Biogeography

Biogeography is the study of the large-scale distribution of species. It investigates how these distributions change over time and the processes that govern distribution patterns.

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  • Research | | open

    Kong et al. use a global trait dataset of 800 plant species to examine the root economics spectrum in relation to root diameter, tissue density and root nitrogen concentration. Nonlinear trait relationships were observed, suggesting allometry-based nonlinearity in root trait relationships.

    • Deliang Kong
    • , Junjian Wang
    • , Huifang Wu
    • , Oscar J. Valverde-Barrantes
    • , Ruili Wang
    • , Hui Zeng
    • , Paul Kardol
    • , Haiyan Zhang
    •  & Yulong Feng
  • Research |

    A spatially explicit global map of tree symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi reveals that climate variables are the primary drivers of the distribution of different types of symbiosis.

    • B. S. Steidinger
    • , T. W. Crowther
    • , J. Liang
    • , M. E. Van Nuland
    • , G. D. A. Werner
    • , P. B. Reich
    • , G. Nabuurs
    • , S. de-Miguel
    • , M. Zhou
    • , N. Picard
    • , B. Herault
    • , X. Zhao
    • , C. Zhang
    • , D. Routh
    • , K. G. Peay
    • , Meinrad Abegg
    • , C. Yves Adou Yao
    • , Giorgio Alberti
    • , Angelica Almeyda Zambrano
    • , Esteban Alvarez-Davila
    • , Patricia Alvarez-Loayza
    • , Luciana F. Alves
    • , Christian Ammer
    • , Clara Antón-Fernández
    • , Alejandro Araujo-Murakami
    • , Luzmila Arroyo
    • , Valerio Avitabile
    • , Gerardo Aymard
    • , Timothy Baker
    • , Radomir Bałazy
    • , Olaf Banki
    • , Jorcely Barroso
    • , Meredith Bastian
    • , Jean-Francois Bastin
    • , Luca Birigazzi
    • , Philippe Birnbaum
    • , Robert Bitariho
    • , Pascal Boeckx
    • , Frans Bongers
    • , Olivier Bouriaud
    • , Pedro H. S. Brancalion
    • , Susanne Brandl
    • , Francis Q. Brearley
    • , Roel Brienen
    • , Eben Broadbent
    • , Helge Bruelheide
    • , Filippo Bussotti
    • , Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
    • , Ricardo Cesar
    • , Goran Cesljar
    • , Robin Chazdon
    • , Han Y. H. Chen
    • , Chelsea Chisholm
    • , Emil Cienciala
    • , Connie J. Clark
    • , David Clark
    • , Gabriel Colletta
    • , Richard Condit
    • , David Coomes
    • , Fernando Cornejo Valverde
    • , Jose J. Corral-Rivas
    • , Philip Crim
    • , Jonathan Cumming
    • , Selvadurai Dayanandan
    • , André L. de Gasper
    • , Mathieu Decuyper
    • , Géraldine Derroire
    • , Ben DeVries
    • , Ilija Djordjevic
    • , Amaral Iêda
    • , Aurélie Dourdain
    • , Nestor Laurier Engone Obiang
    • , Brian Enquist
    • , Teresa Eyre
    • , Adandé Belarmain Fandohan
    • , Tom M. Fayle
    • , Ted R. Feldpausch
    • , Leena Finér
    • , Markus Fischer
    • , Christine Fletcher
    • , Jonas Fridman
    • , Lorenzo Frizzera
    • , Javier G. P. Gamarra
    • , Damiano Gianelle
    • , Henry B. Glick
    • , David Harris
    • , Andrew Hector
    • , Andreas Hemp
    • , Geerten Hengeveld
    • , John Herbohn
    • , Martin Herold
    • , Annika Hillers
    • , Eurídice N. Honorio Coronado
    • , Markus Huber
    • , Cang Hui
    • , Hyunkook Cho
    • , Thomas Ibanez
    • , Ilbin Jung
    • , Nobuo Imai
    • , Andrzej M. Jagodzinski
    • , Bogdan Jaroszewicz
    • , Vivian Johannsen
    • , Carlos A. Joly
    • , Tommaso Jucker
    • , Viktor Karminov
    • , Kuswata Kartawinata
    • , Elizabeth Kearsley
    • , David Kenfack
    • , Deborah Kennard
    • , Sebastian Kepfer-Rojas
