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Edited By: Miguel Araújo. Deputy Editors-in-Chief Nathan Sanders, Jens-Christian Svenning and Catherine Graham

Impact Factor: 5.124

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 3/40 (Biodiversity Conservation); 16/136 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1600-0587

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The Patterns and Causes of Elevational Diversity Gradients

Understanding how and why diversity varies systematically with elevation has been a focus of research in spatial ecology since the days of the earliest naturalists. Indeed, over the past 25 years, Ecography has served as a key outlet for many of the studies examining the underlying causes of elevational diversity gradients. This Virtual Issue highlights some of the key papers that have had (or may have) lasting impressions on the field.

IBS Paleo-symposium

The following papers will be featured in the upcoming Special Issue: 'Proceedings from the 2013 Miami IBS Meeting'

Diversity-environment relationships through time: the last 20 million years of mammalian evolution in the Northern Hemisphere
S. Fritz et al.

Conservation paleobiology and the phylogenetic comparative method
M. Lawing

The influence of climate, dispersal limitation, and biotic interactions on species associations among fossil pollen taxa across the late Quaternary
J. Blois et al.

Conservation Paleobiogeography: An overview
McGuire and Davis

Press Highlights

The Ecography paper 'Climate-mediated habitat selection in an arboreal folivore' has been featured on Science Alert

The Ecography open access paper 'Prioritizing global marine mammal habitats using density maps in place of range maps' has been featured by

Watch this Methods in Ecology and Evolution interview with Trevor Hastie, who discusses his recent Ecography paper Inference from presence-only data; the ongoing controversy - a response to Royle et al's Likelihood analysis of species occurrence probability from presence-only data for modelling species distributions.

Miguel Araújo, Deputy Editor in Chief of Ecography is announced as winner of the prestigious Ebbe Nielsen award

Kyle Van Houtan - Using historical data to assess the biogeography of population recovery The Ecography paper 'Using historical data to assess the biogeography of population recovery' was featured in a National Geographic article.

The Ecography paper 'Grassland connectivity by motor vehicles and grazing livestock' was featured in a Conservation Magazine article.

The Ecography paper 'Ant mosaics occur in SE Asian oil palm plantation but not rain forest and are influenced by the presence of nest-sites and non-native species' was featured in a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) article.

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Ecography Impact Factor

Science highlights Ecography as the first journal to participate in the Peerage of Science peer review initiative. This alternative submission path allows authors to decide deadlines and rewards reviewers for high-quality reviewing; Ecography can offer publishing directly to qualified manuscript

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The following article has been selected by the Editors as one of particular interest or high quality - read it for free online now!

Scale dependency in the functional form of the distance decay relationship
Jeffrey C. Nekola and Brian J. McGill

Software Notes

Software notes published in Ecography provide the basic rationale behind the software, its basic functions, and sample usage, output, and interpretation. A link to a persistent website where the software may be downloaded is provided in each case.

Recent Software Notes:

recluster: an unbiased clustering procedure for beta-diversity turnover
Leonardo Dapporto, Matteo Ramazzotti, Simone Fattorini, Gerard Talavera, Roger Vila and Roger L. H. Dennis

ModestR: a software tool for managing and analyzing species distribution map databases
Emilio García-Roselló, Cástor Guisande, Jacinto González-Dacosta, Juergen Heine, Patricia Pelayo-Villamil, Ana Manjarrás-Hernández, Antonio Vaamonde and Carlos Granado-Lorencio

VisTrails SAHM: visualization and workflow management for species habitat modeling
Jeffrey T. Morisette, Catherine S. Jarnevich, Tracy R. Holcombe, Colin B. Talbert, Drew Ignizio, Marian K. Talbert, Claudio Silva, David Koop, Alan Swanson, Nicholas E. Young

The MIGCLIM R package – seamless integration of dispersal constraints into projections of species distribution models
Robin Engler, Wim Hordijk, Antoine Guisan

demoniche – an R-package for simulating spatially-explicit population dynamics
Hedvig K. Nenzén, Rebecca M. Swab, David A. Keith and Miguel B. Araújo