5 Works

Data from: Filter-dispersal assembly of lowland Neotropical rainforests across the Andes

Jordan B. Bemmels, S. Joseph Wright, Nancy C. Garwood, Simon A. Queenborough, Renato Valencia & Christopher W. Dick
Numerous Neotropical rainforest species are distributed in both Amazonia and Central America, reflecting a rich history of biotic interchange between regions. However, some plant lineages are endemic to one region, due in part to the dispersal barrier posed by the northern Andean cordilleras and adjacent savannas. To investigate the role of biogeographic filtering across the northern Andes in regional community assembly, we examined environmental tolerances, functional traits, and biogeographic distributions of >1000 woody plant species...

Data from: Finer-scale habitat predicts nest survival in grassland birds more than management and landscape: a multi-scale perspective

Justin J. Shew, Clay K. Nielsen, Donald W. Sparling & Clayton K. Nielsen
1. Birds may respond to habitat at multiple scales, ranging from microhabitat structure to landscape composition. North American grassland bird distributions predominantly reside on private lands, and populations have been consistently declining. Many of these lands are enrolled in U.S. federal conservation programmes, and properly guided management policies could alleviate declines. However, more evaluative research is needed on the effects of management policies juxtaposed with other multi-scale habitat features. Furthermore, research focused on nest survival...

Data from: Stream community richness predicts apex predator occupancy dynamics in riparian systems

Angela M. Holland, Eric M. Schauber, Clayton K. Nielsen & Eric C. Hellgren
Streams and adjacent riparian habitats represent linked terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that exchange materials and energy. Recognized relationships among apex predators and ecosystem biodiversity led us to hypothesize that these predators in riparian-stream systems were more likely to be found in sites with high stream quality, defined as increased ecosystem function and integrity. In our freshwater study system, river otter (Lontra canadensis) and mink (Neovison vison) play critical roles as apex predators. We used multi-season...

Data from: Innovative sandbag propagation method for giant cane (Arundinaria gigantea (Walter) Muhl.)

Alexander W. Eade, Gurbir Singh, Jon E. Schoonover, James J. Zaczek & Karl W. J. Williard
Sandbag Propagation data for Giant CaneData file is excel file having emergence and survival data of giant cane in sand bag propagation method. The excel file also contains soil moisture data of the sandbags. Please refer the materials and methods section and graphs for reading the treatment name.bag mosiiture data.xlsx

Data from: Illuminating the physiological implications of artificial light on an insectivorous bat community

Zachary M. Cravens & Justin G. Boyles
Global light pollution threatens to disturb numerous wildlife species, but impacts of artificial light will likely vary among species within a community. Thus, artificial lights may change the environment in such a way as to create winners and losers as some species benefit while others do not. Insectivorous bats are nocturnal and a good model to test for differential effects of light pollution on a single community. We used a physiological technique to address this...

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  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • University of Florida
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center
  • Yale University