Global Ecology and Biogeography

(The TQCC of Global Ecology and Biogeography is 15. 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 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Vulnerability of global biodiversity hotspots to climate change100
Global root traits (GRooT) database95
Global estimates of the extent and production of macroalgal forests89
The vertical distribution and control of microbial necromass carbon in forest soils87
Handling missing values in trait data86
The edaphic control of plant diversity82
Stoichiometric models of microbial metabolic limitation in soil systems73
Mountain treelines climb slowly despite rapid climate warming70
Global gaps in trait data for terrestrial vertebrates68
Tropical plants do not have narrower temperature tolerances, but are more at risk from warming because they are close to their upper thermal limits67
Global patterns and drivers of alpine plant species richness61
Soil dissolved organic carbon in terrestrial ecosystems: Global budget, spatial distribution and controls60
The global abundance of tree palms60
Microbial macroecology: In search of mechanisms governing microbial biogeographic patterns59
The coordination between leaf and fine root litter decomposition and the difference in their controlling factors59
A working guide to harnessing generalized dissimilarity modelling for biodiversity analysis and conservation assessment57
Simulating forest resilience: A review57
A global analysis of complexity–biodiversity relationships on marine artificial structures57
A changing climate is snuffing out post‐fire recovery in montane forests56
Carbon accumulation in agroforestry systems is affected by tree species diversity, age and regional climate: A global meta‐analysis56
Soil pH determines bacterial distribution and assembly processes in natural mountain forests of eastern China56
Linking phylogenetic niche conservatism to soil archaeal biogeography, community assembly and species coexistence53
sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open‐access, global dataset of vegetation plots52
The conservation impacts of ecological disturbance: Time‐bound estimates of population loss and recovery for fauna affected by the 2019–2020 Australian megafires51
The global diversity and distribution of lizard clutch sizes49
Conservation threats from roadkill in the global road network49
FISHMORPH: A global database on morphological traits of freshwater fishes48
What do you mean, ‘megafire’?47
Decreasing control of precipitation on grassland spring phenology in temperate China47
Distance decay 2.0 – A global synthesis of taxonomic and functional turnover in ecological communities47
Climate‐driven range shifts of montane species vary with elevation46
Buffering effects of soil seed banks on plant community composition in response to land use and climate46
Above‐ and belowground biodiversity jointly drive ecosystem stability in natural alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau46
Stability in subtropical forests: The role of tree species diversity, stand structure, environmental and socio‐economic conditions45
Towards a systematics of ecodiversity: The EcoSyst framework45
What drives study‐dependent differences in distance–decay relationships of microbial communities?45
Global drivers of avian haemosporidian infections vary across zoogeographical regions45
Deforestation leakage undermines conservation value of tropical and subtropical forest protected areas44
Global projections of the soil microbiome in the Anthropocene44
Relative impacts of land‐use and climate change on grasshopper range shifts have changed over time43
Warmer and drier conditions have increased the potential for large and severe fire seasons across south‐eastern Australia43
Vascular epiphytes contribute disproportionately to global centres of plant diversity43
Snapshot isolation and isolation history challenge the analogy between mountains and islands used to understand endemism43
Soil macroinvertebrate communities: A world‐wide assessment43
Post‐disturbance canopy recovery and the resilience of Europe’s forests42
A global meta‐analysis of the impacts of tree plantations on biodiversity41
Environmental drivers of plant distributions at global and regional scales40
The 2020 California fire season: A year like no other, a return to the past or a harbinger of the future?40
Large geographic variability in the resistance of corals to thermal stress38
Arthropods as vertebrate predators: A review of global patterns38
The Global Urban Tree Inventory: A database of the diverse tree flora that inhabits the world’s cities37
Global analysis of fish growth rates shows weaker responses to temperature than metabolic predictions37
Environmental heterogeneity predicts global species richness patterns better than area36
Macroecological patterns of forest structure and allometric scaling in mangrove forests36
