Global Ecology and Biogeography

(The TQCC of Global Ecology and Biogeography is 14. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
Negative effects of urbanization on terrestrial arthropod communities: A meta‐analysis129
A conceptual map of invasion biology: Integrating hypotheses into a consensus network128
Why do several small patches hold more species than few large patches?114
Woody plant encroachment intensifies under climate change across tundra and savanna biomes91
Global root traits (GRooT) database84
Biogeography of fire regimes in western U.S. conifer forests: A trait‐based approach76
Dos and don'ts when inferring assembly rules from diversity patterns69
The edaphic control of plant diversity69
Vulnerability of global biodiversity hotspots to climate change69
Handling missing values in trait data68
Reptile responses to anthropogenic habitat modification: A global meta‐analysis66
Anthropogenic and lightning‐started fires are becoming larger and more frequent over a longer season length in the U.S.A.65
Temporal β diversity—A macroecological perspective59
The vertical distribution and control of microbial necromass carbon in forest soils58
Effects of nitrogen enrichment on tree carbon allocation: A global synthesis57
Mountain treelines climb slowly despite rapid climate warming57
The global abundance of tree palms56
Global estimates of the extent and production of macroalgal forests55
Microbial macroecology: In search of mechanisms governing microbial biogeographic patterns52
Global gaps in trait data for terrestrial vertebrates52
Tropical plants do not have narrower temperature tolerances, but are more at risk from warming because they are close to their upper thermal limits52
Grazing intensity significantly changes the C : N : P stoichiometry in grassland ecosystems52
Global patterns and drivers of alpine plant species richness49
Stoichiometric models of microbial metabolic limitation in soil systems49
A changing climate is snuffing out post‐fire recovery in montane forests48
Global gradients in intraspecific variation in vegetative and floral traits are partially associated with climate and species richness45
Broad‐scale patterns of the Afro‐Palaearctic landbird migration42
Simulating forest resilience: A review42
Carbon accumulation in agroforestry systems is affected by tree species diversity, age and regional climate: A global meta‐analysis41
sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open‐access, global dataset of vegetation plots41
Soil dissolved organic carbon in terrestrial ecosystems: Global budget, spatial distribution and controls40
A global analysis of complexity–biodiversity relationships on marine artificial structures40
The coordination between leaf and fine root litter decomposition and the difference in their controlling factors40
Linking phylogenetic niche conservatism to soil archaeal biogeography, community assembly and species coexistence40
Latitudinal biodiversity gradients at three levels: Linking species richness, population richness and genetic diversity39
Towards a systematics of ecodiversity: The EcoSyst framework39
Unifying macroecology and macroevolution to answer fundamental questions about biodiversity39
Structural diversity underpins carbon storage in Australian temperate forests38
Distinct spread of DNA and RNA viruses among mammals amid prominent role of domestic species37
A working guide to harnessing generalized dissimilarity modelling for biodiversity analysis and conservation assessment37
Decreasing control of precipitation on grassland spring phenology in temperate China37
Conservation threats from roadkill in the global road network37
Vascular epiphytes contribute disproportionately to global centres of plant diversity37
Stability in subtropical forests: The role of tree species diversity, stand structure, environmental and socio‐economic conditions36
The conservation impacts of ecological disturbance: Time‐bound estimates of population loss and recovery for fauna affected by the 2019–2020 Australian megafires36
Buffering effects of soil seed banks on plant community composition in response to land use and climate36
Global‐scale characterization of turning points in arid and semi‐arid ecosystem functioning36
Invasive species and biotic homogenization in temperate aquatic plant communities36
The global diversity and distribution of lizard clutch sizes36
Soil pH determines bacterial distribution and assembly processes in natural mountain forests of eastern China35
Climate‐driven range shifts of montane species vary with elevation35
Climate and local environment structure asynchrony and the stability of primary production in grasslands35
Global drivers of avian haemosporidian infections vary across zoogeographical regions35
Relative impacts of land‐use and climate change on grasshopper range shifts have changed over time35
Large geographic variability in the resistance of corals to thermal stress34
Snapshot isolation and isolation history challenge the analogy between mountains and islands used to understand endemism34
FISHMORPH: A global database on morphological traits of freshwater fishes33
