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Do bats follow the ‘island rule’?

The search for a yardstick to gauge geographic variation in a taxonomic context yielded answers to broader biogeographical questions Above: Geographic variants in the Allen’s common moustached (Pteronotus fuscus). Left, cranium and mandible of a specimen from Paraguaná Peninsula (CVULA 8197). Center, cranium and mandible of a specimen from Venezuela south of the Orinoco River…

A glimpse into the past: complementary evidence for deciphering the history of an emblematic tree species

Long-term demographic processes of species leave behind traces in various forms, such as spatial genetic structure in extant populations and fossil remains in the ground. Combining these complementary sources of evidence from a dense sampling across the entire natural range of Swiss stone pine helped us to unravel the glacial history of this timberline species.…

ECR feature: Sandra Hernández Arenas

Sandra H. Arenas is a PhD student at Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain. She is a marine biologist with a special focus on seaweeds ecophysiology and distribution. Here, Sandra shares her recent work on adaptation of seaweeds to climate change. The marine biologist Sandra Hernández Arenas Personal links. ResearchGate | University Homepage Institute. Rey Juan…

ECR feature: Victoria Glynn

Victoria Glynn is a PhD candidate at McGill University, Canada. She is an ecologist & science educator with a special focus on coral adaptation to environmental stressors. Here, Victoria shares her recent work on the factors structuring coral-algal symbioses. The PhD candidate Victoria Glynn Personal links. Personal Site | Instagram Institute. McGill University, Montréal, Canada…

Why species are common or rare depends on spatial scale

A species that is locally common can be globally rare and vice versa. But why? Turns out that tolerance of climatic conditions drives plant species commonness towards global spatial scales, while at finer local scales, competitive ability is relatively more decisive. Accounting for this scale dependence in species occupancy is important when anticipating the effects…

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Biogeography is …

“The branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals. Also: the characteristics of an area or organism in this respect.”

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