Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Le Marchand, M., Hattab, T., Niquil, N., Albouy, C., Le Loc’h, F., & Lasram, F. (2020). Climate change in the Bay of Biscay: Changes in spatial biodiversity patterns could be driven by the arrivals of southern species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 647, 17–31. doi:10.3354/meps13401 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13401

Under climate change, future species assemblages will be driven by the movements and poleward shift of local species and the arrival of more thermophilic species from lower latitudes. To evaluate the impacts of climate change on marine communities in the Bay of Biscay, we used the hierarchical filte…

Romero‐Muñoz, A., Benítez‐López, A., Zurell, D., Baumann, M., Camino, M., Decarre, J., … Kuemmerle, T. (2020). Increasing synergistic effects of habitat destruction and hunting on mammals over three decades in the Gran Chaco. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.05053 https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.05053

Habitat destruction and overexploitation are the main threats to biodiversity and where they co‐occur, their combined impact is often larger than their individual one. Yet, detailed knowledge of the spatial footprints of these threats is lacking, including where they overlap and how they change over…

Pappalardo, P., Morales‐Castilla, I., Park, A. W., Huang, S., Schmidt, J. P., & Stephens, P. R. (2019). Comparing methods for mapping global parasite diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.13008 https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13008

Aim: Parasites are a major component of global ecosystems, yet spatial variation in parasite diversity is poorly known, largely because their occurrence data are limited and thus difficult to interpret. Using a recently compiled database of parasite occurrences, we compare different models which we …

Antonelli, A., Zizka, A., Carvalho, F. A., Scharn, R., Bacon, C. D., Silvestro, D., & Condamine, F. L. (2018). Amazonia is the primary source of Neotropical biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(23), 6034–6039. doi:10.1073/pnas.1713819115 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1713819115

The American tropics (the Neotropics) are the most species-rich realm on Earth, and for centuries, scientists have attempted to understand the origins and evolution of their biodiversity. It is now clear that different regions and taxonomic groups have responded differently to geological and climati…

Dauby, G., Stévart, T., Droissart, V., Cosiaux, A., Deblauwe, V., Simo-Droissart, M., … Couvreur, T. L. P. (2017). ConR : An R package to assist large-scale multispecies preliminary conservation assessments using distribution data. Ecology and Evolution, 7(24), 11292–11303. doi:10.1002/ece3.3704 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3704

The Red List Categories and the accompanying five criteria developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) provide an authoritative and comprehensive methodology to assess the conservation status of organisms. Red List criterion B, which principally uses distribution data, is …