New results presented at the IBS Meeting 2019

Many pieces of the Earth’s biodiversity puzzle are still lacking. Conservative estimates indicate that we know less than 20% of all living species of the planet. Mapping the missing pieces of the biodiversity puzzle can help scientists and decision makers to identify where on Earth we should put more boots on the ground. In this... Continue Reading →


New paper on species discovery trends

Our knowledge of biodiversity is extremely limited. Even counting the total number of species on Earth is a difficult task. Understanding which factors affect species discoveries is important for planning actions that aim to reduce knowledge gaps. In this study, we sought to understand how geographical and socioeconomic factors affect the species descriptions in the... Continue Reading →

Round table in the Brazilian Congress of Ecology

The technological developments accumulated over the last decades boosted the expansion of macroecology, resulting in the emergence of numerous approaches to study biodiversity patterns. Understanding the applicability, potentiality, and limitations of numerous approaches in macroecology may be challenging, particular to undergraduate and graduate students.  We presented a round table in the 13th Brazilian Congress of... Continue Reading →

New paper on snake beta diversity

Altered precipitation patterns are expected under climate change but their effects on ecological communities are largely understudied. In this recent published study, we show how differences in climatological regimes can change processes mediating species coexistence, showing that tropical ectothermic assemblage structure is less predictable by climate when those assemblages are facing warm and dryer conditions.... Continue Reading →

New paper on snake biogeography

In describing how life on Earth is geographically organized, we can move answer multiple questions in ecology and biogeography, besides contributing to the development of more realistic conservation plans. In this new study, we propose a novel approach to perform biogeographic regionalization of spatially discontinuous community data, without assuming that species are in equilibrium with... Continue Reading →

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