What drives study‐dependent differences in distance–decay relationships of microbial communities?33
Global projections of the soil microbiome in the Anthropocene33
The role of northern peatlands in the global carbon cycle for the 21st century33
Biomes as evolutionary arenas: Convergence and conservatism in the trans‐continental succulent biome32
A cross‐scale assessment of productivity–diversity relationships31
Above‐ and belowground biodiversity jointly drive ecosystem stability in natural alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau31
Evaluating the potential of full‐waveform lidar for mapping pan‐tropical tree species richness31
Deforestation leakage undermines conservation value of tropical and subtropical forest protected areas31
Only habitat specialists become smaller with advancing urbanization31
Global responses of fine root biomass and traits to plant species mixtures in terrestrial ecosystems30
Species loss drives ecosystem function in experiments, but in nature the importance of species loss depends on dominance30
Biological controls over the abundances of terrestrial ammonia oxidizers30
Leaf‐out in northern ecotypes of wide‐ranging trees requires less spring warming, enhancing the risk of spring frost damage at cold range limits29
Contrasting latitudinal patterns in diversity and stability in a high‐latitude species‐rich moth community29
Wealth, water and wildlife: Landscape aridity intensifies the urban luxury effect28
Arthropods as vertebrate predators: A review of global patterns28
The Global Urban Tree Inventory: A database of the diverse tree flora that inhabits the world’s cities28
Climate change impacts on long‐term forest productivity might be driven by species turnover rather than by changes in tree growth28
Assessing the reliability of predicted plant trait distributions at the global scale28
Functional traits explain the Hutchinsonian niches of plant species28
A generalized light‐driven model of community transitions along coral reef depth gradients28
Environmental drivers of plant distributions at global and regional scales27
Macroecological patterns of forest structure and allometric scaling in mangrove forests27
Thermal diversity of North American ant communities: Cold tolerance but not heat tolerance tracks ecosystem temperature27
Alternative pathways to diversity across ecologically distinct lizard radiations27
Environmental heterogeneity predicts global species richness patterns better than area27
Elevated CO2 shifts soil microbial communities from K‐ to r‐strategists27
Legacy of the Last Glacial on the present‐day distribution of deciduous versus evergreen boreal forests26
Temperature drives local contributions to beta diversity in mountain streams: Stochastic and deterministic processes26
A global test of Allen’s rule in rodents26
Biological traits of seabirds predict extinction risk and vulnerability to anthropogenic threats26
A global meta‐analysis of the impacts of tree plantations on biodiversity26
No evidence for the ‘rate‐of‐living’ theory across the tetrapod tree of life26
Large‐scale drivers of relationships between soil microbial properties and organic carbon across Europe26
Legacy of Amazonian Dark Earth soils on forest structure and species composition25
Soil macroinvertebrate communities: A world‐wide assessment25
Post‐disturbance canopy recovery and the resilience of Europe’s forests25
What do you mean, ‘megafire’?25
Species–area relationships on small islands differ among plant growth forms25
Pitfalls of ignoring trait resolution when drawing conclusions about ecological processes25
Warmer and drier conditions have increased the potential for large and severe fire seasons across south‐eastern Australia25
Estimating probabilistic site‐specific species pools and dark diversity from co‐occurrence data25
Thresholds of fire response to moisture and fuel load differ between tropical savannas and grasslands across continents24
Deciphering the stability of grassland productivity in response to rainfall manipulation experiments24
Functional and phylogenetic diversity promote litter decomposition across terrestrial ecosystems24
Climate change reshapes the eco‐evolutionary dynamics of a Neotropical seed dispersal system24
The 2020 California fire season: A year like no other, a return to the past or a harbinger of the future?24
Methods and approaches to advance soil macroecology24
Large scale patterns of marine diatom richness: Drivers and trends in a changing ocean24
Beyond counts and averages: Relating geodiversity to dimensions of biodiversity23
Crop Origins and Phylo Food: A database and a phylogenetic tree to stimulate comparative analyses on the origins of food crops23
Effectively and accurately mapping global biodiversity patterns for different regions and taxa23
Biodiversity alleviates the decrease of grassland multifunctionality under grazing disturbance: A global meta‐analysis23
Continent‐wide gradients in open‐habitat insectivorous bird declines track spatial patterns in agricultural intensity across Europe23
Community and structural constraints on the complexity of eastern North American forests23
