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Transformed crane data from: Balancing structural complexity with ecological insight in spatio-temporal species distribution models

Megan Laxton, Óscar Rodríguez De Rivera, Andrea Soriano-Redondo & Janine Illian
The potential for statistical complexity in species distribution models (SDMs) has greatly increased with advances in computational power. Structurally complex models provide the flexibility to analyse intricate ecological systems and realistically messy data, but can be difficult to interpret, reducing their practical impact. Founding model complexity in ecological theory can improve insight gained from SDMs. Here, we evaluate a marked point process approach, which uses multiple Gaussian random fields to represent population dynamics of the...

The minimum land area requiring conservation attention to safeguard biodiversity

James Allan, Hugh Possingham, Scott Atkinson, Anthony Waldron, Moreno Di Marco, Stuart Butchart, Vanessa Adams, Daniel Kissling, Thomas Worsdell, Chris Sandbrook, Gwili Gibbon, Kundan Kumar, Piyush Mehta, Martine Maron, Brooke Williams, Kendall Jones, Brendan Wintle, April Reside & James Watson
Ambitious conservation efforts are needed to stop the global biodiversity crisis. Here, we estimate the minimum land area to secure important biodiversity areas, ecologically intact areas, and optimal locations for representation of species ranges and ecoregions. We discover that at least 64 million km2 (44% of terrestrial area) would require conservation attention (ranging from protected areas to land-use policies) to meet this goal. Over 1.8 billion people live on these lands, so responses that promote...

Data from: Intrachromosomal rearrangements in avian genome evolution: evidence for regions prone to breakpoints

Darren K. Griffin, Benjamin M. Skinner, Darren K. Griffin, Benjamin M. Skinner, B M Skinner & D K Griffin
It is generally believed that the organization of avian genomes remains highly conserved in evolution as chromosome number is constant and comparative chromosome painting demonstrated there to be very few interchromosomal rearrangements. The recent sequencing of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) genome allowed an assessment of the number of intra-chromosomal rearrangements between it and the chicken (Gallus gallus) genome, revealing a surprisingly high number of intra-chromosomal rearrangements. With the publication of the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)...

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