Journal Club in Biodiversity, Macroecology and Evolution

Contact: Philipp Brun or Nick Zimmermann; Dynamic Macroecology Group

 

Topics covered

  • biodiversity
  • macroecology
  • community ecology
  • biogeography & phylogeography
  • traits and functional ecology
  • evolution & phylogenetics
  • ...
     
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    Idea of the journal club

    The journal club covers the topics listed above and meets weekly for a 1-2h discussion. Everyone interested in these topics is invited to participate. The only prerequisite is that you have read the paper and have made up your mind about its strengths and weaknesses. You are also invited to suggest papers you would want to have discussed. The person who suggests a paper is responsible to: (a) give a brief summary first, (b) suggests points to discuss (with input from all), (c) lead the discussion, and (d) brings the beer from the fridge to the meeting room.

    We meet THURSDAYS 15:30 (usually in the room "EP-D1" above the main entrance of WSL, sometimes in HV-D11).
     
     

    Schedule and papers



    this week


    Date Room Presenter Paper
    7.12.2017  EP-D1 Damaris Pollock et al. 2017. Large conservation gains possible for global biodiversity facets Nature doi: 10.1038/nature22368

    future


    Date Room Presenter Paper
    14.12.2017  HV-D11 Nick
    21.12.2017  --- --- X-Mas Apero
    28.12.2017  --- --- X-Mas Holidays
    4.1.2018  --- --- X-Mas Holidays
    11.1.2018  EP-D1 Bianca
    18.1.2018  --- --- RU Meeting
    25.1.2018  EP-D1 Elena

    past


    2017

    Date Room Presenter Paper
    30.11.2017  EP-D1 Kevin Wessley et al. 2017. Habitat-based conservation strategies cannot compensate for climate-change-induced range loss Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3414
    23.11.2017  EP-D1 Catherine,


    Rafael, Dirk
    Tomkins et al. 2017. Reviewer bias in single- versus double-blind peer review PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1707323114

    Introduction to Hyperion (the new cluster)
    16.11.2017  --- --- RU Meeting
    9.11.2017  PL C40 Loïc C Chalmandrier et al. 2015. Effects of species’ similarity and dominance on the functional and phylogenetic structure of a plant meta-community Ecology doi: 10.1890/13-2153.1
    2.11.2017  EP-D1 Philipp Cadotte et al. 2013. The ecology of differences: assessing community assembly with trait and evolutionary distances Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/ele.12161
    26.10.2017  EP-D1 Matthias Anfodillo et al. 2016. Allometric Trajectories and “Stress”: A Quantitative Approach Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01681
    19.10.2017  --- --- RU Meeting
    12.10.2017  EP-D1 André Luís Luza Lessard et al. 2012. Inferring local ecological processes amid species pool influences. Trends Ecol Evol 27(11):600-607.
    02.02.2017 

    EP-D1

    Florian Zellweger

    Bertrand et al. 2015. Ecological constraints increase the climatic debt in forests. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12643.

    09.02.2017 

    EP-D1

    Loïc Pellissier

    Urban et al. 2016. Improving the forecast for biodiversity under climate change. Science 353:6304.

    16.02.2017 

    LH-C15

    Marco Moretti

    Dias et al. 2013. Traits underpinning desiccation resistance explain distribution patterns of terrestrial isopods. Oecologica 172:667–677.

    23.02.2017 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    02.03.2017 

    EP-D1

    Matthias Speich

    Cao et al. 2011. Excessive reliance on afforestation in China's arid and semi-arid regions: Lessons in ecological restoration. Earth-Science Reviews 104:240-245.

    09.03.2017 

    EP-D1

    Rafael Wüest

    Zliobaite et al. 2016. Herbivore teeth predict climatic limits in Kenyan ecosystems. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.

    16.03.2017 

    LDYN RU Meeting & Spring Apéro

    23.03.2017 

    HV D11

    Antonin Machac

    Diversity dynamics across scales

    30.03.2017 

    HV D11

    Loïc Chalmandrier

    Falster et al. 2017 Multitrait successional forest dynamics enable diverse competitive coexistence. PNAS 114 (13) E2719-E2728.

    06.04.2017 

    EP-D1

    Gianalberto Losapio

    Losapio and Schoeb 2017. Resistance of plant–plant networks to biodiversity loss and secondary extinctions following simulated environmental changes. Functional Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12839.

    27.04.2017 

    EP-D1

    Jan Engler

    How contemporary DNA can help improve SDMs for predicting range dynamics

    11.05.2017 

    EP-D1

    Marco Moretti

    Alberti et al. 2017. Global urban signatures of phenotypic change in animal and plant populations. PNAS : 201606034.

