Diversity and Distributions

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Edited By: David M. Richardson

Impact Factor: 3.667

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 7/43 (Biodiversity Conservation); 32/144 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1472-4642

Associated Title(s): Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Biogeography

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Special Issue: Risks, Decisions, and Biological ConservationSpecial Issue: Risks, Decisions, and Biological Conservation

The articles in the special issue address species distribution modelling, population viability analysis, threatened species, biosecurity, uncertainty, cost–benefit analysis and foresight. Collectively, they paint a picture of risk assessment supporting rational decisions and effective policy. Scientists will improve policy if, as the articles exemplify, they develop a sound understanding of the context of decisions and shape their tools accordingly. Click here to learn more

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Misleading criticisms of invasion science: a field guide

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The NEOBIOTA 2014 conference on biological invasions will be held in Antalya, Turkey. It is the 8th NEOBIOTA conference and will showcase recent advances in the field. As every scientific discipline, invasion ecology needs concepts and hypotheses—these are the backbones of science. This Virtual Issue of Diversity and Distributions takes the occasion of the NEOBIOTA 2014 conference to highlight concepts and hypotheses about biological invasions. It specifically features: Four influential invasion hypotheses (two papers on each hypothesis are included in the Virtual Issue): the biotic resistance hypothesis, tens rule, enemy release hypothesis, and propagule pressure hypothesis; (2) an approach to synthesize invasion hypotheses (Catford et al. 2009); and (3) future possibilities to move the field forward by improving invasion hypotheses and creating networks of hypotheses. Read more

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