Special Issue "Biogeography and Biodiversity Conservation"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Prof. Dr. Brett R. Riddle
School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas NV 89154-4004, USA
Phone: +702 895 3133
Fax: +702 895 3956
Prof. Dr. Holger Kreft
Biodiversity, Macroecology & Conservation Biogeography Group, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, University of Göttingen, Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Phone: +49 551 39 10727
Fax: +49 551 39 3618
Biogeography attempts to document and understand spatial patterns of biological diversity and how they change over timeframes ranging from decades to millions of years - from genes to communities and ecosystems - across gradients of area, isolation, latitude, climate, depth, and elevation. Modern biogeography utilizes a toolbox including molecules, fossils, stable isotopes, satellite imaging, geographic information systems, as well as advanced statistical and mechanistic modeling. Recent advances in biogeography rely heavily on the increasing mobilization and accessibility of existing data as well as technological and methodological advances to integrate and analyze various types of data at various temporal and spatial scales. The newly emerging discipline of conservation biogeography is concerned with employing the theory, tools and approaches of biogeography to understand the geographic context of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes for the purpose of conserving biological diversity. For this special feature of the journal Diversity, we seek to survey the broadest range of developments in conservation biogeography, and invite contributions from both empirical and theoretical perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Brett R. Riddle
Prof. Dr. Holger Kreft
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- biogeographical regions
- biotic homogenization
- climate change
- conservation biogeography
- conservation planning
- geographical range collapse
- Linnean shortfall
- protected areas
- range shifting
- Wallacean shortfall
Article: Setting Conservation Priorities in a Widespread Species: Phylogeographic and Physiological Variation in the Lake Chub, Couesius plumbeus (Pisces: Cyprinidae)
Diversity 2013, 5(2), 149-165; doi:10.3390/d5020149
Received: 18 February 2013; in revised form: 18 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 2 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (788 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Diversity 2013, 5(2), 166-239; doi:10.3390/d5020166
Received: 28 January 2013; in revised form: 2 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 9 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (7515 KB)
Diversity 2013, 5(2), 263-275; doi:10.3390/d5020263
Received: 1 January 2013; in revised form: 23 March 2013 / Accepted: 27 March 2013 / Published: 11 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (688 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Diversity 2013, 5(2), 293-319; doi:10.3390/d5020293
Received: 1 March 2013; in revised form: 7 March 2013 / Accepted: 1 April 2013 / Published: 15 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1841 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Article: Biodiversity Indicators Show Climate Change Will Alter Vegetation in Parks and Protected Areas
Diversity 2013, 5(2), 352-373; doi:10.3390/d5020352
Received: 26 February 2013; in revised form: 6 March 2013 / Accepted: 6 May 2013 / Published: 16 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2493 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Diversity 2013, 5(2), 374-392; doi:10.3390/d5020374
Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 14 April 2013 / Accepted: 15 April 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1880 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 24 August 2012