Latest paper: Species and Endemics in Ecography!

Estimates of species extinctions from species–area relationships strongly depend on ecological context. Miguel G. Matias, Dominique Gravel, François Guilhaumon, Philippe Desjardins-Proulx, Michel Loreau, Tamara Münkemüller, Nicolas Mouquet.  Early view in Ecography Abstract: Species–area (SAR) and endemics–area (EAR) relationships are amongst the most common methods used to forecast species loss resulting from habitat loss. One critical, albeit often ignored, […]

Species-area relationships and heterogeneity

Loss of habitat is commonly identified as a reduction in area (or patch-size) and its effects are often investigated using species-area relationships to evaluate loss of biodiversity.  In many habitats, however, area alone is not sufficient to explain the decline of populations because natural habitats are rarely homogeneous.  In fact, reductions in diversity of habitats […]