Pantropical variability in tree crown allometry23
Global analysis of fish growth rates shows weaker responses to temperature than metabolic predictions22
Multiple‐scale negative impacts of warming on ecosystem carbon use efficiency across the Tibetan Plateau grasslands22
Invasion of freshwater ecosystems is promoted by network connectivity to hotspots of human activity22
Distance decay 2.0 – A global synthesis of taxonomic and functional turnover in ecological communities22
Extreme fire spread events and area burned under recent and future climate in the western USA22
Global soil microbial biomass decreases with aridity and land‐use intensification22
Landscape composition and life‐history traits influence bat movement and space use: Analysis of 30 years of published telemetry data22
Evolutionary time best explains the latitudinal diversity gradient of living freshwater fish diversity22
Intraspecific and biogeographical variation in foliar fungal communities and pathogen damage of native and invasive Phragmites australis22
Microclimate‐based species distribution models in complex forested terrain indicate widespread cryptic refugia under climate change21
Forest canopy height co‐determines taxonomic and functional richness, but not functional dispersion of mammals and birds globally21
Atmospheric brightening counteracts warming‐induced delays in autumn phenology of temperate trees in Europe21
A review of the heterogeneous landscape of biodiversity databases: Opportunities and challenges for a synthesized biodiversity knowledge base21
RivFishTIME: A global database of fish time‐series to study global change ecology in riverine systems21
Windstorm‐induced canopy openings accelerate temperate forest adaptation to global warming21
Woody plant encroachment enhanced global vegetation greening and ecosystem water‐use efficiency21
Climate‐driven conifer mortality in Siberia21
Decoupled erosion of amphibians’ phylogenetic and functional diversity due to extinction21
Human‐induced globalization of insular herpetofaunas21
Drivers of native and non‐native freshwater fish richness across North America: Disentangling the roles of environmental, historical and anthropogenic factors20
Are plant community responses to wildfire contingent upon historical disturbance regimes?20
Climatic niche shifts in 815 introduced plant species affect their predicted distributions20
Disturbance frequency, intensity and forest structure modulate cyclone‐induced changes in mangrove forest canopy cover20
Megafauna biogeography explains plant functional trait variability in the tropics20
Cold‐water species deepen to escape warm water temperatures20
Assessing the effects of artificial light at night on biodiversity across latitude – Current knowledge gaps20
Biodiversity models need to represent land‐use intensity more comprehensively20
The multiple origins of sexual size dimorphism in global amphibians20
Latitudinal gradients and ecological drivers of β‐diversity vary across spatial scales in a temperate forest region20
Around the world in 500 years: Inter‐regional spread of alien species over recent centuries19
Amazon fires in the 21st century: The year of 2020 in evidence19
Plant spectral diversity as a surrogate for species, functional and phylogenetic diversity across a hyper‐diverse biogeographic region19
The macroecology and evolution of avian competence for Borrelia burgdorferi19
Contrasting environmental preferences of photosynthetic and non‐photosynthetic soil cyanobacteria across the globe19
Global geographical and latitudinal variation in butterfly species richness captured through a comprehensive country‐level occurrence database19
Using centroids of spatial units in ecological niche modelling: Effects on model performance in the context of environmental data grain size19
Global patterns in leaf stoichiometry across coastal wetlands19
Human stabilization of river flows is linked with fish invasions across the USA19
Current distributions and future climate‐driven changes in diatoms, insects and fish in U.S. streams19
Megafauna extinctions have reduced biotic connectivity worldwide19
Biogeography of soil microbial habitats across France19
Geographic structuring of Antarctic penguin populations19
Freshwater insects CONUS: A database of freshwater insect occurrences and traits for the contiguous United States18
Towards a macroscope: Leveraging technology to transform the breadth, scale and resolution of macroecological data18
Reintroducing extirpated herbivores could partially reverse the late Quaternary decline of large and grazing species18
Barriers in a sea of elasmobranchs: From fishing for populations to testing hypotheses in population genetics18
Precipitation manipulation and terrestrial carbon cycling: The roles of treatment magnitude, experimental duration and local climate18
Old growth Afrotropical forests critical for maintaining forest carbon18
Micronutrients enhance macronutrient effects in a meta‐analysis of grassland arthropod abundance18
Mountains act as museums and cradles for hemipteran insects in China: Evidence from patterns of richness and phylogenetic structure18
