Special Issue "New Directions in Island Biogeography"

Our Associate collaborator Ana Santos led the edition of special issue on island biogeography that has just become availably on Global Ecology and Biogeography


Much of our current understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes comes from island research. With the increasing availability of data on distributions and phylogenetic relationships and new analytical approaches to understanding the processes that shape species distributions and interactions, a re-evaluation of this ever-interesting topic is timely.

The line up pf papers goes as follows:

-     New Directions in island biogeography (pages 751–768), by Ana M. C. Santos, Richard Field and Robert E. Ricklefs
-     Community assembly on isolated islands: macroecology meets evolution (pages 769–780), by A. J. Rominger, K. R. Goodman, J. Y. Lim, et al.
-     Area, climate heterogeneity, and the response of climate niches to ecological opportunity in island radiations of Anolis lizards (pages 781–791), by Adam C. Algar and D. Luke Mahler
-     Biogeographic ranges do not support niche theory in radiating Canary Island plant clades (pages 792–804), by Manuel J. Steinbauer, Richard Field, José María Fernández-Palacios, et al.
-     The general dynamic model: towards a unified theory of island biogeography? (pages 805–816), by Michael K. Borregaard, Thomas J. Matthews and Robert J. Whittaker
-     Towards a glacial-sensitive model of island biogeography (pages 817–830), by José María Fernández-Palacios, Kenneth F. Rijsdijk, Sietze J. Norder, et al.
-     Island and island-like marine environments (pages 831–846), by Michael N. Dawson
-     On the form of species–area relationships in habitat islands and true islands (pages 847–858), by  Thomas J. Matthews, François Guilhaumon, Kostas A. Triantis, et al.
-     On the island biogeography of aliens: a global analysis of the richness of plant and bird species on oceanic islands (pages 859–868), byTim M. Blackburn, Steven Delean, Petr Pyšek and Phillip Cassey
-     Global patterns of functional diversity and assemblage structure of island parasitoid faunas (pages 869–879), by Ana M. C. Santos, Marcus V. Cianciaruso and Paulo De Marco Jr
-     Global patterns of mainland and insular pollination networks (pages 880–890), by Anna Traveset, Cristina Tur, Kristian Trøjelsgaard, et al.
-     Variation in ecological interaction strength with island area: theory and data from the Bahamian archipelago (pages 891–899), by Thomas W. Schoener, David A. Spiller and Jonah Piovia-Scott
-     Knowledge of predator–prey interactions improves predictions of immigration and extinction in island biogeography (pages 900–911), by Alyssa R. Cirtwill and Daniel B. Stouffer
-     Seed-dispersal networks on the Canaries and the Galápagos archipelagos: interaction modules as biogeographical entities (pages 912–922), by M. Nogales, R. Heleno, B. Rumeu, et al.