Diversity and Distributions
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Special 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
David M. Richardson and Anthony Ricciardi
Read the Faculty of 1000 review here
Species Distribution Models in Conservation Biogeography: Developments and Challenges
This Virtual Issue of Diversity and Distributions has been compiled to highlight key papers published in the Journal on the topic of species distribution modeling (SDM), sometimes called environmental or bioclimatic niche modelling. Diversity and Distributions has been publishing a growing number of papers that use SDM to address problems in conservation biogeography ranging from forecasting risk of future biological invasions, pathogen spread and climate change impacts, to spatial conservation planning and historical biogeography. Read more
Diversity and Distributions in the News
The Diversity and Distributions paper, 'Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of native European ladybirds' has received media coverage including BBC Science, Daily Mail Online, and the Science for Environment Policy's European Commission DG Environment News Alert.
Read an evaluation of 'Human-mediated introductions of Australian acacias – a global experiment in biogeography' on the Faculty of 1000 website.
Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton
David M. Richardson (Editor)
This book brings together the insights of more than 50 authors to examine the origins, foundations, current dimensions and potential trajectories of invasion ecology. It revisits key tenets of the foundations of invasion ecology, including contributions of pioneering naturalists of the 19th century, including Charles Darwin and British ecologist Charles Elton, whose 1958 monograph on invasive species is widely acknowledged as having focussed scientific attention on biological invasions.
Richard J. Ladle, Robert J. Whittaker
The newly emerged sub-discipline of conservation biogeography uses the conceptual tools and methods of biogeography to address real world conservation problems and to provide predictions about the fate of key species and ecosystems over the next century. This book provides the first comprehensive review of the field in a series of closely interlinked chapters addressing the central issues within this exciting and important subject.