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Xue, T., Gadagkar, S. R., Albright, T. P., Yang, X., Li, J., Xia, C., … Yu, S. (2021). Prioritizing conservation of biodiversity in an alpine region: Distribution pattern and conservation status of seed plants in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Global Ecology and Conservation, 32, e01885. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01885 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01885

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) harbors abundant and diverse plant life owing to its high habitat heterogeneity. However, the distribution pattern of biodiversity hotspots and their conservation status remain unclear. Based on 148,283 high-resolution occurrence coordinates of 13,450 seed plants, w…

Prieto-Torres, D. A., Nuñez Rosas, L. E., Remolina Figueroa, D., & Arizmendi, M. del C. (2021). Most Mexican hummingbirds lose under climate and land-use change: Long-term conservation implications. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.pecon.2021.07.001 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecon.2021.07.001

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…

Ethier, J. P., Fayard, A., Soroye, P., Choi, D., Mazerolle, M. J., & Trudeau, V. L. (2021). Life history traits and reproductive ecology of North American chorus frogs of the genus Pseudacris (Hylidae). Frontiers in Zoology, 18(1). doi:10.1186/s12983-021-00425-w https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-021-00425-w

Amphibian biodiversity is declining globally, with over 40% of species being considered threatened to become extinct. Crucial to the success of conservation initiatives are a comprehensive understanding of life history and reproductive ecology of target species. Here we provide an overview of the Ps…

Raposo do Amaral, F., Thom, G., Lima‐Ribeiro, M. S., Alvarado‐Serrano, D. F., Montesanti, J. A. C., Pellegrino, K. C. M., … Maldonado‐Coelho, M. (2021). Rugged relief and climate promote isolation and divergence between two neotropical cold‐associated birds. Evolution. doi:10.1111/evo.14318 https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.14318

The role of historical factors in establishing patterns of diversity in tropical mountains is of interest to understand the buildup of megadiverse biotas. In these regions, the historical processes of range fragmentation and contraction followed by dispersal are thought to be mediated by the interpl…

Bemmels, J. B., Bramwell, A. C., Anderson, S. A. S., Luzuriaga‐Aveiga, V. E., Mikkelsen, E. K., & Weir, J. T. (2021). Geographic contact drives increased reproductive isolation in two cryptic Empidonax flycatchers. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.16105 https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16105

Geographic contact between sister lineages often occurs near the final stages of speciation, but its role in speciation's completion remains debated. Reproductive isolation may be essentially complete prior to secondary contact. Alternatively, costly interactions between partially reproductively iso…

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 …

Covarrubias, S., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, C., Rojas-Soto, O., Hernández-Guzmán, R., & González, C. (2021). Functional connectivity of an endemic tree frog in a highly threatened tropical dry forest in Mexico. Écoscience, 1–17. doi:10.1080/11956860.2021.1921935 https://doi.org/10.1080/11956860.2021.1921935

The increase in anthropogenic activities that lead to fragmentation and habitat loss, could result in a reduction of connectivity among habitat patches of terrestrial species. We used ecological niche models, circuit and graph theories to evaluate functional connectivity among home-range patches and…

Urcádiz-Cázares, F. J., Cruz-Escalona, V. H., Peterson, M. S., Aguilar-Medrano, R., Marín-Enríquez, E., González-Peláez, S. S., … Ortega-Rubio, A. (2021). Linking Habitat and Associated Abiotic Conditions to Predict Fish Hotspots Distribution Areas within La Paz Bay: Evaluating Marine Conservation Areas. Diversity, 13(5), 212. doi:10.3390/d13050212 https://doi.org/10.3390/d13050212

Hotspots are priority marine or terrestrial areas with high biodiversity where delineation is essential for conservation, but equally important is their linkage to the environmental policies of the overall region. In this study, fish diversity presences were linked to abiotic conditions and differen…

Soifer, L. G., Donovan, S. K., Brentjens, E. T., & Bratt, A. R. (2021). Piecing together cities to support bird diversity: Development and forest edge density affect bird richness in urban environments. Landscape and Urban Planning, 213, 104122. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104122 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104122

Urban areas are quickly expanding in the southeastern United States with varying effects on biodiversity. Maintaining bird richness in cities is essential for conserving ecosystem function. In this study, we determined the relative importance of landscape composition and configuration on urban avian…

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…