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Factoring attitudes towards armed conflict risk into selection of protected areas for conservation

11 April 2016

Published in Nature Communications by Hammill, E., Tulloch, A. I. T., Possingham, H. P., Strange, N. and Wilson, K. A.

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High proportion of smaller ranged hummingbird species coincides with ecological specialization across the Americas

09 March 2016

Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences by Sonne, J., Gonzaléz, A.M.M., Nogue´s-Bravo, D., Vizentin-Bugoni, J., Baquero, A.C., Fjeldså, J., Rahbek, C., Dalsgaard, B. and co-authors.

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Rewilding is the new Pandora’s box in conservation

09 March 2016

Published i Current Biology by David Nogués-Bravo, Carsten Rahbek, Nathan James and co-authors.

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Tracking Animal Dispersal: From Individual Movement to Community Assembly and Global Range Dynamics

04 March 2016

Published in Trends of Ecology & Evolution by Knud Jønsson, Carsten Rahbek, Kasper Thorup and co-authors

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Global divergence of the human follicle mite Demodex folliculorum: Persistent associations between host ancestry and mite lineages

29 December 2015

Published in PNAS by Robert R. Dunn and co-authers.

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True navigation in migrating gulls requires intact olfactory nerves

24 November 2015

Published in Nature by Kasper Thorup and co-authors.

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Flexible navigation response in common cuckoos Cuculus canorus displaced experimentally during migration

09 November 2015

Published in Nature by Mikkel Willemoes, Kasper Thorup and co-authors.

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Seasonal copepod lipid pump promotes carbon sequestration in the deep North Atlantic

29 September 2015

Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Katerine Richardson and co-authors.

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Response to Comment on "Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds".

25 September 2015

Published in Science by Jon Fjeldså, Carsten Rahbek and co-authors.

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Genomics: Bird sequencing project takes off

03 June 2015

Published in Nature by Guojie Zhang, Carsten Rahbek, Gary, R. Graves and co-authors.

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Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure

21 April 2015

Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences by Nathan J. Sanders and co-autors.

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Planetary Boundaries updated

20 January 2015

Four of nine planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a result of human activity, show international study with co-author Katherine Richardson. Published in Science.

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Avian genome evolution

11 December 2014

A large international team with CMEC scientists Carsten Rahbek, Jon Fjeldså and Knud Jønsson has sequenced, assembled and compared full genomes of 48 bird species. Special issue of Science.

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A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets

03 October 2014

Published in Science , co-authored by N. Burgess from CMEC.

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Applying evolutionary biology to address global challenges

11 September 2014

Published in Science Express, with P.S. Jørgensen from CMEC as one of the leading authors.

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Genetic variation reveals large-scale population expansion and migration during the expansion of Bantu-speaking peoples

12 August 2014

Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B by Sen Li and co-authors.

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Better forecasts of range dynamics using genetic data

17 June 2014

Published in TREE by David Nogues-Bravo, Damien Fordham and co-authors.

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Global warming favours light-coloured insects in Europe

28 May 2014

Published in Nature Communications by Carsten Rahbek, Dirk Zeuss and Stefan Brunzel.

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Multiple dimensions of climate change and their implications for biodiversity

02 May 2014

Raquel Garcia, Carsten Rahbek, Miguel Araújo and co-authors, provide this review in Science.

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Evidence of taxon cycles in an Indo-Pacific passerine bird radiation

30 January 2014

Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B in January 2014, Knud Jønsson and co-authors provide strong evidence of the importance of taxon cycles in shaping the contemporary distribution of passerine birds in the Indo-Pacific.

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An update of Wallace's zoogeographic map

07 January 2013

Published in Science in January 2013, by Ben Holt, Jean-Philippe Lessard, Carsten Rahbek and 12 other CMEC researchers. A long overdue update to one of the most fundamental maps of global biodiversity.

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Migrants delayed by drought in Africa

07 December 2012

A recent paper in Science: “Drought in Africa caused extreme delayed arrival of European songbirds”, by the CMEC researchers Anders P. Tøttrup, Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen, Carsten Rahbek and Kasper Thorup

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Early human arrival

07 August 2012

A Letter in PNAS entitled “Human arrival scenarios have a strong influence on interpretations of the late Quaternary extinctions” by Nogués-Bravo and Marske

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Vangas Beat Darwin’s Finches in Diversity

07 May 2012

A recent paper in PNAS: "Ecological and evolutionary determinants for the adaptive radiation of the Madagascan vangas" by Jønsson KA et al.

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Communities under climate change

28 November 2011

A recent Perspective in Science by Nogués-Bravo and Rahbek highlights the need of better integrating biological disciplines for unveiling impacts of climate change in biodiversity

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Rethinking species’ ability to cope with rapid climate change

15 August 2011

A recent study in Global Change Biology by CMEC researchers lead by Christian Hof and Irina Levnisky

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Long-term climate change and diversity patterns

29 July 2011

A study in Ecology Letters co-authored by David Nogués-Bravo shows that biodiversity is controlled by past climatic changes.

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Regional species pools shape local communities

16 June 2011

J.-P. Lessard et al. have a new paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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Biodiversity - species loss revisited

23 May 2011

Carsten Rahbek and Rob Colwell writes in Nature about study demonstrating that Species-Area-Curves often overpredicts rate of species extinctions

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Climate change threatens European conservation areas

03 May 2011

A study in Ecology Letters co-authored by David Nogués-Bravo shows that Natura 2000 areas don't retain climate suitability better

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PNAS-paper by K.Jønsson et.al. (CMEC):

28 February 2011

Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago

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21st century climate change threatens mountain flora unequally across Europe

27 January 2011

A recent study in Global Change Biology co-authored by David Nogués-Bravo

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Sequential forest degradation spreading from Dar es Salaam

10 August 2010

Paper in PNAS by Neil Burgess (CMEC) and scientists from 11 other organisations in Europe

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Link found between ‘Climate Footprints’ and mass mammal extinction

19 May 2010

David Nogués-Bravo et al. has published a study using global data modelling to build continental ‘climate footprints'

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Body size variation at risk in the world’s mammals

07 April 2010

Susanne Fritz (CMEC) and Andy Purvis (Imperial College London) have a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

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Towards a mechanistic understanding of distribution-abundance relationships

25 March 2010

In a recent paper in QRB, Borregaard and Rahbek reviews the causality of one of ecology's most pervasive patterns.

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Species assemblages at larger geographical scale

24 March 2010

Carsten Rahbek has a paper published in PNAS on macroecological signals of species interactions

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The Longest Migration

20 January 2010

Carsten Egevang has a paper published in PNAS on tracking Arctic tern throughout their migration period showing an incredible pole-to-pole journey.

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Hindcasting species climatic niches

18 August 2009

A recent paper in GEB reviews and offer new venues to predict the past distribution of species climatic niches using climate envelope models. Read More

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Projected impacts of climate change on a continent-wide protected area network.

18 August 2009

A recent paper in Ecology Letters using sub-Saharan Africa's entire breeding avifauna shows that rigorously defined networks of protected areas can play a key role in mitigating the worst impacts of climate change on biodiversity. Read More

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