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Luigi Maiorano
Sapienza University of Rome
94Publications
35H-index
3,812Citations
Publications 94
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#1Bianca SaladinH-Index: 2
#2Wilfried Thuiller (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 97
Last.Niklaus E. ZimmermannH-Index: 52
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Phylogenetic turnover quantifies the evolutionary distance among species assemblages and is central to understanding the main drivers shaping biodiversity. It is affected both by geographic and environmental distance between sites. Therefore, analyzing phylogenetic turnover in environmental space requires removing the effect of geographic distance. Here, we apply a novel approach by deciphering phylogenetic turnover of European tetrapods in environmental space after removing geographic land dist...
#1Luigi Maiorano (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 35
#2Luca Chiaverini (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 2
Last.Paolo Ciucci (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Species ranges are changing in response to human-related disturbances and often management and conservation decisions must be based on incomplete information. In this context, species distribution models (SDMs) represent the most widely used tool, but they often lack any reference to demographic performance of the population under study, spatial structure of the habitat patches, or connectivity at the landscape level. Combining a multi-state SDM with a landscape pattern analysis and a m...
#1João Braga (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
#2Laura J. Pollock (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 10
Last.Stéphane Dray (UCBL: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1)H-Index: 32
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#1Aija S. Kukkala (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 8
#2Luigi Maiorano (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 35
Last.Anni Arponen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 17
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Abstract The concept of National responsibility species (NRS) was developed to coordinate the conservation efforts of species occurring in multiple countries. Calculated as the fraction of the global species' distribution within a country, it measures the contribution of a local population to global survival of the species. However, there may be more co-occurring species in one region than another, making the conservation of a species more cost-efficient in the first than the latter. If cost-eff...
#1Greta Busseni (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn)H-Index: 1
#2Fabio Rocha Jimenez Vieira ('ENS Paris': École Normale Supérieure)H-Index: 2
Last.Remo Sanges (SISSA: International School for Advanced Studies)H-Index: 1
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Diatoms (Bacillariophyta), one of the most abundant and diverse groups of marine phytoplankton, respond rapidly to the supply of new nutrients, often out-competing other phytoplankton. Herein, we integrated analyses of the evolution, distribution and expression modulation of two gene families involved in diatom nitrogen uptake (DiAMT1 and DiNRT2), in order to infer the main drivers of divergence in a key functional trait of phytoplankton. Our results suggest that major steps in the evolution of ...
Unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss raise the urgency for preserving species ability to cope with ongoing global changes. An approach in this direction is to target intra-specific hotspots of genetic diversity as conservation priorities. However, these hotspots are often identified by sampling at a spatial resolution too coarse to be useful in practical management of threatened species, hindering the long-appealed dialog between conservation stakeholders and conservation genetic researchers...
#1Luca Santini (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 15
#2Samuel Pironon (Royal Botanic Gardens)H-Index: 1
Last.Wilfried Thuiller (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 97
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#1Miguel B. Araújo (University of Évora)H-Index: 77
#2Robert P. Anderson (CCNY: City College of New York)H-Index: 25
Last.Babak Naimi (Wild Center)H-Index: 7
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Demand for models in biodiversity assessments is rising, but which models are adequate for the task? We propose a set of best-practice standards and detailed guidelines enabling scoring of studies based on species distribution models for use in biodiversity assessments. We reviewed and scored 400 modeling studies over the past 20 years using the proposed standards and guidelines. We detected low model adequacy overall, but with a marked tendency of improvement over time in model building and, to...
#1Luca SantiniH-Index: 15
#2Nick J. B. IsaacH-Index: 35
Last.Wilfried Thuiller (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 97
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