16 Works

Perdigão: Digital terrain model in 2 m resolution (2019 version)

José Laginha Palma & Vasco Batista

Data from: The allometry of sound frequency bandwidth in songbirds

Jakob Isager Friis, Joana Sabino, Pedro Santos, Torben Dabelsteen & Goncalo C. Cardoso
Theory predicts that allometric constraints on sound production should be stronger for the lower frequencies of vocalizations than for their higher frequencies, which could originate an allometry for sound frequency bandwidth, but this was never tested. Using song recordings of ca. 1000 passerine species (from >75% passerine genera), we show a significantly steeper allometry for the lower than the higher song frequencies, resulting in a positive allometry of frequency bandwidth: larger species can use wider...

Genome-wide markers redeem the lost identity of a heavily managed gamebird

Qian Tang, Giovanni Forcina, Qian Tang, Emilie Cros, Monica Guerrini, Frank Rheindt & Filippo Barbanera
Heavily managed wildlife may suffer from genetic homogenisation and reshuffling of locally adapted genotypes with non-native ones. This phenomenon often affects natural populations by reducing their evolutionary potential and speeding up the ongoing biodiversity crisis. For decades, the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa), an intensively managed gamebird of conservation concern and considerable socio-economic importance, has been subjected to extensive releases of farm-reared hybrids with the chukar partridge (A. chukar) and translocations irrespective of subspecific affinity. These...

Bat phylogenetic responses to regenerating Amazonian forests

Fábio Z. Farneda, Ricardo Rocha, Sabhrina Gita Aninta, Adrià López-Baucells, Erica M. Sampaio, Jorge M. Palmeirim, Paulo E. D. Bobrowiec, Cristian S. Dambros & Christoph F. J. Meyer
1. Throughout the tropics, regenerating secondary forests occupy vast areas previously cleared for agriculture and cattle ranching. However, despite the importance of regenerating forests in mitigating the pervasive negative consequences of forest loss and fragmentation on forest-associated biodiversity, longitudinal studies on species’ phylogenetic responses to matrix regeneration are rare. 2. We surveyed bats in continuous primary forest, primary forest fragments and in the regenerating secondary forest matrix of a whole-ecosystem Amazonian fragmentation experiment, ~15 and...

Perdigão: Canopy height model for 2017 vegetation height in 2 m resolution (2019 version)

José Laginha Palma & Vasco Batista

Preserving wintering frugivorous birds in agro‐ecosystems under land use change: Lessons from intensive and super-intensive olive orchards

Rui Morgado, Rui Pedroso, Miguel Porto, José Herrera, Francisco Rego, Francisco Moreira & Pedro Beja
Fleshy-fruit production is becoming more intensive worldwide, but how this affects frugivorous birds is poorly known. In the Mediterranean region, intensive and super-intensive olive orchards are fast expanding, potentially affecting millions of wintering songbirds. Here we test the idea that intensification may benefit frugivorous birds, at least locally, due to increased fruit availability, while negatively affecting the wider wintering bird community due to intensive management, structural simplification and landscape homogenisation. We estimated olive abundance and...

Reduced sexual size dimorphism in a pipefish population where males do not prefer larger females

Nuno Monteiro, Mário Cunha, Nídia Macedo, Jonathan Wilson, Gunilla Rosenqvist & Anders Berglund
Within a species’ distribution, populations are often exposed to diverse environments and may thus experience different sources of both natural and sexual selection. These differences are likely to impact the balance between costs and benefits to individuals seeking reproduction, thus entailing evolutionary repercussions. Here, we look into an unusual population (Baltic Sea) of the broadnosed pipefish, Syngnathus typhle, where males do not seem to select females based on size and hypothesise that this pattern may...

Data from: Reliable wolf-dog hybrid detection in Europe using a reduced SNP panel developed for non-invasively collected samples

Jenni Harmoinen, Alina Von Thaden, Jouni Aspi, Laura Kvist, Berardino Cocchiararo, Anne Jarausch, Andrea Gazzola, Teodora Sin, Hannes Lohi, Marjo Hytönen, Ilpo Kojola, Astrid Vik Stronen, Romolo Caniglia, Federica Mattucci, Marco Galaverni, Raquel Godinho, Aritz Ruiz-González, Ettore Randi, Violeta Muñoz-Fuentes & Carsten Nowak
Background: Understanding the processes that lead to hybridization of wolves and dogs is of scientific and management importance, particularly over large geographical scales, as wolves can disperse great distances. However, a method to efficiently detect hybrids in routine wolf monitoring is lacking. Microsatellites offer only limited resolution due to the low number of markers showing distinctive allele frequencies between wolves and dogs. Moreover, calibration across laboratories is time-consuming and costly. In this study, we selected...

