Diversity and Distributions

(The TQCC of Diversity and Distributions is 10. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Analytical guidelines to increase the value of community science data: An example using eBird data to estimate species distributions134
Assessing the reliability of species distribution projections in climate change research126
Trends in the detection of aquatic non‐indigenous species across global marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems: A 50‐year perspective124
Large carnivore expansion in Europe is associated with human population density and land cover changes83
Pyrodiversity and biodiversity: A history, synthesis, and outlook80
High fire frequency and the impact of the 2019–2020 megafires on Australian plant diversity79
Predictor complexity and feature selection affect Maxent model transferability: Evidence from global freshwater invasive species65
GAPeDNA: Assessing and mapping global species gaps in genetic databases for eDNA metabarcoding61
A blueprint for securing Brazil's marine biodiversity and supporting the achievement of global conservation goals57
Protection gaps and restoration opportunities for primary forests in Europe56
High stream flows dilute environmental DNA (eDNA) concentrations and reduce detectability56
Disentangling the relative roles of climate and land cover change in driving the long‐term population trends of European migratory birds54
Large‐scale eDNA metabarcoding survey reveals marine biogeographic break and transitions over tropical north‐western Australia53
Target‐group backgrounds prove effective at correcting sampling bias in Maxent models50
Rapid assessment of the biodiversity impacts of the 2019–2020 Australian megafires to guide urgent management intervention and recovery and lessons for other regions49
Invasion success and impacts depend on different characteristics in non‐native plants44
The elevational ascent and spread of exotic annual grass dominance in the Great Basin, USA41
Lineage‐level distribution models lead to more realistic climate change predictions for a threatened crayfish40
Faunal responses to fire in Australian tropical savannas: Insights from field experiments and their lessons for conservation management39
Can habitat suitability estimated from MaxEnt predict colonizations and extinctions?38
Arthropod abundance modulates bird community responses to urbanization37
The risks of using molecular biodiversity data for incidental detection of species of concern34
Responding to the biodiversity impacts of a megafire: A case study from south‐eastern Australia’s Black Summer34
Integrating citizen‐science and planned‐survey data improves species distribution estimates33
Local contributions to beta diversity in urban pond networks: Implications for biodiversity conservation and management32
When bigger isn’t better—Implications of large high‐severity wildfire patches for avian diversity and community composition32
Shifting aspect or elevation? The climate change response of ectotherms in a complex mountain topography32
Winners and losers over 35 years of dragonfly and damselfly distributional change in Germany32
Identifying fine‐scale habitat preferences of threatened butterflies using airborne laser scanning31
Niche shift of tephritid species after the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) invasion in La Réunion31
Climate change exposure and vulnerability of the global protected area estate from an international perspective30
Balancing transferability and complexity of species distribution models for rare species conservation29
Seeing the forest through many trees: Multi‐taxon patterns of phylogenetic diversity in the Atlantic Forest hotspot29
Economic costs of invasive bivalves in freshwater ecosystems28
Island biogeography of native and alien plant species: Contrasting drivers of diversity across the Lesser Antilles28
Vegetation structure derived from airborne laser scanning to assess species distribution and habitat suitability: The way forward28
Habitat alteration facilitates the dominance of invasive species through disrupting niche partitioning in floodplain wetlands28
Evidence that post‐fire recovery of small mammals occurs primarily via in situ survival27
Modelling species distributions and environmental suitability highlights risk of plant invasions in western United States27
Temporal variability is key to modelling the climatic niche26
DNA barcoding of Chironomidae from the Lake Skadar region: Reference library and a comparative analysis of the European fauna26
Diversity and patterns of marine non‐native species in the archipelagos of Macaronesia26
Multiple‐scale interactions structure macroinvertebrate assemblages associated with kelp understory algae25
Where are the bats? An environmental complementarity analysis in a megadiverse country25
Coasting along to a wider range: niche conservatism in the recent range expansion of the Tawny Coster, Acraea terpsicore (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)25
Patterns of niche contraction identify vital refuge areas for declining mammals25
Counting the bodies: Estimating the numbers and spatial variation of Australian reptiles, birds and mammals killed by two invasive mesopredators24
Potential distributions of invasive vertebrates in the Iberian Peninsula under projected changes in climate extreme events24
Predicting range expansion of invasive species: Pitfalls and best practices for obtaining biologically realistic projections24
Tracking a killer shrimp: Dikerogammarus villosus invasion dynamics across Europe24
Assessing the usefulness of citizen science data for habitat suitability modelling: Opportunistic reporting versus sampling based on a systematic protocol24
Global change on the roof of the world: Vulnerability of Himalayan otter species to land use and climate alterations23
