Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate - University of Copenhagen > Highlighted papers
An update of Wallace's zoogeographic map
Published in Science in January 2013, “An Update of Wallace’s Zoogeographic Regions of the World” by Ben Holt, Jean-Philippe Lessard, Carsten Rahbek and 12 other CMEC researchers, provides a long overdue update to one of the most fundamental maps of global biodiversity.
Migrants delayed by drought in Africa
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
Early human arrival
A Letter in PNAS entitled “Human arrival scenarios have a strong influence on interpretations of the late Quaternary extinctions” by Nogués-Bravo and Marske
Vangas Beat Darwin’s Finches in Diversity
A recent paper in PNAS: "Ecological and evolutionary determinants for the adaptive radiation of the Madagascan vangas" by Jønsson KA et al.
Communities under climate change
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
Rethinking species’ ability to cope with rapid climate change
A recent study in Global Change Biology by CMEC researchers lead by Christian Hof and Irina Levnisky
Long-term climate change and diversity patterns
A study in Ecology Letters co-authored by David Nogués-Bravo shows that biodiversity is controlled by past climatic changes.
Regional species pools shape local communities
J.-P. Lessard et al. have a new paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Biodiversity - species loss revisited
Carsten Rahbek and Rob Colwell writes in Nature about study demonstrating that Species-Area-Curves often overpredicts rate of species extinctions
Climate change threatens European conservation areas
A study in Ecology Letters co-authored by David Nogués-Bravo shows that Natura 2000 areas don't retain climate suitability better
PNAS-paper by K.Jønsson et.al. (CMEC):
Major global radiation of corvoid birds originated in the proto-Papuan archipelago
21st century climate change threatens mountain flora unequally across Europe
A recent study in Global Change Biology co-authored by David Nogués-Bravo
Sequential forest degradation spreading from Dar es Salaam
Paper in PNAS by Neil Burgess (CMEC) and scientists from 11 other organisations in Europe
Link found between ‘Climate Footprints’ and mass mammal extinction
David Nogués-Bravo et al. has published a study using global data modelling to build continental ‘climate footprints'
Body size variation at risk in the world’s mammals
Susanne Fritz (CMEC) and Andy Purvis (Imperial College London) have a paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Towards a mechanistic understanding of distribution-abundance relationships
In a recent paper in QRB, Borregaard and Rahbek reviews the causality of one of ecology's most pervasive patterns.
Species assemblages at larger geographical scale
Carsten Rahbek has a paper published in PNAS on macroecological signals of species interactions
The Longest Migration
Carsten Egevang has a paper published in PNAS on tracking Arctic tern throughout their migration period showing an incredible pole-to-pole journey.
Hindcasting species climatic niches
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
Projected impacts of climate change on a continent-wide protected area network.
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