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The Journal of Biogeography publishes research at the intersection of biology and geography that is scientifically important and of broad general interest. We seek papers describing patterns and revealing mechanisms that shape biodiversity, through time, throughout the planet, from the deep past into the future, and from local to global scales.

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A new take on environmental filtering and habitat matching

Patterns and drivers of environmental filtering and habitat matching are context dependent on a macroecological scale. Above: Panther Creek, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia. Understanding how communities are assembled is the ‘what we do’ of community ecology: we want to know which species are present and why. With this guiding our work, we wanted to understandContinue reading “A new take on environmental filtering and habitat matching”

ECR feature: Carlos Cano-Barbacil

Carlos is a PhD student at the University of Girona in Spain. He is an environmental engineer with special focus on freshwater ecology. Here, Carlos shares his recent work on the ecology and distribution of Iberian fishes. Carlos Cano-Barbacil in the canyon formed by the Riaza River (Segovia, Spain) Personal links. Personal website | TwitterContinue reading “ECR feature: Carlos Cano-Barbacil”

JBI Global Colloquium: Rethinking dispersal-related traits

Dispersal is a key process to study ecological and evolutionary aspects of biodiversity, such as species richness, geographical distribution, adaptation, and speciation. Researchers often rely on functional traits as proxies for the dispersal process, but the mechanistic link between trait and dispersal is not often clear. Furthermore, these traits vary among and within taxa andContinue reading “JBI Global Colloquium: Rethinking dispersal-related traits”

Wandering Vultures: Understanding behaviour and space-use for conservation

Vultures travel over large distances; identifying where they are most at risk is imperative to effective conservation work. Vultures are most at risk from illegal poisoning when they are foraging and feeding. Using telemetry data from tagged vultures, we identified these risky behaviours from GPS data and the spaces vultures choose to do them toContinue reading “Wandering Vultures: Understanding behaviour and space-use for conservation”

How seals made Nautilus a ‘Living Fossil’

Increasing predation pressure by pinnipeds through the late Cenozoic drove Nautilus into its present-day refuge in the deep tropical Indo-West Pacific Ocean Above: Reconstruction of the fossil Nautilus taiwanus inhabiting deeper waters of the tropical Indo-West Pacific Ocean about 20 million years ago. Illustration by Cheng-Han Sun. Predator-prey interactions are important drivers of evolution. ForContinue reading How seals made Nautilus a ‘Living Fossil’

ECR Feature: Yuting Vicky Lin on reef fish and climate change

Yuting Vicky Lin is a PhD student at the Institute of Oceanopgraphy at National Taiwan University. Her interests lie in the biodiversity and conservation of benthic reef communities. Vicky shares her recent work on forecasting the distribution of coral reef fish under a changing climate (left) Vicky, diving in Tawai. Photo credit: Guan Yen ChenContinue reading “ECR Feature: Yuting Vicky Lin on reef fish and climate change”

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“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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