    01.06.2017 

    EP-D1

    Marie-Josée Fortin

    Daniel et al. 2016. State-and-transition simulation models: a framework for forecasting landscape change. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 1413-1423.

    08.06.2017 

    EP-D1

    Nick Zimmermann

    Morales-Castilla et al. 2017. Combining phylogeny and co-occurrence to improve single species distribution models. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12580.

    22.06.2017 

    EP-D1

    Oskar Hagen

    McCauley, Douglas J. 2006 Selling out on nature. Nature 443.7107: 27-28.

    Kareiva et al. 2007. Domesticated Nature: Shaping Landscapes and Ecosystems for Human Welfare. Science 316.5833: 1866-1869.

    29.06.2017 

    EP-D1

    Thomas Wohlgemuth

    Fridley J.D. 2017. Plant energetics and the synthesis of population and ecosystem ecology. Journal of Ecology 105, 95–110.

    06.07.2017 

    EP-D1

    Nick Zimmermann

    Ficetola G.F. et al. 2017. Global determinants of zoogeographical boundaries. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1, 0089.

    13.07.2017 

    HV-D11

    Damaris Zurell

    Crooks. et al. 2017. Quantification of habitat fragmentation reveals extinction risk in terrestrial mammals. PNAS Early Edition doi/10.1073/pnas.1705769114.

    27.07.2017 

    HV-D11

    Catherine Graham

    Burkle. et al. 2016. The beta-diversity of species interactions: Untangling the drivers of geographic variation in plant–pollinator diversity and function across scales. American Journal of Botany 103(1):118–128.


    2016
    December 

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    01.12.2016 

    EP-D1

    Rafi

    Petry et al. 2016. Sex-specific responses to climate change in plants alter population sex ratio and performance. Science 353:69–71.

    24.11.2016 

    EP-D1

    Michael

    Diaz et al. 2016. The global spectrum of plant form and function. Nature 529, 167 - 171.

    17.11.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    10.11.2016 

    EP-D1

    Florian

    De Frenne et al. 2015. Light accelerates plant responses to warming. Nature Plants 1511, DOI: 10.1038/NPLANTS.2015.110.

    03.11.2016 

    EP-D1

    Marco

    Oliver et al. 2015. Biodiversity and Resilience of Ecosystem Functions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30, 11.

    27.10.2016 

    EP-D1

    Damaris

    Venter et al. 2016. Sixteen years of change in the global terrestrial human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation. Nature Communications 7, 12558.

    20.10.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    13.10.2016 

    -

    06.10.2016 

    Irchel 03-G-95

    Tadashi Fukami

    Tadashi Fukami: Embracing historical contingency in ecological and evolutionary community assembly. HÖRSAAL 03-G-95, 16.15 pm.

    29.09.2016 

    EP-D1

    Bianca

    Gonzalez-Orozco et al. 2016. Phylogenetic approaches reveal biodiversity threats under climate change. Nature Clim. Change 10.1038/nclimate3126.

    22.09.2016 

    EP-D1

    Marco

    Theodorou et al. 2016. Pollination services enhanced with urbanization despite increasing pollinator parasitism. Proc. R. Soc. B 283: 20160561.

    15.09.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    08.09.2016 

    break

    01.09.2016 

    BauENDE-Fest

    25.08.2016 

    EP-D1

    18.08.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    11.08.2016 

    --

    04.08.2016 

    EP-D1

    Damaris

    Hewson et al. 2016. Population decline is linked to migration route in the Common Cuckoo. Nature Communications 7, 12996.

    28.07.2016 

    EP-D1

    Michael

    Lee-Yaw et al. 2016. A synthesis of transplant experiments and ecological niche models suggests that range limits are often niche limits. Ecology Letters 19, 710–722.

    21.07.2016 

    EP-D1

    Damaris

    Hart et al. 2016. How variation between individuals affects species coexistence. Ecology Letters 19, 825–838.

    14.07.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    07.07.2016 

    EP-D1

    Bianca

    Ortiz-Medrano et al. 2016. Morphological and niche divergence of pinyon pines. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.1994.

    30.06.2016 

    EP-D1

    Marco

    Carmona et al. 2016. Traits Without Borders: Integrating Functional Diversity Across Scales. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31, 382 - 394.

    23.06.2016 

    Science Day

    16.06.2016 

    EP-D1

    Rafi

    Merow et al. 2016. Improving niche and range estimates with Maxent and point process models by integrating spatially explicit information. Global Ecol. Biogeogr. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12453.