Optimising bat bioacoustic surveys in human-modified neotropical landscapes

Adrià López-Baucells, Natalie Yoh, Ricardo Rocha, Paulo Bobrowiec, Jorge Palmeirim & Christoph Meyer
During the last decades, the use of bioacoustics as a non-invasive and cost-effective sampling method has greatly increased worldwide. For bats, acoustic surveys have long been known to complement traditional mist-netting, however, appropriate protocol guidelines are still lacking for tropical regions. Establishing the minimum sampling effort needed to detect ecological changes in bat assemblages (e.g., activity, composition and richness) is crucial in view of workload and project cost constraints, and because detecting such changes must...

Understanding the local drivers of beta-diversity patterns under climate change: The case of seaweed communities in Galicia, North West of the Iberian Peninsula

Cândida Gomes Vale, Francisco Arenas, Rodolfo Barreiro & Cristina Piñeiro-Corbeira
Aim: To understand spatial-temporal changes (beta-diversity) in coastal communities and their drivers in the context of climate change. Coastal ecosystems are extremely exposed and dynamic, where changes in seaweed assemblages have been associated with changing water temperatures. However, at the local scale, the effects of changes in the upwelling events and related stressors seek further exploration. Location: Galicia rías, North West of the Iberian Peninsula Methods: Using data collected in 42 sampling localities in Galicia...

Perdigão: Leaf area index map in 2 m resolution (2019 version)

José Laginha Palma & Vasco Batista

Data from: Limited refugia and high velocity range-shifts predicted for bat communities in drought-risk areas of the Northern Hemisphere

Rachel Blakey, Mattia Piccioli Cappelli, Daniel Taylor, Jon Flanders, Trish Badeen, Sally Butts, Winifred Frick & Hugo Rebelo
Species occupying semi-arid and dry regions around the globe face an uncertain future due to increases in the frequency and severity of droughts. In this study we modelled the potential effect of climate change on bat communities within two high-drought risk regions of the world and assessed the magnitude and direction of the predicted shifts in climatic suitability, locating climate change refugia and identifying species at greatest risk of population declines. To do this, we...

Intense nocturnal warming alters growth strategies, coloration, and parasite load in a diurnal lizard

Alexis Rutschmann, Andréaz Dupoué, Donald Miles, Rodrigo Megía-Palma, Clémence Lauden, Murielle Richard, Arnaud Badiane, David Rozen-Rechels, Mathieu Brevet, Pauline Blaimont, Sandrine Meylan, Jean Clobert & Jean-François Le Galliard
1. In the past decades, nocturnal temperatures have been playing a disproportionate role in the global warming of the planet. Yet, they remain a neglected factor in studies assessing the impact of global warming on natural populations. In ectotherms, physiological performance is influenced by thermal conditions and an increase in body temperature of a few degrees during night-time is sufficient to induce a disproportionate increase in metabolic expenditure. 2. Here, we question whether an intense...

Data from: Global patterns of functional trait variation along aridity gradients in bats

Irene Conenna, Luca Santini, Ricardo Rocha, Ara Monadjem, Mar Cabeza & Danilo Russo
Aim: Our understanding of the biological strategies employed by species to cope with challenges posed by aridity is still limited. Despite being sensitive to water loss, bats successfully inhabit a wide range of arid lands. We here investigated how functional traits of bat assemblages vary along the global aridity gradient to identify traits that favour their persistence in arid environments. Methods: We mapped the assemblage-level averages of four key bat traits describing wing morphology, echolocation...

Data for influence of avocado orchard landscapes on amphibians and reptiles in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt

Ireri Suazo-Ortuño, Ismaela Vega-Agavo, Leonel Lopez-Toledo, Neftali Sillero, Alberto Gómez-Tagle, Ruben Pineda-López & Javier Alvarado-Díaz
This database was used to evaluate the response of the local herpetofauna to conversion of POF to avocado orchards (AO) in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt in Western Mexico (Michoacán state). We also explored the effects of forest cover on species that differ in their levels of habitat specialization. In the avocado belt in Michoacan, we sampled 12 sites representing a gradient of AO embedded in native POF to evaluate the variation in structure of local...

Environmental data from: Potential distributions of invasive vertebrates in the Iberian Peninsula under projected changes in climate extreme events

Rocío A. Baquero, A. Márcia Barbosa, Daniel Ayllón, Carlos Guerra, Enrique Sánchez, Miguel B. Araújo & Graciela G. Nicola
This dataset includes climatic variables representing extreme events indices defined by the World Meteorological Organization (https://public.wmo.int/en). The variables were calculated based on five Regional Climate Models or RCMs (UAHE-REM, UCAN-WRA, UCAN-WRB, UCLM-PRO and UMUR-MM5) for the periods 1971-2000 (‘current climate’) and 2021-2050 (‘future climate’) under the SRES A1B Emissions Scenario. We used RCMs instead of global climate models (GCMs) because the latter have an overly coarse resolution compared to the spatial resolution of our species...

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  • 2021

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  • University of Porto
  • University of Lisbon
  • University of Salford
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of the Basque Country
  • University of Insubria
  • Autonomous University of Queretaro
  • University of Kent
  • Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo
  • University of Bologna