Salty, mild, and low plant biomass grasslands increase top‐heaviness of invertebrate trophic pyramids18
Spatial variation in climate modifies effects of functional diversity on biomass dynamics in natural forests across Canada18
Global quantitative synthesis of ecosystem functioning across climatic zones and ecosystem types17
The climatic debt is growing in the understorey of temperate forests: Stand characteristics matter17
Novel methods to correct for observer and sampling bias in presence‐only species distribution models17
Deconstructing the abundance–suitability relationship in species distribution modelling17
Current climate, but also long‐term climate changes and human impacts, determine the geographic distribution of European mammal diversity17
Post‐glacial determinants of regional species pools in alpine grasslands17
Population density estimates for terrestrial mammal species17
A global perspective on the climate‐driven growth synchrony of neighbouring trees17
Multi‐dimensional biodiversity hotspots and the future of taxonomic, ecological and phylogenetic diversity: A case study of North American rodents16
From zero to infinity: Minimum to maximum diversity of the planet by spatio‐parametric Rao’s quadratic entropy16
Long‐term drivers of vegetation turnover in Southern Hemisphere temperate ecosystems16
Local climate determines vulnerability to camouflage mismatch in snowshoe hares16
Global quantitative synthesis of effects of biotic and abiotic factors on stemflow production in woody ecosystems16
Patterns and drivers of phylogenetic structure of pteridophytes in China16
Growing faster, longer or both? Modelling plastic response of Juniperus communis growth phenology to climate change16
A trait space at an overarching scale yields more conclusive macroecological patterns of functional diversity16
Widespread recent changes in morphology of Old World birds, global warming the immediate suspect16
Broad‐scale distribution of diazotrophic communities is driven more by aridity index and temperature than by soil properties across various forests16
Spatial asynchrony matters more than alpha stability in stabilizing ecosystem productivity in a large temperate forest region16
Untangling the importance of niche breadth and niche position as drivers of tree species abundance and occupancy across biogeographic regions16
A worldwide and annotated database of evaporative water loss rates in squamate reptiles16
Climate mediates the relationship between plant biodiversity and forest structure across the United States15
Correlations between spatial sampling biases and environmental niches affect species distribution models15
Dry forest decline is driven by both declining recruitment and increasing mortality in response to warm, dry conditions15
Local community assembly processes shape β‐diversity of soil phoD‐harbouring communities in the Northern Hemisphere steppes15
The global macroecology of brood size in amphibians reveals a predisposition of low‐fecundity species to extinction15
Global biodiversity patterns of marine forests of brown macroalgae15
A global assessment of human influence on niche shifts and risk predictions of bird invasions15
Global distribution and drivers of forest biome foliar nitrogen to phosphorus ratios (N:P)15
Responses of soil bacterial community structure and function to dry–wet cycles more stable in paddy than in dryland agricultural ecosystems15
Identifying global and local drivers of change in mangrove cover and the implications for management15
TETRA‐EU 1.0: A species‐level trophic metaweb of European tetrapods15
How will snow alter exposure of organisms to cold stress under climate warming?15
Plant community dynamics and carbon sequestration in Sphagnum‐dominated peatlands in the era of global change15
Climate change drives spatial mismatch and threatens the biotic interactions of the Brazil nut15
ClimPlant: Realized climatic niches of vascular plants in European forest understoreys15
Land use and land cover changes in coastal and inland wetlands cause soil carbon and nitrogen loss15
Defining isoscapes in the Northeast Pacific as an index of ocean productivity15
The multidimensionality of soil macroecology14
CarniDIET 1.0: A database of terrestrial carnivorous mammal diets14
Darwin’s preadaptation hypothesis and the phylogenetic structure of native and alien regional plant assemblages across North America14
Roadkill patterns in Latin American birds and mammals14
Predictability of species diversity by family diversity across global terrestrial animal taxa14
Ectothermy and the macroecology of home range scaling in snakes14
Not a melting pot: Plant species aggregate in their non‐native range14
Drivers of large‐scale geographical variation in sexual systems of woody plants14
Global soil microbiomes: A new frontline of biome‐ecology research14
Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities14
Mycorrhizal associations of tree species influence soil nitrogen dynamics via effects on soil acid–base chemistry14
Environmental filters of freshwater fish community assembly along elevation and latitudinal gradients14