    09.06.2016 

    LG-E5

    Matthias

    Resco de Dios et al. 2015. Processes driving nocturnal transpiration and implications for estimating land evapotranspiration. Scientific Reports 5, 10975; doi: 10.1038/srep10975.

    02.06.2016 

    EP-D1

    Nick

    Borregaard et al. 2014. Node-based analysis of species distributions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5, 1225-1235.

    26.05.2016 

    Irchel Y15-G-40 16:15pm

    Judie Bronstein

    "Mutualism: What Do We Know, and Where Do We Go From Here?"

    19.05.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    12.05.2016 

    -

    -

    -

    05.05.2016 

    Auffahrt

    28.04.2016 

    EP-D1

    Indra

    Aiello-Lammens et al. 2016. Processes of community assembly in an environmentally heterogeneous, high biodiversity region. Ecography DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01945.

    21.04.2016 

    EP-D1

    Marco

    Dehling et al. 2016. Morphology predicts species’ functional roles and their degree of specialization in plant–frugivore interactions. Proc. R. Soc. B. 283: 20152444.

    14.04.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting - Spring Apéro

    07.04.2016 

    Distinguished lectures WSL by Prof. Dr. Verena Winiwarter

    31.03.2016 

    LG-E5

    Bianca

    Arnan et al. 2016. Relationships among taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant diversity across the biogeographic regions of Europe. Ecography 39: 001–010.

    24.03.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    17.03.2016 

    cancelled

    10.03.2016 

    LG-E5

    Richard

    Schippers et al. 2015. Tree growth variation in the tropical forest: understanding effects of temperature, rainfall and CO2. Global Change Biology 21, 2749-2761.

    03.03.2016 

    LG-E5

    Damaris

    Blüthgen et al. 2016. Land use imperils plant and animal community stability through changes in asynchrony rather than diversity. Nature Communications 7, 10697.

    25.02.2016 

    LDYN RU Meeting

    18.02.2016 

    LG-E5

    Nick

    Bertuzzo et al. 2016. Geomorphic controls on elevational gradients of species richness. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1518922113.

    11.02.2016 

    EP-D1

    Matthias

    Skelton et al. 2015. Predicting plant vulnerability to drought in biodiverse regions using functional traits. PNAS 112(18),5744-5749.

    04.02.2016 

    EP-D1

    Loïc

    Loranger et al 2016. Recasting the dynamic equilibrium model through a functional lens: the interplay of trait-based community assembly and climate. Journal of Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12536.

    28.01.2015 

    EP-D1

    Laure

    Lewis et al 2016. Estimating dark diversity and species pools: an empirical assessment of two methods. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 104-113.

    07.01.2016 

    EP-D1

    Rafi

    Ricklefs & He 2016. Region effects influence local tree species diversity. PNAS 201523683. doi:10.1073/pnas.1523683113.


    2015
    17.12.2015 

    LDYN RU - Christmas Apero

    10.12.2015 

    EP-D1

    Marco

    Garcia et al. 2014. Exotic birds increase generalization and compensate for native bird decline in plant–frugivore assemblages. Journal of Animal Ecology 83, 1441–1450.

    03.12.2015 

    EP-D1

    Zhen

    Smith et al. 2015. Exploring the influence of ancient and historic megaherbivore extirpations on the global methane budget. PNAS 1502547112v1-201502547.

    26.11.2015 

    EP-D1

    Nick

    Dobrowski et al. 2015. Forest structure and species traits mediate projected recruitment declines in western US tree species. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24, 917-927.

    19.11.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    12.11.2015 

    UZHIrchel, Y25-H92

    Talk

    Janneke Hille Ris Lambers. Forest community reassembly with climate change.

    Check: http://www.gcb.uzh.ch/Events/GCBSeminar.html

    05.11.2015 

    EP-D1

    Laure

    Roy et al. 2009. A macroevolutionary perspective on species range limits. Proc. R. Soc. B 276, 1485–1493.

    29.10.2015 

    EP-D1

    Heike

    Scheffer et al. 2012. Thresholds for boreal biome transitions. PNAS 109(52), 21384-21389 .

    22.10.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    15.10.2015 

    EP-D1

    Damaris

    Alexander et al. 2015. Novel competitors shape species’ responses to climate change. Nature 525, 515-518 .

    08.10.2015 

    EP-D1

    Michael

    Gillings et al. 2015. Directionality of recent bird distribution shifts and climate change in Great Britain. Global Change Biology 21, 2155–2168.

