Metzger, Rollo and Myers 2007
simulations about the effects of overexploitation and habitat fragmentation
on populations facing environmental warming
difficult to find precise causal realtions in field situations. This
experiment aimed to discover the degree various factors altered population
levels. Main result is that interaction of several factors increases
total impact significantly.
Klebaner and Sagitov 2007
the path to extinction
the way in which certain extinction patterns can emerge.
a new paradigm emerging for oceanic island biogeography?
is stuck between equilibrium and vicariance theories unless we adopt
new ideas. This paper outlines one new model combining a range of
Pigolotti, Banavar and Maritan 2006
evolution of ecosystems
development of a new model that can help explain evolution of ecosystems.
Vile and Garnier 2006
Plant Traits to Plant Communities: A Statistical Mechanistic Approach
development is seen as a statistical exercise rather than a complexity
of traits making metapopulations then much of the variation can be
explained e.g. there is less ecology in explaining distribution.
respired by terrestrial ecosystems – recent progress and challenges
review paper examines advances in estimating rates of respiration
to better calculate net ecosystem production.
Roberts and Robbirt 2006
the Pleistocene extinctions of Alaskan mammoths and horses
for careful usage of the fossil record especially where there are
arguments for/against an anthropocentric influence in extinction.
tripartite biogeographical index: a new tool for quantifying spatio-temporal
differences in distribution patterns
a new method of quantifying distributions so that they can be better
Selection and the Molecular Clock.
the problems caused by various models in analysing rates of genetic
Ager and Wisdom 2006
methods for analysing responses of wildlife to human disturbance
telemetry and GPS, it's possible to get accurate responses of mammals
to off-road recreational vehicles which is an incresing stress in
et al 2006
metabolic ecology theory for allometric scaling of tree size, growth
and mortality in tropical
tests there does not appear to be one universal model linking tree
growth with mortality - an important finding in assessing tropical
et al 2006
networks and their fragility
forwards suggestions for models to better explain ecological networks.
and Hu 2006
variation of climatic and
non-climatic controls on species
distribution: the range limit of Tsuga heterophylla
modelling can help explain species distributions.
and Currie 2006
global model of island biogeography
a new model to explain bird diversity using a combination of area-isolation
and species-energy theories.
et al 2005
of woody cover in African savannas
balance in these areas is controlled by a range of factors depending
upon rainfall which has implications for future management especially
under climate change.
et al 2005
dependence explains tree species abundance and diversity in tropical
specices cause problems for models because of the need to fit data
into theoretical distributions. This paper describes and attempt to
find a model to explain the data.
Cumming and Peterson 2005
Systems Model Approach to
Determining Resilience Surrogates
for Case Studies
need to be refined if they are to be accurate. Determining ways we
can model reslinence is important in conservation - this paer shows
how it might be done.
Lavorel and Araujo 2005
properties and geographical extent as predictors of species sensitivity
to climate change
a model of bioclimatic changes to look at plant sensitivity to climate.
It suggests that niche properties are key determinants in response
to climate change.
et al 2005
climatic stratification of the environment of Europe
of a map suitable for random sampling and modelling exercises.
Masson and Chauvin 2005
a global database of land surface parameters at 1 km resolution
a new method of assessing soil-atmosphere transfer using satellite
and Brown 2004
Universal Scaling Laws. Physics Today. Sept 2004 36-42
that scaling laws seen in physics could be used equally in biology.
et al 2004
dynamics in changing landscapes: a spatially realistic model for forest
a more effective way of modelling patch dynamics.