ECR feature: Susanna R. Bryceson on the distribution of grasses in Australia

Susanna Bryceson has recently completed her PhD at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She is an ecologist primarily researching the migration of C4 grasses to Australia and their effect on the resident flora and fauna with which they had not co-evolved. Here, Susanna shares her experience and exciting findings. Susanna Bryceson at savanna fire research siteContinue reading “ECR feature: Susanna R. Bryceson on the distribution of grasses in Australia”

ECR feature: Nahla Lucchini

Nahla Lucchini is a PhD candidate at the Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO) in Portugal. She is an evolutionary ecologist with a special focus on the biogeographical dynamics of reptiles. Here, Nahla shares her recent work on climatic adaptation and diversification in European vipers. Nahla sampling vipers in Morocco Personal links.Continue reading “ECR feature: Nahla Lucchini”

ECR feature: Ricardo Gaytán Legaria on phylogeography of Mexican oaks

Ricardo Gaytán-Legaria is a PhD candidate at the UNAM – National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is broadly interested in the biogeography and evolution of different Mexican taxa, with emphasis in oaks species and other plants. Here, Ricardo shares his recent work on the phylogeography and niche breadh of Mexican oaks. Ricardo Gaytán-Legaria during fieldContinue reading “ECR feature: Ricardo Gaytán Legaria on phylogeography of Mexican oaks”

ECR feature: Aritra Biswas

Aritra Biswas is a PhD student at the Indian Institute of Science. He is a evolutionary biologist with special focus on the processes that generate and maintain biological diversity. Here, Aritra shares his recent work on the biogeographical history of tarantulas. Aritra Biswas in the field looking for tarantulas in the forests of the WesternContinue reading “ECR feature: Aritra Biswas”

The fine line between complexity and inaccuracy

Trait-dependent diversification models can be enticing in that a simple setup can give fascinating results. However, without thoughtful model design, conclusions drawn from the models may be wrong. Model design is a balancing act between increasing model complexity to accurately portray a complex reality without increasing it so much that results are inaccurate. While weContinue reading “The fine line between complexity and inaccuracy”

Oceanic islands of the Southwest Pacific: Tracing the history of marine fish endemism

The subtropical oceanic islands of Lord Howe and Norfolk (Australia), as well as Rangitāhua (Kermadec Islands, New Zealand) host marine fish species found nowhere else. But where do these endemics come from? How did they originate? We explored the history of marine ray-finned fish endemism in the region using biogeographic probabilistic models that integrate time-calibratedContinue reading “Oceanic islands of the Southwest Pacific: Tracing the history of marine fish endemism”

#PorUnMejorModeloDePublicación @jbiogeography: I

Como resultado de la #HuelgaLaboral de los #EditoresAsociados en @jbiogeography, Wiley, la entidad editorial de la revista, se apresuró a emitir una réplica ampliamente displicente que desembocó en la dimisión de la Editora Jefa Ceridwen Fraser. Hemos invitado a Wiley a revisar su respuesta, sin que esto haya ocurrido finalmente. Como consecuencia, el cuerpo editorialContinue reading “#PorUnMejorModeloDePublicación @jbiogeography: I”

#EditoresAsociados continúan la #HuelgaLaboral @jbiogeography

Las respuestas de Wiley durante el mes pasado han vuelto a desechar las constantes preocupaciones del cuerpo editorial. Su respuesta más reciente a los editores sigue textualmente a continuación, la cual interpretamos. Comentario de la Vicepresidenta del Grupo, Entidad Editorial, Wiley: Estaba de vacaciones, de ahí la respuesta tardía.  Interpretación / respuesta: No comentamos lasContinue reading “#EditoresAsociados continúan la #HuelgaLaboral @jbiogeography”

#EditoresAsociados #HuelgaLaboral @jbiogeography

Una gran mayoría (~85%) de los Editores Asociados que componen Journal of Biogeography (JBI) han secundado el paro laboral iniciado el 29 de junio de 2023, con motivo de un conflicto sin resolver con la entidad editorial de la revista, Wiley. Sus reivindicaciones radican en la inequidad del sistema de publicación Open Access, en metasContinue reading “#EditoresAsociados #HuelgaLaboral @jbiogeography”

11th Hour talks fail, #AssociateEditors #Resigned, @jbiogeography

Deputy editors-in-chief at the Journal of Biogeography (JBI) set up an 11th hour meeting with Wiley trying to resolve the two-month ongoing dispute about affordability, equity, and editorial independence. Initial reports are that the talks failed. The pending mass resignation of the remaining associate editors takes effect. This blog and related twitter accounts have beenContinue reading “11th Hour talks fail, #AssociateEditors #Resigned, @jbiogeography”