Biodiversity alleviates the decrease of grassland multifunctionality under grazing disturbance: A global meta‐analysis36
Large‐scale drivers of relationships between soil microbial properties and organic carbon across Europe36
Wealth, water and wildlife: Landscape aridity intensifies the urban luxury effect36
A generalized light‐driven model of community transitions along coral reef depth gradients36
Elevated CO2 shifts soil microbial communities from K‐ to r‐strategists36
Only habitat specialists become smaller with advancing urbanization36
A global test of Allen’s rule in rodents35
Thermal diversity of North American ant communities: Cold tolerance but not heat tolerance tracks ecosystem temperature35
A cross‐scale assessment of productivity–diversity relationships35
Microclimate‐based species distribution models in complex forested terrain indicate widespread cryptic refugia under climate change34
Evaluating the potential of full‐waveform lidar for mapping pan‐tropical tree species richness34
Effectively and accurately mapping global biodiversity patterns for different regions and taxa34
Species loss drives ecosystem function in experiments, but in nature the importance of species loss depends on dominance34
Global responses of fine root biomass and traits to plant species mixtures in terrestrial ecosystems33
Functional and phylogenetic diversity promote litter decomposition across terrestrial ecosystems33
A review of the heterogeneous landscape of biodiversity databases: Opportunities and challenges for a synthesized biodiversity knowledge base33
Amazon fires in the 21st century: The year of 2020 in evidence32
Barriers in a sea of elasmobranchs: From fishing for populations to testing hypotheses in population genetics31
Biological traits of seabirds predict extinction risk and vulnerability to anthropogenic threats31
The climatic debt is growing in the understorey of temperate forests: Stand characteristics matter31
Global soil microbial biomass decreases with aridity and land‐use intensification30
Methods and approaches to advance soil macroecology30
Extreme fire spread events and area burned under recent and future climate in the western USA30
Estimating probabilistic site‐specific species pools and dark diversity from co‐occurrence data29
Continent‐wide gradients in open‐habitat insectivorous bird declines track spatial patterns in agricultural intensity across Europe29
Climate‐driven conifer mortality in Siberia29
Global biodiversity patterns of marine forests of brown macroalgae29
Climatic niche shifts in 815 introduced plant species affect their predicted distributions29
Legacy of Amazonian Dark Earth soils on forest structure and species composition28
Windstorm‐induced canopy openings accelerate temperate forest adaptation to global warming28
TETRA‐EU 1.0: A species‐level trophic metaweb of European tetrapods28
Freshwater insects CONUS: A database of freshwater insect occurrences and traits for the contiguous United States28
RivFishTIME: A global database of fish time‐series to study global change ecology in riverine systems28
Large scale patterns of marine diatom richness: Drivers and trends in a changing ocean28
Are plant community responses to wildfire contingent upon historical disturbance regimes?28
Pitfalls of ignoring trait resolution when drawing conclusions about ecological processes28
Pantropical variability in tree crown allometry28
Climate change reshapes the eco‐evolutionary dynamics of a Neotropical seed dispersal system28
Land use and land cover changes in coastal and inland wetlands cause soil carbon and nitrogen loss27
Population density estimates for terrestrial mammal species27
Woody plant encroachment enhanced global vegetation greening and ecosystem water‐use efficiency27
Plant diversity has stronger linkage with soil fungal diversity than with bacterial diversity across grasslands of northern China27
Spatial patterns and driving factors of carbon stocks in mangrove forests on Hainan Island, China27
Geographic structuring of Antarctic penguin populations27
Biodiversity models need to represent land‐use intensity more comprehensively26
Multiple‐scale negative impacts of warming on ecosystem carbon use efficiency across the Tibetan Plateau grasslands26
Evolutionary time best explains the latitudinal diversity gradient of living freshwater fish diversity26
Correlations between spatial sampling biases and environmental niches affect species distribution models26
Landscape composition and life‐history traits influence bat movement and space use: Analysis of 30 years of published telemetry data26
Plant spectral diversity as a surrogate for species, functional and phylogenetic diversity across a hyper‐diverse biogeographic region26
Global patterns in leaf stoichiometry across coastal wetlands26
Around the world in 500 years: Inter‐regional spread of alien species over recent centuries25
Spatial asynchrony matters more than alpha stability in stabilizing ecosystem productivity in a large temperate forest region25