    • , Gunnar Keppel
    • , Mohammed Latif Khan
    • , Timothy Killeen
    • , Hyun Seok Kim
    • , Kanehiro Kitayama
    • , Michael Köhl
    • , Henn Korjus
    • , Florian Kraxner
    • , Diana Laarmann
    • , Mait Lang
    • , Simon Lewis
    • , Huicui Lu
    • , Natalia Lukina
    • , Brian Maitner
    • , Yadvinder Malhi
    • , Eric Marcon
    • , Beatriz Schwantes Marimon
    • , Ben Hur Marimon-Junior
    • , Andrew Robert Marshall
    • , Emanuel Martin
    • , Olga Martynenko
    • , Jorge A. Meave
    • , Omar Melo-Cruz
    • , Casimiro Mendoza
    • , Cory Merow
    • , Abel Monteagudo Mendoza
    • , Vanessa Moreno
    • , Sharif A. Mukul
    • , Philip Mundhenk
    • , Maria G. Nava-Miranda
    • , David Neill
    • , Victor Neldner
    • , Radovan Nevenic
    • , Michael Ngugi
    • , Pascal Niklaus
    • , Jacek Oleksyn
    • , Petr Ontikov
    • , Edgar Ortiz-Malavasi
    • , Yude Pan
    • , Alain Paquette
    • , Alexander Parada-Gutierrez
    • , Elena Parfenova
    • , Minjee Park
    • , Marc Parren
    • , Narayanaswamy Parthasarathy
    • , Pablo L. Peri
    • , Sebastian Pfautsch
    • , Oliver Phillips
    • , Maria Teresa Piedade
    • , Daniel Piotto
    • , Nigel C. A. Pitman
    • , Irina Polo
    • , Lourens Poorter
    • , Axel Dalberg Poulsen
    • , John R. Poulsen
    • , Hans Pretzsch
    • , Freddy Ramirez Arevalo
    • , Zorayda Restrepo-Correa
    • , Mirco Rodeghiero
    • , Samir Rolim
    • , Anand Roopsind
    • , Francesco Rovero
    • , Ervan Rutishauser
    • , Purabi Saikia
    • , Philippe Saner
    • , Peter Schall
    • , Mart-Jan Schelhaas
    • , Dmitry Schepaschenko
    • , Michael Scherer-Lorenzen
    • , Bernhard Schmid
    • , Jochen Schöngart
    • , Eric Searle
    • , Vladimír Seben
    • , Josep M. Serra-Diaz
    • , Christian Salas-Eljatib
    • , Douglas Sheil
    • , Anatoly Shvidenko
    • , Javier Silva-Espejo
    • , Marcos Silveira
    • , James Singh
    • , Plinio Sist
    • , Ferry Slik
    • , Bonaventure Sonké
    • , Alexandre F. Souza
    • , Krzysztof Stereńczak
    • , Jens-Christian Svenning
    • , Miroslav Svoboda
    • , Natalia Targhetta
    • , Nadja Tchebakova
    • , Hans ter Steege
    • , Raquel Thomas
    • , Elena Tikhonova
    • , Peter Umunay
    • , Vladimir Usoltsev
    • , Fernando Valladares
    • , Fons van der Plas
    • , Tran Van Do
    • , Rodolfo Vasquez Martinez
    • , Hans Verbeeck
    • , Helder Viana
    • , Simone Vieira
    • , Klaus von Gadow
    • , Hua-Feng Wang
    • , James Watson
    • , Bertil Westerlund
    • , Susan Wiser
    • , Florian Wittmann
    • , Verginia Wortel
    • , Roderick Zagt
    • , Tomasz Zawila-Niedzwiecki
    • , Zhi-Xin Zhu
    •  & Irie Casimir Zo-Bi
    Nature 569, 404-408
  • Research | | open

    Could similar ecological and biogeographic drivers explain the distributions of biological diversity and human cultural diversity? The authors explore ecological correlates of human language diversity, finding strong support for a role of high year-round productivity but less support for landscape features.

    • Xia Hua
    • , Simon J. Greenhill
    • , Marcel Cardillo
    • , Hilde Schneemann
    •  & Lindell Bromham
  • Research |

    Comparisons across terrestrial and marine ectotherms reveal that marine species experience temperatures closer to their upper thermal limits, and that local extirpations related to warming are more common in the ocean.

    • Malin L. Pinsky
    • , Anne Maria Eikeset
    • , Douglas J. McCauley
    • , Jonathan L. Payne
    •  & Jennifer M. Sunday
    Nature 569, 108-111

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