution of a rabies virus vector. PLoS ONE https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192887
    Author country: United States
  • Mori E, Zozzoli R & Menchetti M (2018) Global distribution and status of introduced Siberian chipmunks Eutamias sibiricus. Mammal Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/mam.12117
    Author country: Italy
  • Ribeiro, Bruno R.;Sales, Lilian P.;Loyola, Rafael (2018) Strategies for mammal conservation under climate change in the Amazon. Biodiversity and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-018-1518-x
    Author country: Brazil
  • Rolland J, Silvestro D, Schluter D, Guisan A, Broennimann O & Salamin N (2018) The impact of endothermy on the climatic niche evolution and the distribution of vertebrate diversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0451-9
    Author countries: Switzerland, Canada, Sweden
  • Taverna A, Lagger C, Maggioni T, Reyna P, Lovrich G & Tatián M (2018) Ascidian distribution provides new insights to help define the biogeographic provinces in the South American Region. Polar Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2272-y
    Author country: Argentina
  • Vetaas OR, Grytnes JA, Bhatta KP & Hawkins BA (2018) An intercontinental comparison of niche conservatism along a temperature gradient. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13185
    Author countries: Norway, United States
  • Vlam M, de Groot GA, Boom A et al. (2018) Developing forensic tools for an African timber: Regional origin is revealed by genetic characteristics, but not by isotopic signature. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.01.031
    Author countries: Netherlands, Cameroon
  • Wells K, Gibson DI, Clark NJ, Ribas A, Morand S & McCallum HI (2018) Global spread of helminth parasites at the human-domestic animal-wildlife interface. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14064
    Author countries: Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand
  • von Wettberg, Eric J.B.;Chang, Peter L.;Başdemir, Fatma et al. (2018) Ecology and genomics of an important crop wild relative as a prelude to agricultural innovation. Nature Communications. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-02867-z
    Author countries: United States, Turkey, Ethiopia, Russian Federation, Pakistan, Canada, India, Australia

March 2018

  • Alvez-Valles CM, Balslev H, Garcia-Villacorta R, Carvalho FA & Menini Neto, L (2018) Palm species richness, latitudinal gradients, sampling effort, and deforestation in the Amazon region. Acta Botanica Brasilica. https://doi.org/10.1590/0102-33062017abb0400
    Author countries: Brazil, Denmark, Peru
  • Bemmels JB, Wright SJ, Garwood NC, Queenborough SA, Valencia R & Dick CW (2018) Filter-dispersal assembly of lowland Neotropical rainforests across the Andes. Ecography. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03473
    Author countries: United States, Panama, Ecuador
  • Botella C, Joly A, Bonnet P, Monestiez P & Munoz F (2018) Species distribution modeling based on the automated identification of citizen observations. Applications in Plant Sciences 6(2): e1029. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.1029
    Author country: France
  • Englert Duursma D, Gallagher RV, Price JJ & Griffith SC (2018) Variation in avian egg shape and nest structure is explained by climatic conditions. Scientific Reports 8: 4141. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22436-0
    Author countries: Australia, United States
  • Faurby S & Araújo MB (2018) Anthropogenic range contractions bias species climate change forecasts. Nature Climate Change 8: 252–256. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0089-x
    Author countries: Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Denmark
  • van ‘t Klooster CIEA, Haabo V, Ruysschaert S, Vossen T & van Andel TR (2018) Herbal bathing: an analysis of variation in plant use among Saramaccan and Aucan Maroons in Suriname. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14: 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0216-9
    Author countries: Netherlands, Suriname
  • Mageski MM, Varela S & Roper JJ (2018) Consequences of dispersal limitation and habitat fragmentation for the Brazilian heart‐tongued frogs (Phyllodytes spp.). Austral Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/aec.12591
    Author countries: Brazil, Germany
  • Rattis L, Dobrovolski R, Talebi M & Loyola R (2018) Geographic range-scale assessment of species conservation status: A framework linking species and landscape features. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecon.2018.01.001
    Author countries: Brazil, United States
  • Reichgelt T, West CK & Greenwood DR (2018) The relation between global palm distribution and climate. Scientific Reports 4721. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-23147-2
    Author countries: United States, Canada
  • Schirpke U, Meisch C & Tappeiner U (2018) Symbolic species as a cultural ecosystem service in the European Alps: insights and open issues. Landscape Ecology 33(5): 711–730. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0628-x
    Author countries: Austria, Italy
  • Shabani F, Shafapour Tehrany M, Solhjouy-fard S & Kumar L (2018) A comparative modeling study on non-climatic and climatic risk assessment on Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus). PeerJ 6: e4474. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4474
    Author countries: Australia
  • Stevenson PR, Aldana AM, Cárdenas S & Negret PJ (2018)Flooding and soil composition determine beta diversity of lowland forests in Northern South America. Biotropica. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12541
    Author countries: Colombia, Australia Biogeography
  • Tedersoo L, Laanisto L, Rahimlou S, Toussaint A, Hallikma T & Pärtel M (2018) Global database of plants with root-symbiotic nitrogen fixation: NodDB. Journal of Vegetation Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12627
    Author country: Estonia
  • Walsh MG & Webb C (2018) Hydrological features and the ecological niches of mammalian hosts delineate elevated risk for Ross River virus epidemics in anthropogenic landscapes in Australia. Parasites & Vectors 11: 192. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-2776-x
    Author country: Australia
  • Younis S, Weiland C, Hoehndorf R et al. (2018) Taxon and trait recognition from digitized herbarium specimens using deep convolutional neural networks. Botany Letters. https://doi.org/10.1080/23818107.2018.1446357
    Author countries: Germany, Saudi Arabia
  • van Zonneveld M, Larranaga N, Blonder B, Coradin L, Hormaza JI & Hunter D (2018) Human diets drive range expansion of megafauna-dispersed fruit species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(13): 3326-3331. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1718045115
    Author countries: Costa Rica, Taiwan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Australia