Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Nielsen, E. S., Henriques, R., Beger, M., & Heyden, S. (2021). Distinct interspecific and intraspecific vulnerability of coastal species to global change. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15651 https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15651

Characterising and predicting species responses to anthropogenic global change is one of the key challenges in contemporary ecology and conservation. The sensitivity of marine species to climate change is increasingly being described with forecasted species distributions, yet these rarely account fo…

Schickele, A., Goberville, E., Leroy, B., Beaugrand, G., Hattab, T., Francour, P., & Raybaud, V. (2020). European small pelagic fish distribution under global change scenarios. Fish and Fisheries. doi:10.1111/faf.12515 https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12515

The spectre of increasing impacts on exploited fish stocks in consequence of warmer climate conditions has become a major concern over the last decades. It is now imperative to improve the way we project the effects of future climate warming on fisheries. While estimating future climate‐induced chan…

Oegelund Nielsen, R., da Silva, R., Juergens, J., Staerk, J., Lindholm Sørensen, L., Jackson, J., … Conde, D. A. (2020). Standardized data to support conservation prioritization for sharks and batoids (Elasmobranchii). Data in Brief, 33, 106337. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2020.106337 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.106337

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Li, X., Li, B., Wang, G., Zhan, X., & Holyoak, M. (2020). Deeply digging the interaction effect in multiple linear regressions using a fractional-power interaction term. MethodsX, 7, 101067. doi:10.1016/j.mex.2020.101067 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2020.101067

In multiple regression Y ~ β0 + β1X1 + β2X2 + β3X1 X2 + ɛ., the interaction term is quantified as the product of X1 and X2. We developed fractional-power interaction regression (FPIR), using βX1M X2N as the interaction term. The rationale of FPIR is that the slopes of Y-X1 regression along the X2 gr…

Sharifian, S., Kamrani, E., & Saeedi, H. (2020). Global biodiversity and biogeography of mangrove crabs: Temperature, the key driver of latitudinal gradients of species richness. Journal of Thermal Biology, 92, 102692. doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102692 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102692

Mangroves are ideal habitat for a variety of marine species especially brachyuran crabs as the dominant macrofauna. However, the global distribution, endemicity, and latitudinal gradients of species richness in mangrove crabs remains poorly understood. Here, we assessed whether species richness of m…

Salvadeo, C., Auliz-Ortiz, D. M., Petatán-Ramírez, D., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Ivanova-Bonchera, A., & Juárez-León, E. (2020). Potential poleward distribution shift of dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) along the southern California Current System. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 103(8), 973–984. doi:10.1007/s10641-020-00999-0 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-020-00999-0

The dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758) is an epipelagic top-predator that is globally distributed in tropical and subtropical waters. In the Eastern Tropical and Subtropical Pacific, this fish represents a target species for commercial and recreational fisheries. Climate change is affe…

Moltó, V., Hernández, P., Sinopoli, M., Besbes-Benseddik, A., Besbes, R., Mariani, A., … Catalán, I. A. (2020). A Global Review on the Biology of the Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) and Its Fishery in the Mediterranean Sea: Advances in the Last Two Decades. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 28(3), 376–420. doi:10.1080/23308249.2020.1757618 https://doi.org/10.1080/23308249.2020.1757618

The common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is an epipelagic thermophilic species with a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical regions that is characterized by its migratory behavior and fast growth rates. This species is targeted by artisanal small-scale and recreational fisheries in …

Bom, R. A., van de Water, M., Camphuysen, K. C. J., van der Veer, H. W., & van Leeuwen, A. (2020). The historical ecology and demise of the iconic Angelshark Squatina squatina in the southern North Sea. Marine Biology, 167(7). doi:10.1007/s00227-020-03702-0 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-03702-0

There is a growing call to restore the natural richness of the North Sea, but it is often unclear what this natural richness actually was. Here we review the demise and the historical ecology of an iconic species, the critically endangered Angelshark Squatina squatina in the southern North Sea, usin…

Rotenberry, J. T., & Balasubramaniam, P. (2020). Connecting species’ geographical distributions to environmental variables: range maps versus observed points of occurrence. Ecography. doi:10.1111/ecog.04871 https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04871

Connecting the geographical occurrence of a species with underlying environmental variables is fundamental for many analyses of life history evolution and for modeling species distributions for both basic and practical ends. However, raw distributional information comes principally in two forms: poi…

Prieto-Torres, D. A., Lira-Noriega, A., & Navarro-Sigüenza, A. G. (2020). Climate change promotes species loss and uneven modification of richness patterns in the avifauna associated to Neotropical seasonally dry forests. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.pecon.2020.01.002 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecon.2020.01.002

We assessed the effects of global climate change as a driver of spatio-temporal biodiversity patterns in bird assemblages associated to Neotropical seasonally dry forests (NSDF). For this, we estimated the geographic distribution of 719 bird species under current and future climate (2050 and 2070) p…