ECR Feature: Ruan van Mazijk on floral species-area relationships and environmental heterogeneity

Ruan van Mazijk is a Masters student at the University of Cape Town. He is broadly interested in the ecology and evolution of plants. Ruan shares his recent work on how environmental heterogeneity influences species-area relationships in floral species from the Greater Cape Floristic Region and the Southwest Australia Floristic Region. Ruan watching the sunsetContinue reading “ECR Feature: Ruan van Mazijk on floral species-area relationships and environmental heterogeneity”

ECr Feature: Leo Ohyama on species-area diversity relationships in ants

Leo Ohyama is currently working toward his PhD at the University of Florida. He is an ecologist broadly interested in processes that shape the distribution of biodiversity. Leo shares his recent work on how species divesity scales across space in ant species across the globe. Leo digging for ants in the flatwoods of Florida, USAContinue reading “ECr Feature: Leo Ohyama on species-area diversity relationships in ants”

ECR feature: Lucas Neves Perillo on megadiversity on ancient tropical mountains

Lucas Neves Perillo is a postdoc at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil. He is a biologist interested in conservation and science communication. Here, Lucas shares his recent work on disentangling the effects of latitudinal and elevational gradients on bee, wasp, and ant diversity in an ancient neotropical mountain range. Lucas Neves PerilloContinue reading “ECR feature: Lucas Neves Perillo on megadiversity on ancient tropical mountains”

ECR feature: Ryan Briscoe Runquist on predicting invasion risk

Ryan Briscoe Runquist is a postdoc at the University of Minnesota in the USA. She is an evolutionary ecologist interested in invasive species and their potential impacts in a changing world. Here, Ryan shares her recent work on predicting invasive species range expansion using Joint Species Distribution Model. R. Briscoe Runquist in front of aContinue reading “ECR feature: Ryan Briscoe Runquist on predicting invasion risk”

ECR feature: Brooks Kohli on the role of abiotic filters and competition assembling small mammals communities

Brooks Kohli is a postdoc at Ohio State University in the USA. He is an ecologist interested in understanding small mammal diversity and distribution. Here, Brooks shares his recent work on small mammal trait-base tests to reveal the importance of abiotic filters. Brooks Kohli, from the summit of Bald Mountain (in Great Basin National Park,Continue reading “ECR feature: Brooks Kohli on the role of abiotic filters and competition assembling small mammals communities”

Biogeography Letters & re-using decisions and reviews

A new article type — Letters — and a new policy — adopting and permitting re-use of decisions and reviews — aim to simplify publication pathways and reduce author, editor, and reviewer burden. Three important changes at Journal of Biogeography, in a nutshell:– New short-form “Letters” for high impact & time-sensitive research– Option to includeContinue reading “Biogeography Letters & re-using decisions and reviews”

Invitation for applications: 2021 JBI Editorial Academy

The Journal of Biogeography is delighted to invite more Early Career Researchers to become members of the journal’s Editorial Academy. The Editorial Academy is aimed to help early career biogeographers who are interested to learn more about the publishing process to gain experience with the guidance and support of an experienced mentor. In 2021 weContinue reading “Invitation for applications: 2021 JBI Editorial Academy”

Persistence at the margins of tree life

Species niche differences shape our high-elevation forest communities. Above: Mountain pine beetle and white pine blister rust have heavily impacted this whitebark pine forest in the Mt. Rose Wilderness Area outside of Reno, Nevada, USA. In recent decades, increasing temperatures and prolonged drought have been linked to widespread tree mortality across the western United States.Continue reading “Persistence at the margins of tree life”

How do the geographical distributions of species drive patterns of biodiversity?

The rate of species formation is conditional on the relatedness of co-occurring species, with packing and competition apparently driving maximum diversity in single areas. Above: The high diversity of species in the tropics, as seen here in Costa Rica, mean that many more species are found within smaller geographic areas I have always been fascinatedContinue reading “How do the geographical distributions of species drive patterns of biodiversity?”

Women in Biogeography

A compilation of top-cited papers from the past decade in the Journal of Biogeography Above: Images of the locations and taxa studied by the authors of papers featured in this virtual issue. The Journal of Biogeography (JBI) is publishing a virtual issue this week that highlights some of the many influential contributions of women toContinue reading “Women in Biogeography”