Evolving thermal thresholds explain the distribution of temperature sex reversal in an Australian dragon lizard23
Bumblebee diversity and pollination networks along the elevation gradient of Mount Olympus, Greece23
Cascading impacts of earthquakes and extreme heatwaves have destroyed populations of an iconic marine foundation species22
Geographical patterns in phylogenetic diversity of Chinese woody plants and its application for conservation planning22
Screening marker sensitivity: Optimizing eDNA‐based rare species detection22
On opportunities and threats to conserve the phylogenetic diversity of Neotropical palms22
Implementation of species distribution models in Google Earth Engine22
Rapid shifts in Arctic tundra species' distributions and inter‐specific range overlap under future climate change22
Effects of land‐use change on avian taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity in a tropical montane rainforest22
Vertebrate responses to human land use are influenced by their proximity to climatic tolerance limits22
Assessing the conservation priority of freshwater lake sites based on taxonomic, functional and environmental uniqueness21
Can long‐lived species keep pace with climate change? Evidence of local persistence potential in a widespread conifer21
IUCNN – Deep learning approaches to approximate species' extinction risk21
Predicting range shifts of African apes under global change scenarios21
A hotspot of groundwater amphipod diversity on a crossroad of evolutionary radiations21
Climate change impact on cultivated and wild cacao in Peru and the search of climate change‐tolerant genotypes21
Conservation status assessment of banana crop wild relatives using species distribution modelling21
Modelling the impact of climate change on Tanzanian forests21
Integrated species distribution models: A comparison of approaches under different data quality scenarios20
Assessing mammal species richness and occupancy in a Northeast Asian temperate forest shared by cattle20
Trait‐based projections of climate change effects on global biome distributions20
Using species distribution models and decision tools to direct surveys and identify potential translocation sites for a critically endangered species20
Alpine plants are on the move: Quantifying distribution shifts of Australian alpine plants through time20
Homogeneous selection shapes free‐living and particle‐associated bacterial communities in subtropical coastal waters20
Challenges and opportunities of species distribution modelling of terrestrial arthropod predators19
Predictive models of distribution and abundance of a threatened mountain species show that impacts of climate change overrule those of land use change19
Wildlife conservation strategies should incorporate both taxon identity and geographical context ‐ further evidence with bumblebees19
Climate change impacts on living marine resources in the Eastern Tropical Pacific19
eDNA metabarcoding in lakes to quantify influences of landscape features and human activity on aquatic invasive species prevalence and fish community diversity19
A matter of time: Recovery of plant species diversity in wild plant communities at declining nitrogen deposition19
Environmental drivers of movement in a threatened seabird: insights from a mechanistic model and implications for conservation19
A genus at risk: Predicted current and future distribution of all three Lagopus species reveal sensitivity to climate change and efficacy of protected areas18
Environmental and socioeconomic correlates of extinction risk in endemic species18
Modelling the distribution and intraguild associations of an understudied mesocarnivore across the contiguous United States18
Spatial patterns of genus‐level phylogenetic endemism in the tree flora of Mediterranean Europe18
Modelling the biodiversity enhancement value of seagrass beds18
The influence of spatial and temporal scale on the relative importance of biotic vs. abiotic factors for species distributions18
Modelling presence versus abundance for invasive species risk assessment18
Land‐use intensification increases richness of native and exotic herbaceous plants, but not endemics, in Malagasy vanilla landscapes18
Network analysis of sea turtle movements and connectivity: A tool for conservation prioritization18
Forecasting habitat and connectivity for pronghorn across the Great Basin ecoregion17
Citizen science and habitat modelling facilitates conservation planning for crabeater seals in the Weddell Sea17
A data‐driven geospatial workflow to map species distributions for conservation assessments17
Mollusc aquaculture homogenizes intertidal soft‐sediment communities along the 18,400 km long coastline of China17
Environmental DNA metabarcoding as a tool for biodiversity assessment and monitoring: reconstructing established fish communities of north‐temperate lakes and rivers17
Using modelled prey to predict the distribution of a highly mobile marine mammal17
Non‐native palms (Arecaceae) as generators of novel ecosystems: A global assessment17
The first comprehensive DNA barcode reference library of Chinese Tanytarsus (Diptera: Chironomidae) for environmental DNA metabarcoding17
Invasion disharmony in the global biogeography of native and non‐native beetle species17
Model‐based integration of citizen science data from disparate sources increases the precision of bird population trends17
No place to hide: Rare plant detection through remote sensing17
Insights for protection of high species richness areas for the conservation of Mesoamerican endemic birds17
Partitioning beta diversity to untangle mechanisms underlying the assembly of bird communities in Mediterranean olive groves17
Predicting range shifts of pikas (Mammalia, Ochotonidae) in China under scenarios incorporating land use change, climate change and dispersal limitations16
Delineating biogeographic regions in Indian Ocean deep‐sea vents and implications for conservation16
