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Niklas Wahlberg
Lund University
EcologyPhylogenetic treeNymphalidaeBiologyZoology
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#1Nicolas Chazot (Lund University)H-Index: 4
#2Fabien L. Condamine (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 23
Last. Kwaku Aduse-Poku (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 6
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The latitudinal diversity gradient (LDG) is arguably one of the most striking patterns in nature. The global increase in species richness toward the tropics across continents and taxonomic groups stimulated the formulation of many hypotheses to explain the underlying mechanisms of this pattern. We evaluated several of these hypotheses to explain spatial diversity patterns in the butterfly family, Nymphalidae, by assessing the contributions of speciation, extinction, and dispersal to the LDG, and...
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#2Julio A. Genaro (FSU: Florida State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Axel HausmannH-Index: 21
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#1Alena BartoňováH-Index: 1
#2Martin KonvickaH-Index: 33
Last. Zdeněk FricH-Index: 5
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#1Freerk Molleman (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 14
#2Juhan Javoiš (UT: University of Tartu)H-Index: 10
Last. James R. Carey (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 43
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Evading predators is a fundamental aspect of the ecology and evolution of all prey animals. In studying the influence of prey traits on predation risk, previous researchers have shown that crypsis reduces attack rates on resting prey, predation risk increases with increased prey activity, and rapid locomotion reduces attack rates and increases chances of surviving predator attacks. However, evidence for these conclusions is nearly always based on observations of selected species under artificial...
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#2Kwaku Aduse-PokuH-Index: 6
Last. Niklas WahlbergH-Index: 44
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#1Freek T. Bakker (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 29
#2Alexandre Antonelli (Royal Botanic Gardens)H-Index: 31
Last. Mari KällersjöH-Index: 38
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#1Anna Cassel-Lundhagen (SLU: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)H-Index: 11
#2Thomas Schmitt (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 27
Last. Peter Kaňuch (SAV: Slovak Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 11
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In this study, we examined the evolutionary outcome of and interplay between historic isolation and current selection pressures on traits more or less closely connected to fitness in the Pearly Heath butterfly (Coenonympha arcania) across its range in Europe. We hypothesized that a trait mean is more related to historic events if it has low connection to fitness, while a trait more closely connected with fitness is expected to have a mean that relates more to current selection pressures. In orde...
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#1Martin Wiemers (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 17
#2Nicolas Chazot (Lund University)H-Index: 3
Last. Niklas Wahlberg (Lund University)H-Index: 44
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With the aim of supporting ecological analyses in butterflies, the third most species-rich superfamily of Lepidoptera, this paper presents the first time-calibrated phylogeny of all 496 extant butterfly species in Europe, including 18 very localized endemics for which no public DNA sequences had been available previously. It is based on a concatenated alignment of the mitochondrial gene COI and up to 11 nuclear gene fragments, using Bayesian inference of phylogeny. To avoid analytical biases tha...
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#1Aitor Arrizabalaga-Escudero (UPV/EHU: University of the Basque Country)H-Index: 3
#2Thomas Merckx (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 23
Last. Joxerra Aihartza (UPV/EHU: University of the Basque Country)H-Index: 16
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The degree of trophic specialization determines the ability of predators to cope with changing foraging conditions, but in predators that prey on hundreds of species it is challenging to assess, especially when prey identity varies among predator individuals and across space and time. Here, we test the hypothesis that a bat species foraging on flying insects like moths will show ample flexibility in trophic niche, and this irrespective of phylogenetic relationships among moths, so as to cope wit...
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#1Pável Matos-Maraví (University of Gothenburg)H-Index: 9
#2Niklas Wahlberg (Lund University)H-Index: 44
Last. Carla M. Penz (UNO: University of New Orleans)H-Index: 13
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Regional species diversity is ultimately explained by speciation, extinction, and dispersal. Here we estimate dispersal and speciation rates in Neotropical rainforest biomes to propose an explanation for the distribution and diversity of extant butterfly species. We focus on the butterfly tribe Brassolini (Owl butterflies and allies): a Neotropical group that comprises 17 genera and 108 species, most of them endemic to rainforest biomes. We infer a total-evidence species tree of Brassolini using...
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