• Dispersal syndromes are poorly associated with climatic niche differences in the Azorean seed plants 

      Leo, María; Steinbauer, Manuel; Borges, Paulo A.V.; de Azevedo, Eduardo B.; Gabriel, Rosalina; Schaefer, Hanno; Santos, Ana (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Aim Environmental niche tracking is linked to the species ability to disperse. While well investigated on large spatial scales, dispersal constraints also influence small-scale processes and may explain the difference ...
    • Diversity of European habitat types is correlated with geography more than climate and human pressure 

      Cervellini, Marco; Di Musciano, Michele; Zannini, Piero; Fattorini, Simone; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja; Agrillo, Emiliano; Attorre, Fabio; Angelini, Pierangela; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Casella, Laura; Field, Richard; Fischer, Jan-Christopher; Genovesi, Piero; Hoffmann, Samuel; Irl, Severin D.H.; Nascimbene, Juri; Rocchini, Duccio; Steinbauer, Manuel; Vetaas, Ole Reidar; Chiarucci, Alessandro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Habitat richness, that is, the diversity of ecosystem types, is a complex, spatially explicit aspect of biodiversity, which is affected by bioclimatic, geographic, and anthropogenic variables. The distribution of habitat ...
    • Evolutionary winners are ecological losers among oceanic island plants 

      Fernández-Palacios, José María; Otto, Rüdiger; Borregaard, Michael K.; Kreft, Holger; Price, Jonathan; Steinbauer, Manuel; Weigelt, Patrick; Whittaker, Robert J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Aim Adaptive radiation, in which successful lineages proliferate by exploiting untapped niche space, provides a popular but potentially misleading characterization of evolution on oceanic islands. Here we analyse the ...
    • Global endemics-area relationships of vascular plants 

      Hobohm, Carsten; Janišová, Monika; Steinbauer, Manuel; Landi, Sara; Field, Richard; Vanderplank, Sula; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Vetaas, Ole Reidar; Fidelis, Alessandra; de Nascimento, Lea; Clark, Vincent Ralph; Fernández-Palacios, José María; Franklin, Scott; Guarino, Riccardo; Huang, Jihong; Krestov, Pavel V.; Ma, Keping; Onipchenko, Vladimir G.; Palmer, Michael W.; Fragomeni Simon, Marcelo; Stolz, Christian; Chiarucci, Alessandro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Endemics–Area Relationships (EARs) are fundamental in theoretical and applied biogeography for understanding distribution patterns and promoting biodiversity conservation. However, calculating EARs for vascular plant species ...
    • The human dimension of biodiversity changes on islands 

      Nogué, Sandra; Santos, Ana; Birks, Harry John Betteley; Björck, Svante; Castilla-Beltrán, Alvaro; Connor, Simon; de Boer, Erik J.; de Nascimento, Lea; Felde, Vivian Astrup; Fernández-Palacios, José María; Froyd, Cynthia; Haberle, Simon G.; Hooghiemstra, Henry; Ljung, Karl; Norder, Sietze J.; Peñuelas, Josep; Prebble, Matthew; Stevenson, Janelle; Whittaker, Robert J.; Willis, Kathy J.; Wilmshurst, Janet M.; Steinbauer, Manuel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Islands are among the last regions on Earth settled and transformed by human activities, and they provide replicated model systems for analysis of how people affect ecological functions. By analyzing 27 representative ...
    • Outdoor cycling activity affected by COVID-19 related epidemic-control-decisions 

      Schweizer, Anne-Maria; Leiderer, Anna; Mitterwallner, Veronika; Walentowitz, Anna; Mathes, Gregor H.; Steinbauer, Manuel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-06)
      Aim: The lockdown of sports infrastructure due to the COVID-19 pandemic has substantially shifted people’s physical activity towards public green spaces. With Germany’s lockdown as one of the more severe governmentally ...
    • The physical damage of climbing activity on sandstone lichen cover 

      Schweizer, Anne-Maria; Höschler, Lucas; Steinbauer, Manuel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Climbing activities affect cliff site species. With cliff sites harbouring unique species communities, the rise in popularity of outdoor climbing activities is a major threat. In this study, we assessed a previously unclimbed ...
    • Rate-of-change analysis in palaeoecology revisited: a new approach 

      Mottl, Ondrej; Grytnes, John Arvid; Seddon, Alistair William Robin; Steinbauer, Manuel; Bhatta, Kuber Prasad; Felde, Vivian Astrup; Flantua, Suzette; Birks, Harry John Betteley (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Dynamics in the rate of compositional change (rate-of-change; RoC), preserved in paleoecological sequences, are thought to reflect changes due to exogenous (climate and human forcing) or endogenous (local dynamics and ...
    • Scientific floras can be reliable sources for some trait data in a system with poor coverage in global trait databases 

      Cutts, Vanessa; Hanz, Dagmar M.; Barajas-Barbosa, Martha P.; Algar, Adam C.; Steinbauer, Manuel; Irl, Severin D.H.; Kreft, Holger; Weigelt, Patrick; Fernández-Palacios, José María; Field, Richard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Aim Trait-based approaches are increasingly important in ecology and biogeography, but progress is often hampered by the availability of high-quality quantitative trait data collected in the field. Alternative sources of ...