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Edited By: Miguel Araújo. Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jens-Christian Svenning

Impact Factor: 5.355

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 4/49 (Biodiversity Conservation); 13/150 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1600-0587

Associated Title(s): Journal of Avian Biology, Nordic Journal of Botany, Oikos

Virtual Issues

Ecography - ESA Virtual Issue

ESA Virtual Issue

Distribution of invasive and native riparian woody plants across the western USA in relation to climate, river flow, floodplain geometry and patterns of introduction
Ryan R. McShane, Daniel A. Auerbach, Jonathan M. Friedman, Gregor T. Auble, Patrick B. Shafroth, Michael F. Merigliano, Michael L. Scott and N. LeRoy Poff

A rewilding agenda for Europe: creating a network of experimental reserves
Paul Jepson

How well is current plant trait composition predicted by modern and historical forest spatial configuration?
Adam Kimberley, G. Alan Blackburn, J. Duncan Whyatt and Simon M. Smart

Climate-associated tundra thaw pond formation and range expansion of boreal zooplankton predators
Derek J. Taylor, Matthew J. Ballinger, Andrew S. Medeiros and Alexey A. Kotov

The inability of tropical cloud forest species to invade grasslands above treeline during climate change: potential explanations and consequences
Evan M. Rehm and Kenneth J. Feeley

Greater consumption of protein-poor anthropogenic food by urban relative to rural coyotes increases diet breadth and potential for human–wildlife conflict
M. Murray, A. Cembrowski, A. D. M. Latham, V. M. Lukasik, S. Pruss and C. C. St Clair

Non-native species modify the isotopic structure of freshwater fish communities across the globe
A. Sagouis, J. Cucherousset, S. Villéger, F. Santoul and S. Boulêtreau

Local human impacts decouple natural biophysical relationships on Pacific coral reefs
Gareth J. Williams, Jamison M. Gove, Yoan Eynaud, Brian J. Zgliczynski and Stuart A. Sandin

Species pools in cultural landscapes – niche construction, ecological opportunity and niche shifts
Ove Eriksson

Grassland connectivity by motor vehicles and grazing livestock
Alistair G. Auffret and Sara A. O. Cousins

Animal Movement - tracking and modelling

Animal Movement - tracking and modelling

Tracking of animal movements is a fundamental part of biological research. Rapid technological advances allow more and more details to be revealed, but do also increase the needs for models dealing with the vast amount of data. In this Virtual issue we highlight some of the many papers focusing on tracking and modelling of animal movements published in the Nordic Society Oikos journals. The issue is especially compiled for the CAnMove [] symposium ‘Bridging the gap between modelling and tracking data’ held in Lund in February 2016.

Ecography, Oikos and Journal of Avian Biology all have a strong tradition of publishing papers on all aspects of animal movements and we hope that you will find this thematic virtual issue especially interesting. All the papers are freely available for everyone to enjoy.

Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of activity budgets in sympatric grey and harbour seals
Deborah J. F. Russell, Brett T. McClintock, Jason Matthiopoulos, Paul M. Thompson, Dave Thompson, Phil S. Hammond, Esther L. Jones, Monique L. MacKenzie, Simon Moss and Bernie J. McConnell

Causes and characteristics of reverse bird migration: an analysis based on radar, radio tracking and ringing at Falsterbo, Sweden
Cecilia Nilsson and Sissel Sjöberg

Quantifying non-breeding season occupancy patterns and the timing and drivers of autumn migration for a migratory songbird using Doppler radar
Andrew J. Laughlin, Daniel R. Sheldon, David W. Winkler and Caz M. Taylor

The migration of the great snipe Gallinago media: intriguing variations on a grand theme
Åke Lindström, Thomas Alerstam, Peter Bahlenberg, Robert Ekblom, James W. Fox, Johan Råghall and Raymond H. G. Klaassen

Home ranges in moving habitats: polar bears and sea ice
Marie Auger-Méthè, Mark A. Lewis and Andrew E. Derocher

Landscapes of Coexistence for terrestrial carnivores: the ecological consequences of being downgraded from ultimate to penultimate predator by humans
Alayne Oriol-Cotterill, Marion Valeix, Laurence G. Frank, Corinna Riginos and David W. Macdonald

Unveiling trade-offs in resource selection of migratory caribou using a mechanistic movement model of availability
Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, Jonathan R. Potts, James A. Schaefer, Mark A. Lewis, E. Hance Ellington, Nathaniel D. Rayl, Shane P. Mahoney and Dennis L. Murray

Facilitative interactions among the pelagic community of temperate migratory terns, tunas and dolphins
Holly F. Goyert, Lisa L. Manne and Richard R. Veit

Individual seabirds show consistent foraging strategies in response to predictable fisheries discards
Samantha C. Patrick, Stuart Bearhop, Thomas W. Bodey, W. James Grecian, Keith C. Hamer, Janette Lee and Stephen C. Votier

Roe deer at risk: teasing apart habitat selection and landscape constraints in risk exposure at multiple scales
Sophie Padié, Nicolas Morellet, A. J. Mark Hewison, Jean-Louis Martin, Nadège Bonot, Bruno Cargnelutti and Simon Chamaillé-Jammes

Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking
Ben Raymond, Mary-Anne Lea, Toby Patterson, Virginia Andrews-Goff, Ruth Sharples, Jean Benoît Charrassin, Manuelle Cottin, Louise Emmerson, Nick Gales, Rosemary Gales, Simon D. Goldsworthy, Rob Harcourt, Akiko Kato, Roger Kirkwood, Kieran Lawton, Yan Ropert-Coudert, Colin Southwell, John van der Hoff, Barbara Wienecke, Eric J. Woehler, Simon Wotherspoon and Mark A. Hindell

Light-level geolocators reveal migratory connectivity in European populations of pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca
J. Ouwehand, M. P. Ahola, A. N. M. A. Ausems, E. S. Bridge, M. Burgess, S. Hahn, C. M. Hewson, R. H. G. Klaassen, T. Laaksonen, H. M. Lampe, W. Velmala and C. Both

The patterns and causes of elevational diversity gradients

The patterns and causes of elevational diversity gradients

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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.

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Nathan J. Sanders and Carsten Rahbek

Elevational gradients, area and tropical island diversity: an example from the palms of New Guinea
Steven Bachman, William J. Baker, Neil Brummitt, John Dransfield, Justin Moat

Grasshopper populations across 2000 m of altitude: is there life history adaptation?
Daniel Berner, Christian Körner, Wolf U. Blanckenhorn

Unique elevational diversity patterns of geometrid moths in an Andean montane rainforest
Gunnar Brehm, Dirk Süssenbach, Konrad Fiedler

Change within and among forest communities: the influence of historic disturbance, environmental gradients, and community attributes
Windy A. Bunn, Michael A. Jenkins, Claire B. Brown, Nathan J. Sanders

Impact of warming and timing of snow melt on soil microarthropod assemblages associated with Dryas-dominated plant communities on Svalbard
Rebecca Dollery, Ian D. Hodkinson, Ingibjörg S. Jónsdóttir

From forest to pasture: an evaluation of the influence of environment and biogeography on the structure of beetle (Scarabaeinae) assemblages along three altitudinal gradients in the Neotropical region
Federico Escobar, Gonzalo Halffter, Lucrecia Arellano

Elevational patterns of frog species richness and endemic richness in the Hengduan Mountains, China: geometric constraints, area and climate effects
Cuizhang Fu, Xia Hua, Jun Li, Zheng Chang, Zhichao Pu, Jiakuan Chen

Latitudinal and elevational variation in fruiting phenology among western-European bird-dispersed plants
Marcelino Fuentes

Demographic processes of upward range contraction in a long-lived Mediterranean high mountain plant
Luis Giménez-Benavides, María José Albert, José María Iriondo, Adrián Escudero

Species-richness patterns of vascular plants along seven altitudinal transects in Norway
John Arvid Grytnes

The elevational gradient in Andean bird species richness at the local scale: a foothill peak and a high-elevation plateau
Sebastian K. Herzog, Michael Kessler, Kerstin Bach

Area, altitude and aquatic plant diversity
J. Iwan Jones, Wei Li, Stephen C. Maberly

Assemblage structure and quantitative habitat relations of small mammals along an ecological gradient in the Colorado Desert of southern California
Douglas A. Kelt

The impact of sterile populations on the perception of elevational richness patterns in ferns
Michael Kessler, Sandra Hofmann, Thorsten Krömer, Daniele Cicuzza, Jürgen Kluge

Can we predict butterfly diversity along an elevation gradient from space?
Oded Levanoni, Noam Levin, Guy Pe'er, Anne Turbé, Salit Kark

Elevational gradients in phylogenetic structure of ant communities reveal the interplay of biotic and abiotic constraints on diversity
Antonin Machac, Milan Janda, Robert R. Dunn, Nathan J. Sanders

Interannual changes in folivory and bird insectivory along a natural productivity gradient in northern Patagonian forests
C. Noemi Mazía, Thomas Kitzberger, Enrique J. Chaneton

The altitudinal gradient of vascular plant richness in Aurland, western Norway
Arvid Odland, H. J. B. Birks

Evaluating alternative data sets for ecological niche models of birds in the Andes
Juan L. Parra, Catherine C. Graham, Juan F. Freile

The elevational gradient of species richness - a uniform pattern
Carsten Rahbek

Altitude and woody cover control recruitment of Helleborus foetidus in a Mediterranean mountain area
José M. Ramírez, Pedro J. Rey, Julio M. Alcántara, Alfonso M. Sánchez-Lafuente

Community structure of crustacean zooplankton in subarctic ponds - effects of altitude and physical heterogeneity
Milla Rautio

The region effect on mesoscale plant species richness between eastern Asia and eastern North America
Robert E. Ricklefs, Hong Qian, Peter S. White

An indirect area effect on elevational species richness patterns
Tom S. Romdal, John-Arvid Grytnes

Environmental and geometric drivers of small mammal diversity along elevational gradients in Utah
Rebecca J. Rowe

Why do mountains support so many species of birds?
Adriana Ruggiero, Bradford A. Hawkins

Environmental correlates of mammal species richness in South America: effects of spatial structure, taxonomy and geographic range
Adriana Ruggiero, Thomas Kitzberger

Elevational gradients in ant species richness: area, geometry, and Rapoport's rule
Nathan J. Sanders

Relative importance of climate vs local factors in shaping the regional patterns of forest plant richness across northeast China
Xiangping Wang, Jingyun Fang, Nathan J. Sanders, Peter S. White, Zhiyao Tang