Drivers of native and non‐native freshwater fish richness across North America: Disentangling the roles of environmental, historical and anthropogenic factors25
Global geographical and latitudinal variation in butterfly species richness captured through a comprehensive country‐level occurrence database25
Community and structural constraints on the complexity of eastern North American forests25
The global macroecology of brood size in amphibians reveals a predisposition of low‐fecundity species to extinction25
Megafauna extinctions have reduced biotic connectivity worldwide25
Atmospheric brightening counteracts warming‐induced delays in autumn phenology of temperate trees in Europe24
Current distributions and future climate‐driven changes in diatoms, insects and fish in U.S. streams24
Novel methods to correct for observer and sampling bias in presence‐only species distribution models24
Contrasting environmental preferences of photosynthetic and non‐photosynthetic soil cyanobacteria across the globe24
The multiple origins of sexual size dimorphism in global amphibians24
Disturbance frequency, intensity and forest structure modulate cyclone‐induced changes in mangrove forest canopy cover24
Using centroids of spatial units in ecological niche modelling: Effects on model performance in the context of environmental data grain size24
ClimPlant: Realized climatic niches of vascular plants in European forest understoreys23
Non‐indigenous molluscs in the Eastern Mediterranean have distinct traits and cannot replace historic ecosystem functioning23
Dry forest decline is driven by both declining recruitment and increasing mortality in response to warm, dry conditions23
Post‐glacial determinants of regional species pools in alpine grasslands23
Reintroducing extirpated herbivores could partially reverse the late Quaternary decline of large and grazing species23
Untangling the importance of niche breadth and niche position as drivers of tree species abundance and occupancy across biogeographic regions23
The macroecology and evolution of avian competence for Borrelia burgdorferi22
Human stabilization of river flows is linked with fish invasions across the USA22
From zero to infinity: Minimum to maximum diversity of the planet by spatio‐parametric Rao’s quadratic entropy22
Mountains act as museums and cradles for hemipteran insects in China: Evidence from patterns of richness and phylogenetic structure22
Cold‐water species deepen to escape warm water temperatures22
Growing faster, longer or both? Modelling plastic response of Juniperus communis growth phenology to climate change22
Precipitation manipulation and terrestrial carbon cycling: The roles of treatment magnitude, experimental duration and local climate22
Global soil microbiomes: A new frontline of biome‐ecology research21
The multidimensionality of soil macroecology21
Micronutrients enhance macronutrient effects in a meta‐analysis of grassland arthropod abundance21
Local community assembly processes shape β‐diversity of soil phoD‐harbouring communities in the Northern Hemisphere steppes21
Deconstructing the abundance–suitability relationship in species distribution modelling21
Water table depth modulates productivity and biomass across Amazonian forests21
Roadkill patterns in Latin American birds and mammals21
Widespread recent changes in morphology of Old World birds, global warming the immediate suspect21
Old growth Afrotropical forests critical for maintaining forest carbon21
Current climate, but also long‐term climate changes and human impacts, determine the geographic distribution of European mammal diversity21
Global distribution and drivers of forest biome foliar nitrogen to phosphorus ratios (N:P)21
Alterations in soil pH emerge as a key driver of the impact of global change on soil microbial nitrogen cycling: Evidence from a global meta‐analysis20
The atlas of mitochondrial genetic diversity for Western Palaearctic butterflies20
Tree diversity effects on soil microbial biomass and respiration are context dependent across forest diversity experiments20
Asymmetric responses of terrestrial C:N:P stoichiometry to precipitation change20
Ectothermy and the macroecology of home range scaling in snakes20
Long‐term drivers of vegetation turnover in Southern Hemisphere temperate ecosystems19
Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities19
Broad‐scale distribution of diazotrophic communities is driven more by aridity index and temperature than by soil properties across various forests19
Patterns and drivers of phylogenetic structure of pteridophytes in China19
Climate change drives spatial mismatch and threatens the biotic interactions of the Brazil nut19
CarniDIET 1.0: A database of terrestrial carnivorous mammal diets19
A trait space at an overarching scale yields more conclusive macroecological patterns of functional diversity19
