Journal of Biogeography

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Edited By: Robert J. Whittaker

Impact Factor: 4.969

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 2/46 (Geography Physical); 18/141 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2699

Associated Title(s): Diversity and Distributions, Global Ecology and Biogeography

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The Ecological Niche as a Window to Biodiversity

The papers in this special issue arose from two workshops entitled held on 26–30 July 2010 and 24–27 January 2011 in Arnoldshain near Frankfurt, Germany. The workshops combined recent advances in our empirical and theoretical understanding of the niche with advances in statistical modelling, with the aim of developing a more mechanistic theory of the niche. The papers outline the areas of research that we feel need to be developed if we are to make improvements to species distribution models, especially through the addition of more biological processes. They further discuss how to implement these models, through collecting more accurate and relevant data and the use of modern statistical approaches to fit the models to this data.

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Phylogeography of Neotropical Trees

The Neotropics harbour some of the most species-rich forests in the world, and understanding their biogeographical history has major implications for debates about the origins of tropical diversity, for the success of conservation efforts, and for predicting responses to climate change. This special issue is built around phylogeographical analyses of a number of Neotropical tree lineages and and provides a framework for relating evolutionary divergence to drivers such as ecological, climatic and geological change.

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Island Biology Virtual Issue

Prompted by the occasion of the Island Biology 2014 conference held at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa campus from 7 to 11 July 2014, we have selected a set of fourteen papers published in Journal of Biogeography and Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society between 2008 and 2014 to highlight topics currently gaining significant attention from our readership.

The papers featured in this virtual issue illustrate the breadth and vitality of recent advances in island biogeography. The subject matter spans ecological networks within islands, macroecological patterns of species richness, biogeographical and evolutionary structure across archipelagos, and long-term reconstructions of island environments and how their dynamics interplay with their evolutionary biogeography. The selection also includes articles representing some of the most actively and productively researched archipelagos in the world, namely, Hawaii, Galapagos, Macaronesia, Wallacea and the West Indies. We hope you will enjoy browsing through these papers.

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All submissions to the Journal of Biogeography must be made online, using our manuscript submission website. The online manuscript submission and review process has led to faster submission-to-first-decision times and greater simplicity for authors and reviewers.

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