Patterns of genetic variation in European plant species depend on altitude16
Better together? Assessing different remote sensing products for predicting habitat suitability of wetland birds16
Anthropogenic habitat loss accelerates the range expansion of a global invader16
Diversity and conservation of traditional African vegetables: Priorities for action16
Habitat suitability of neotenic net‐winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) in China using combined ecological models, with implications for biological conservation16
Revealing the drivers of taxonomic and functional diversity of nearshore fish assemblages: Implications for conservation priorities16
Winners and losers in a changing climate: how will protected areas conserve red list species under climate change?15
Consequences of migratory coupling of predators and prey when mediated by human actions15
Ecological interactions mediate projected loss of kelp biomass under climate change15
Spatial areas of genotype probability: Predicting the spatial distribution of adaptive genetic variants under future climatic conditions15
WEGE: A new metric for ranking locations for biodiversity conservation15
Identifying important connectivity areas for the wide‐ranging Asian elephant across conservation landscapes of Northeast India15
Intermediate fire severity diversity promotes richness of forest carnivores in California15
When does agriculture enter into conflict with wildlife? A global assessment of parrot–agriculture conflicts and their conservation effects15
Multiple satellite tracking datasets inform green turtle conservation at a regional scale15
Quality issues in georeferencing: From physical collections to digital data repositories for ecological research15
Specific niche requirements underpin multidecadal range edge stability, but may introduce barriers for climate change adaptation15
Global patterns of extinction risk and conservation needs for Rodentia and Eulipotyphla15
Widespread habitat for Europe's largest herbivores, but poor connectivity limits recolonization15
Topography, more than land cover, explains genetic diversity in a Neotropical savanna tree frog15
Gaps in DNA sequence libraries for Macaronesian marine macroinvertebrates imply decades till completion and robust monitoring14
Static species distribution models in the marine realm: The case of baleen whales in the Southern Ocean14
Predicting current and future global distribution of invasive Ligustrum lucidum W.T. Aiton: Assessing emerging risks to biodiversity hotspots14
Climate drives anuran breeding phenology in a continental perspective as revealed by citizen‐collected data14
Drought, fire and grazing precursors to large‐scale pine forest decline14
Bridgehead effects distort global flows of alien species14
Spatial overlap of wildfire and biodiversity in California highlights gap in non‐conifer fire research and management14
Patterns of invasive plant abundance in disturbed versus undisturbed forests within three land types over 16 years13
The impacts of extreme climate change on mammals differ among functional groups at regional scale: The case of Iranian terrestrial mammals13
Northward shift of a biogeographical barrier on China’s coast13
The role of artificial light at night and road density in predicting the seasonal occurrence of nocturnally migrating birds13
Seasonal variation in community composition and distributional ranges of birds along a subtropical elevation gradient in China13
Implications of macroinvertebrate taxonomic resolution for freshwater assessments using functional traits: The Paute River Basin (Ecuador) case13
Are invasive species a phylogenetically clustered subset of naturalized species in regional floras? A case study for flowering plants in China13
Identifying hotspots and priority areas for xenarthran research and conservation13
Intra‐Alpine Islands: Population genomic inference reveals high degree of isolation between freshwater spring habitats13
Protected areas have remarkable spillover effects on forest conservation on the Qinghai‐Tibet Plateau13
Abiotic and biotic drivers of functional diversity and functional composition of bird and bat assemblages along a tropical elevation gradient13
Life history strategies differentiate established from failed non‐native freshwater fish in peninsular Florida13
Global impacts of projected climate changes on the extent and aboveground biomass of mangrove forests13
Predicting plant species distributions using climate‐based model ensembles with corresponding measures of congruence and uncertainty13
Species and spatial variation in the effects of sea ice on Arctic seabird populations13
Broad‐scale patterns of geographic avoidance between species emerge in the absence of fine‐scale mechanisms of coexistence13
Latitudinal cline in the foraging dichotomy of loggerhead sea turtles reveals the importance of East China Sea for priority conservation12
National assessments of species vulnerability to climate change strongly depend on selected data sources12
Habitat model forecasts suggest potential redistribution of marine predators in the southern Indian Ocean12
Population decline at distribution margins: Assessing extinction risk in the last glacial relictual but still functional metapopulation of a European butterfly12
Extrinsically reinforced hybrid speciation within Holarctic ermine (Mustela spp.) produces an insular endemic12
Spatial distribution of benthic algae in the South China Sea: Responses to gradually changing environmental factors and ecological impacts on coral communities12
Genetic analyses reveal complex introduction histories for the invasive tree Acacia dealbata Link around the world12
How functionally diverse are fish in the deep? A comparison of fish communities in deep and shallow‐water systems12