    01.10.2015 

    EP-D1

    Marco

    Diaz et al. 2013 Functional traits, the phylogeny of function, and ecosystem service vulnerability. Ecology and Evolution 3(9):2958-2975.

    24.09.2015 

    EP-D1

    Rafi

    Steffan-Dewenter et al. 2002. Scale-dependent effects of landscape context on three pollinator guilds. Ecology 83:1421-1432.

    17.09.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    10.09.2015 

    Workshop Göttingen

    03.09.2015 

    EP-D1

    Bianca

    Afkhami et al. 2014. Mutualist-mediated effects on species’ range limits across large geographic scales. Ecology Letters 17:1265-1273.

    27.08.2015 

    EP-D1

    Damaris

    Morales-Castilla et al. 2015. Inferring biotic interactions from proxies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30:347-356.

    18.06-26.08.2015

    Summer Break

    10.06.2015 

    PA B5

    Damiano

    Villar et al. 2015. Environmental characteristics of Agulhas rings affect interocean plankton transport. Science 348(6237):1261447.

    04.06.2015 

    PA B5

    Nick

    Belmaker et al. 2015. Relative roles of ecological and energetic constraints, diversification rates and region history on global species richness gradients. Ecology Letters 18: 563–571.

    28.05.2015 

    PA B5

    Heike

    Chesson 2000. Mechanisms of maintenance of species diversity. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 31:343-366.

    21.05.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    14.05.2015 

    Auffahrt

    07.05.2015 

    PA B5

    Laure

    Morlon et al. 2014. Effects of trophic similarity on community composition. Ecology Letters 17:1495–1506.

    30.05.2015 

    postponed

    23.04.2015 

    PA B5

    Tom

    HilleRisLambers et al. 2012. Rethinking Community Assembly through the Lens of Coexistence Theory. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 43:227–48.

    16.04.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    09.04.1015 

    PA B5

    Marco

    Pillar et al. 2014. Functional redundancy and stability in plant communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 963–974.

    02.04.2015 

    PA B5

    Bianca

    Leslie et al. 2012. Hemisphere-scale differences in conifer evolutionary dynamics. PNAS 9, 16217–16221.

    26.03.2015 

    ETHZ CAB-G-11.

    Talk : Jonathan Chase

    16:15 Uhr. Title: Quantifying biodiversity change in the Anthropocene: We know less than we think. Speaker: Jonathan Chase, Host: Blake Matthews, EAWAG

    19.03.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    12.03.2015 

    EP-D1

    Marco

    Dehling 2014. Functional relationships beyond species richness patterns: trait matching in plant–bird mutualisms across scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23, 1085–1093.

    05.03.2015 

    EP-D1

    Damaris

    Kraft et al. 2015. Plant functional traits and the multidimensional nature of species coexistence. PNAS 112: 797-802 .

    26.02.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    19.02.2015 

    EP-D1

    Bianca

    Rosauer and Jetz 2015. Phylogenetic endemism in terrestrial mammals. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 168-179.

    12.02.2015 

    HV-D11

    Laure

    Pigot and Rampal 2015. A new dynamic null model for phylogenetic community structure. Ecology Letters 18: 153-163.

    05.02.2015 

    HV-D11

    Tom

    McGill et al. 2006. Rebuilding community ecology from functional traits. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 178–185.

    29.01.2015 

    PA-B5

    Matthias

    Morgan et al. 2011. C4 grasses prosper as carbon dioxide eliminates desiccation in warmed semi-arid grassland. Nature 476: 202-206.

    22.01.2015 

    LDYN RU-Meeting


    2014
    11.12.2014 

    Christmas Break

    04.12.2014 

    HV-D11

    Marco

    Pellissier et al. 2013. Combining food web and species distribution models for improved community projections. Ecology and Evolution 3: 4572–4583.

    27.11.2014 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    20.11.2014 

    HV-D11

    Bianca

    Weinstein et al. 2014. Taxonomic, Phylogenetic, and Trait Beta Diversity in South American Hummingbirds. The American Naturalist 184: 2011-224.

    13.11.2014 

    HV-D11

    Laure

    Mellin et al. 2014. Generalizing the use of geographical weights in biodiversity modelling. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 1314-1323.

    06.11.2014 

    HV-D11

    Nick

    Warrent et al. 2014. Mistaking geography for biology: inferring processes from species distributions . Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29: 572-580.

    30.10.2014 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    23.10.2014 

    HV-D11

    Damaris

    Winger et al. 2012. Ancestry and evolution of seasonal migration in the Parulidae. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 610-618.

