4 Works

Data from: Altitude effects on spatial components of vascular plant diversity in a subarctic mountain tundra

Lucy Naud, Johannes Måsviken, Susana Freire, Anders Angerbjörn, Love Dalén & Fredrik Dalerum
Environmental gradients are caused by gradual changes in abiotic factors, which affect species abundances and distributions, and are important for the spatial distribution of biodiversity. One prominent environmental gradient is the altitude gradient. Understanding ecological processes associated with altitude gradients may help us to understand the possible effects climate change could have on species communities. We quantified vegetation cover, species richness, species evenness, beta diversity, and spatial patterns of community structure of vascular plants along...

Data from: Time to monitor livestock carcasses for biodiversity conservation and public health

Patricia Mateo-Tomás, Pedro P. Olea & José Vicente López‐Bao
Law enforcement and integration of environmental issues into other policies able to affect species and ecosystems are cornerstones for the effective protection of biodiversity. We illustrate the necessity of monitoring and improving such enforcement and integration through the example of the European sanitary policies for managing livestock carcasses after the “mad cow disease” outbreak while supporting scavengers’ conservation. Continuous updates of EU sanitary regulations for reconciling scavenger conservation and public health have led to actions...

Data from: Pleistocene extinctions as drivers of biogeographical patterns on the easternmost Canary Islands

Carlos Garcia-Verdugo, Juli Caujapé-Castells, Juan Carlos Illera, Mario Mairal, Jairo Patiño, Alfredo Reyes Betancort & Stephan Scholz
Subtropical islands are often viewed as refuges where Quaternary climatic shifts driving global episodes of extinction were buffered. Island biodiversity, however, may have been impacted by climatic fluctuations at local scales, particularly in spatially heterogeneous island systems. In this study, we generated a conceptual framework for predicting the potential impact of Pleistocene extinctions on the biogeographical pattern of the Canarian spermatophyte flora, with a focus on the easternmost Canarian islands (ECI). Then, we performed an...

Data from: Ontogenetic reduction in thermal tolerance is not alleviated by earlier developmental acclimation in Rana temporaria

Urtzi Enriquez-Urzelai, Martina Sacco, Antonio S. Palacio, Pol Pintanel, Miguel Tejedo & Alfredo G. Nicieza
Complex life-histories may promote the evolution of different strategies to allow optimal matching to the environmental conditions that organisms can encounter in contrasting environments. For ectothermic animals, we need to disentangle the role of stage-specific thermal tolerances and developmental acclimation to predict the effects of climate change on spatial distributions. However, the interplay between these mechanisms has been poorly explored. Here we study whether developmental larval acclimation to rearing temperatures affects the thermal tolerance of...

Registration Year

  • 2019

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  • University of Oviedo
  • Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Spanish National Research Council
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Stockholm University