Introduced alien, range extension or just visiting? Combining citizen science observations and expert knowledge to classify range dynamics of marine fishes12
Decomposing trends in bird populations: Climate, life histories and habitat affect different aspects of population change12
Hull fouling marine invasive species pose a very low, but plausible, risk of introduction to East Antarctica in climate change scenarios12
Branching networks can have opposing influences on genetic variation in riverine metapopulations12
Predicting the nationwide outmigration timing of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts along 12 degrees of latitude in Norway12
Recent advances in environmental DNA‐based biodiversity assessment and conservation12
Spatiotemporal patterns of emergence phenology reveal complex species‐specific responses to temperature in aquatic insects12
A step towards SDMs: A “couple‐and‐weigh” framework based on accessible data for biodiversity conservation and landscape planning12
Current and future plant invasions in protected areas: Does clonality matter?12
Diminishing potential for tropical reefs to function as coral diversity strongholds under climate change conditions12
Phylogenetic diversity metrics from molecular phylogenies: modelling expected degree of error under realistic rate variation12
Understanding the local drivers of beta‐diversity patterns under climate change: The case of seaweed communities in Galicia, North West of the Iberian Peninsula11
Glacial connectivity and current population fragmentation in sky islands explain the contemporary distribution of genomic variation in two narrow‐endemic montane grasshoppers from a biodiversity hotsp11
Environmental DNA of preservative ethanol performed better than water samples in detecting macroinvertebrate diversity using metabarcoding11
Sea freshening may drive the ecological impacts of emerging and existing invasive non‐native species11
Fire, drought and flooding rains: The effect of climatic extremes on bird species’ responses to time since fire11
Rapid niche shifts as drivers for the spread of a non‐indigenous species under novel environmental conditions11
Re‐surveys reveal biotic homogenization of Orthoptera assemblages as a consequence of environmental change11
Anthropogenic pressures coincide with Neotropical biodiversity hotspots in a flagship butterfly group11
Climate change aggravates bog species extinctions in the Black Forest (Germany)11
Impact of introduction pathways on the spread and geographical distribution of alien species: Implications for preventive management in mediterranean ecosystems11
Migration‐based simulations for Canadian trees show limited tracking of suitable climate under climate change11
Modelled distributions and conservation priorities of wild sorghums (Sorghum Moench)11
Relationships between the distribution of wildlife and livestock diversity11
Megafires attract avian scavenging but carcasses still persist11
Distribution of cetacean species at a large scale ‐ Connecting continents with the Macaronesian archipelagos in the eastern North Atlantic11
Anthropogenic and environmental drivers shape diversity of naturalized plants across the Pacific11
The demographic and ecological factors shaping diversification among rareAstragalusspecies11
Habitat use as indicator of adaptive capacity to climate change11
Potential alien ranges of European plants will shrink in the future, but less so for already naturalized than for not yet naturalized species11
Design considerations for rapid biodiversity reconnaissance surveys and long‐term monitoring to assess the impact of wildfire10
Finding what you don’t know: Testing SDM methods for poorly known species10
Predicting impacts of global climatic change on genetic and phylogeographical diversity of a Neotropical treefrog10
Ecological uniqueness of species assemblages and their determinants in forest communities10
Comparative phylogeography in a marine biodiversity hotspot provides novel insights into evolutionary processes across the Atlantic‐Indian Ocean transition10
Species distribution, hybridization and connectivity in the genus Chionodraco: Unveiling unknown icefish diversity in antarctica10
Marine mammal hotspots across the circumpolar Arctic10
Habitat amount and ambient temperature dictate patterns of anuran diversity along a subtropical elevational gradient10
Planning complementary conservation of crop wild relative diversity in southern Africa10
Occurrence–habitat mismatching and niche truncation when modelling distributions affected by anthropogenic range contractions10
A biogeographical approach to characterizing the climatic, physical and geomorphic niche of the most widely distributed mangrove species, Avicennia marina10
Mapping habitat protection priority over a marine ecoregion under information gaps10
Inferring trends in pollinator distributions across the Neotropics from publicly available data remains challenging despite mobilization efforts10
Global habitat loss of a highly migratory predator, the blue marlin (Makaira nigricans)10
Predicting potential distributions of large carnivores in Kenya: An occupancy study to guide conservation10
Dispersal ability, trophic position and body size mediate species turnover processes: Insights from a multi‐taxa and multi‐scale approach10
Spatio‐temporal turnover and drivers of bentho‐demersal community and food web structure in a high‐latitude marine ecosystem10
Mapping the ghost: Estimating probabilistic snow leopard distribution across Mongolia10
Biogeographical evaluation and conservation assessment of arboreal leafhoppers in the Mexican Transition Zone biodiversity hotspot10
Energy and physiological tolerance explain multi‐trophic soil diversity in temperate mountains10
Rangewide habitat suitability analysis for the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) to identify recovery areas in its historical distribution10