Responses of soil bacterial community structure and function to dry–wet cycles more stable in paddy than in dryland agricultural ecosystems19
Climate‐driven impacts of exotic species on marine ecosystems19
Geographic variation in the robustness of pollination networks is mediated by modularity19
Global quantitative synthesis of effects of biotic and abiotic factors on stemflow production in woody ecosystems19
A latitudinal gradient of microbial β‐diversity in continental paddy soils19
Disturbance indicator values for European plants18
A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates18
The global contribution of roots to total soil respiration18
The macroecology of fish migration18
Synthesis reveals that island species–area relationships emerge from processes beyond passive sampling18
The global biogeography of soil priming effect intensity18
Fast, scalable, and automated identification of articles for biodiversity and macroecological datasets18
Latitudinal gradient of termite diversity indicates higher diversification and narrower thermal niches in the tropics18
Search for top‐down and bottom‐up drivers of latitudinal trends in insect herbivory in oak trees in Europe18
Body stoichiometry of heterotrophs: Assessing drivers of interspecific variations in elemental composition18
Global macroecology of nitrogen‐fixing plants18
Identifying global and local drivers of change in mangrove cover and the implications for management18
Spatial variation in direct and indirect effects of climate and productivity on species richness of terrestrial tetrapods17
Continental United States may lose 1.8 petagrams of soil organic carbon under climate change by 210017
Mycorrhizal associations of tree species influence soil nitrogen dynamics via effects on soil acid–base chemistry17
A worldwide and annotated database of evaporative water loss rates in squamate reptiles17
Globally limited individual and combined effects of multiple global change factors on allometric biomass partitioning17
Environmental filters of freshwater fish community assembly along elevation and latitudinal gradients17
Taxonomic and phylogenetic β‐diversity of freshwater fish assemblages in relationship to geographical and climatic determinants in North America17
Climate mediates the relationship between plant biodiversity and forest structure across the United States17
Darwin’s preadaptation hypothesis and the phylogenetic structure of native and alien regional plant assemblages across North America17
Global patterns of functional trait variation along aridity gradients in bats17
Evolutionary and environmental drivers of species richness in poeciliid fishes across the Americas17
Pyrogeography across the western Palaearctic: A diversity of fire regimes17
Rainfall continentality, via the winter Gams angle, provides a new dimension to biogeographical distributions in the western United States17
Plant community dynamics and carbon sequestration in Sphagnum‐dominated peatlands in the era of global change17
Multiple diversity facets of crucial microbial groups in biological soil crusts promote soil multifunctionality17
Plant–plant interactions determine taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity in severe ecosystems16
Incongruent latitudinal patterns of taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity reveal different drivers of caddisfly community assembly across spatial scales16
Small scale environmental variation modulates plant defence syndromes of understorey plants in deciduous forests of Europe16
The Cenozoic history of palms: Global diversification, biogeography and the decline of megathermal forests16
An integrated approach to assessing abiotic and biotic threats to post‐fire plant species recovery: Lessons from the 2019–2020 Australian fire season16
Temporal biodiversity change following disturbance varies along an environmental gradient16
Divergent responses of autumn vegetation phenology to climate extremes over northern middle and high latitudes16
Blowin’ in the wind: Wind directionality affects wetland invertebrate metacommunities in Patagonia16
A global assessment of human influence on niche shifts and risk predictions of bird invasions16
Flexible species distribution modelling methods perform well on spatially separated testing data15
Integrating climate and host richness as drivers of global parasite diversity15
A global analysis of enemy release and its variation with latitude15
Contemporary environment and historical legacy explain functional diversity of freshwater fishes in the world rivers15
The role of the Neotropics as a source of world tetrapod biodiversity15
Dispersal syndromes drive the formation of biogeographical regions, illustrated by the case of Wallace’s Line15
High plasticity in germination and establishment success in the dominant forest tree Fagus sylvatica across Europe15
Determinants of zoogeographical boundaries differ between vertebrate groups15