Data from: A meta-analysis of nestedness and turnover components of beta diversity across organisms and ecosystemsJanne Soininen, Jani Heino & Jianjun Wang
The number of studies investigating the nestedness and turnover components of beta diversity has increased substantially, but our general understanding of the drivers of turnover and nestedness remains elusive. Here, we examined the effects of species traits, spatial extent, latitude and ecosystem type on the nestedness and turnover components of beta diversity. From the 99 studies that partition total beta diversity into its turnover and nestedness components, we assembled 269 and 259 data points for...
Data from: Synergetic use of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 for assessments of heathland conservation statusJohannes Schmidt, Fabian E. Fassnacht, Michael Förster, Sabastian Schmidtlein & Sebastian Schmidtlein
Habitat quality assessments often demand wall-to-wall information about the state of vegetation. Remote sensing can provide this information by capturing optical and structural attributes of plant communities. Although active and passive remote sensing approaches are considered as complementary techniques, they have been rarely combined for conservation mapping. Here, we combined spaceborne multispectral Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 SAR data for a remote sensing-based habitat quality assessment of dwarf shrub heathland, which was inspired by nature conservation field...
Data from: Strong maternal fidelity and natal philopatry shape genetic structure in North Pacfic humpback whalesC. Scott Baker, Debbie Steel, John Calambokidis, Erin A. Falcone, Ursula Gozález-Peral, Jay Barlow, Alexander M. Burdin, Phillip J. Clapham, John K. B. Ford, Christine M. Gabriele, David Mattila, Janice M. Straley, Barbara L. Taylor, Jorge Urbán, Paul R. Wade, David Weller, Briana H. Witteveen, Manami Yamaguchi, CS Baker, BH Witteveen, E Falcone, BL Taylor, JKB Ford, AM Burdin, PJ Clapham … & JM Straley
We quantified the relative influence of maternal fidelity to feeding grounds and natal fidelity to breeding grounds in humpback whales based on an ocean-wide survey of mitochondrial (mt) DNA diversity in the North Pacific. For 2,193 biopsy samples collected from whales in 10 feeding regions and 8 breeding regions during the winter and summer of 2004 to 2006, we first used microsatellite genotyping (average, 9.5 loci) to identify replicate samples. From sequences of the mtDNA...
Data from: Stream diatoms exhibit weak niche conservation along global environmental and climatic gradientsJanne Soininen, Aurelien Jamoneau, Juliette Tison-Rosebery, Thibault Leboucher, Jianjun Wang, Mikolaj Kokocinski & Sophia I. Passy
Niche conservatism (NC) describes the scenario in which species retain similar characteristics or traits over time and space, and thus has potentially important implications for understanding their biogeographic distributions. Evidence consistent with NC includes similar niche properties across geographically distant regions. We investigated whether NC was evident in stream diatom morphospecies by modeling species responses to environmental and climatic variables in a set of calibration sites (from the US) and then evaluated the models with...
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University of Helsinki2
Oregon State University1
Finnish Environment Institute1
The University of Texas at Arlington1
Alaska Fisheries Science Center1
University of Alaska Fairbanks1
University of Alaska System1
Southwest Fisheries Science Center1
Fisheries and Oceans Canada1