    16.10.2014 

    HV-D11

    Bianca

    Chi, XL et al. 2014. Patterns of phylogenetic beta diversity in China's grasslands in relation to geographical and environmental distance. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 416-425.

    9.10.2014 

    HV-D11

    Matthias

    Naithani, KJ et al. 2013. Spatial distribution of tree species governs the spatio-temporal interaction of leaf area index and soil moisture across a forested landscape. PLoS ONE 8.3: e58704.

    2.10.2014 

    HV-D11

    cancelled

    25.9.2014 

    HV-D11

    Marco

    Laliberté E et al. 2010. Land-use intensification reduces functional redundancy and response diversity in plant communities. Ecology Letters 14: 1043-1051.

    18.9.2014 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    31.7.-11.9. 

    Summer break...

    24.7.2014 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    17.7.2014 

    cancelled

    10.7.2014 

    HV-D11

    Damaris

    Mokany K et al. 2011. Combining α- and β-diversity models to fill gaps in our knowledge of biodiversity Ecology Letters 14: 1043-1051.

    3.7.2014 

    HV-D11

    Matthias

    Ohse et al. 2012. Do limiting factors at Alaskan treelines shift with climatic regimes? Environmental Research Letters 7: 015505. (12pp)

    26.6.2014 

    LDYN RU-Science Day

    19.6.2014 

    cancelled

    12.6.2014 

    HV-D11

    Laure

    Kempel A et al. 2014. Determinants of plant establishment success in a multispecies introduction experiment with native and alien species Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. in press.

    5.6.2014 

    HV-D11

    Elena

    de Bello F et al. 2010. The partitioning of diversity: showing Theseus a way out of the labyrinth Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 992-1000.

    15.5.2014 

    Auffahrt

    22.5.2014 

    HV-D11

    Nick

    Rosauer DF et al. 2014. Phylogenetic generalised dissimilarity modelling: a new approach to analysing and predicting spatial turnover in the phylogenetic composition of communities Ecography 37: 21-32.

    15.5.2014 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    8.5.2014 

    HV-D11

    Marco

    Meynard C et al. 2011. Beyond taxonomic diversity patterns: how do α, β and γ components of bird functional and phylogenetic diversity respond to environmental gradients across France? Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 893-903.

    1.5.2014 

    Labor Day

    24.4.2014 

    LDYN RU-Meeting

    17.4.2014 

    HV-D11

    Laure

    Peixoto et al. 2014. Global patterns of phylogenetic beta diversity components in bats. Journal of Biogeography 41: 762-772.

    10.4.2014 

    HV-D11

    Bianca

    Swenson 2011. Phylogenetic Beta Diversity Metrics, Trait Evolution and Inferring the Functional Beta Diversity of Communities. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21264.

    3.4.2014 

    HV-D11

    Nick

    Graham & Fine 2008. Phylogenetic beta diversity: linking ecological and evolutionary processes across space in time. Ecology Letters 11: 1265-1277.

    27.3.2014 
    13:00
    !!! 

    Palazzo C5

    Laure

    Barton et al. 2013. The scaling of beta diversity. Global Ecology and Biodiversity 22: 639-647.

    Other possible papers

    Cardoso et al. 2014. Partitioning taxon, phylogenetic and functional beta diversity into replacement and richness difference components. Journal of Biogeography 22: 749-761. Götzenberger et al. 2012. Ecological assembly rules in plant communities – approaches, patterns and prospects. Biological Reviews 87: 111-127. Pavoine & Bonsall 2011. Measuring biodiversity to explain community assembly: a unified approach. Biological Reviews 86: 792-812. Purschke et al. 2013. Contrasting changes in taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity during a long-term succession: insights into assembly processes. Journal of Biogeography 101: 857-866 Zanne et al. 2014. Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature 506: 89-92. Wisz et al. 2013. The role of biotic interactions in shaping distributions and realised assemblages of species: implications for species distribution modelling. Biological Reviews 88: 15–30. Rossberg et al. 2010. How trophic interaction strength depends on traits. Theor. Ecol. 3: 13-24. Mariotte et al. 2014. Do subordinate species punch above their weight? Evidence from above- and below-ground. New Phytologist 203: 16–21. Goodwillie et al. 2010. Correlated evolution of mating system and floral display traits in flowering plants and its implications for the distribution of mating system variation. New Phytologist 185: 311–321. de Jager et al. 2011. Do pollinators influence the assembly of flower colours within plant communities?. Oecologia 166: 543–553. Chamberlain et al. 2014. Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks. Journal of Ecology 102: 1234–1243.