Scientific publications

Below are our BIOMAC publications (since the lab start in 2017), incl. original research articles, reviews, books, book chapters, conference papers, commentaries, and perspectives. BIOMAC authors are highlighted in bold. Please see the website of each BIOMAC member for his/her individual publication output (especially before 2017).


In press  


Meyer, L., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Lohmann, L.G., Hortal, J., Pereira, E.B., Rangel, T. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): Canopy height explains species richness in the largest clade of Neotropical lianas. Global Ecology and Biogeography (in press). [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Balslev, H., Baker, W.J., Dransfield, J., Göldel, B., Lim, J.Y., Onstein, R.E. & Svenning, J.-C. (2019): PalmTraits 1.0, a species-level functional trait database of palms worldwide. Scientific Data (in press).


Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Schnitzler, J., Kissling, W.D., Mosbrugger, V., Rijsdijk, K.F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Versteegh, H. & Favre, A. (2019): Origins of global mountain plant biodiversity: Testing the ‘mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis’. Journal of Biogeography (in press).


Horn, I.R., Kenens, Y., Palmblad, N.M., van der Plas-Duivesteijn, S.J., Langeveld, B.W., Meijer, H.J.M., Dalebout, H., Marissen, R.J., Fischer, A., Vincent Florens, F.B., Niemann, J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Schulp, A.S., Laros, J.F.J. & Gravendeel, B. (2019): Palaeoproteomics of bird bones for taxonomic classification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society: in press.


Steger, S, Schmaltz, E, Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Glade, T. (2019): The Walgau - a landscape shaped by landslides. In: Embleton-Hamann, C. (Ed.). Landscapes and landforms of Austria. Springer.

58. Avila, S.P., Melo, C., Berning, B., Sa, N. Quartau, R., Rijsdijk, K.F., Ramalho, R.S., Cordeiro, R., De Sa, N.C., Pimentel, A., Baptista, L., Medeiros, A., Gil, A. & Johnson, M.E. (2019): Towards a ‘Sea-Level Sensitive’ dynamic model: impact of island ontogeny and glacio-eustasy on global patterns of marine island biogeography. Biological Reviews (in press).



Musche, M. Adamescu, M., Angelstam, P., Bacher, S., Bäck, J., Buss, H.L., Duffy C., Flaim, G., Gaillardet, J., Giannakis, G.V., Haase, P., Halada, L., Kissling, W.D., Lundin, L., Matteucci, G., Meesenburg, H., Monteith, D., Nikolaidis, N.P., Pipan, T., Pyšek, P., Rowe, E.C., Roy, D.B., Sier, A., Tappeiner, U., Vilà, M., White, T., Zobel, M. & Klotz, S. (2019): Research questions to facilitate the future development of European long-term ecosystem research infrastructures: a horizon scanning exercise. Journal of Environmental Management 250: 109479. [ABSTRACT]


Schrodt, F., Bailey, J.J., Kissling, W.D., Rijsdijk, K.F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., van Ree, D., Hjort, J., Lawley, R.S., Williams, C.N., Anderson, M.G., Beier, P., van Beukering, P., Boyd, D.S., Brilha, J., Carcavilla, L., Dahlin, K.M., Gill, J.C., Gordon, J.E., Gray, M., Grundy, M., Hunter, M.L., Lawler, J.J., Monge-Ganuzas, M., Royse, K.R., Stewart, I., Record, S., Turner, W., Zarnetske, P.L. & Field, R. (2019): Opinion: To advance sustainable stewardship, we must document not only biodiversity but geodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116: 16155–16158. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Steenvoorden, J., Meddens, A.J.H., Martinez, A.J., Foster, L.J. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): The potential importance of unburned islands as refugia for the persistence of wildlife species in fire-prone ecosystems. Ecology and Evolution 9: 8800–8812. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [FRONT COVER]


Nowak, L., Kissling, W.D., Bender, I.M.A., Dehling, D.M., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Schleuning, M. (2019): Projecting consequences of global warming for the functional diversity of fleshy-fruited plants and frugivorous birds along a tropical elevational gradient. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1362–1374. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Morlon, H. & Sauquet, H. (2019): Which frugivory-related traits facilitated historical long-distance dispersal in the custard-apple family (Annonaceae)? Journal of Biogeography 46: 1874–1888. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] 


Bakx, T.R.M., Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): Use and categorization of Light Detection and Ranging vegetation metrics in avian diversity and species distribution research. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1045–1059. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Barnagaud, J.-Y., Mazet, N., Munoz, F., Grenié, M., Denelle, P., Sobral, M., Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H. & Violle, C. (2019): Functional biogeography of dietary strategies in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 1004–1017. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Kooijman, A.M., Weiler, H.A., Cusell, C., Anders, N.S., Meng, X., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Cammeraat, L.H. (2019): Litter quality and microtopography as key drivers to topsoil properties and understory plant diversity in ancient broadleaved forests on decalcified marl. Science of the Total Environment 684: 113–125. [ABSTRACT]


De Jong, M.G.G., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., de Graaff, L.W.S. (2019): In search of a stratigraphic subdivision of the period 8-0 ka in Greenland ice cores. Polish Polar Research 2: 55-78. [ABSTRACT]


Fiore, S., Elia, D., Blanquer, I., Brasileiro, F.V., Nuzzo, A., Nassisi, P., Rufino, I.A.A., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Anders, N.S., de O. Galvão, C., de B.L. Cunha, J.E., Caballer, M., Sousa-Baena, M.S., Canhos, V.P. & Aloisio, G. (2019): BioClimate: A science gateway for climate change and biodiversity research in the EUBrazilCloudConnect project. Future Generation Computer Systems 94: 895–909. [ABSTRACT]


Muñoz, G., Trøjelsgaard, K. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): A synthesis of animal-mediated seed dispersal of palms reveals distinct biogeographic differences in species interactions. Journal of Biogeography 46: 466–484. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Hardisty, A.R., Belbin, L., Hobern, D., McGeoch, M.A., Pirzl, R., Williams, K.J. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): Research infrastructure challenges in preparing Essential Biodiversity Variables data products for alien invasive species. Environmental Research Letters 14: 025005. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., Proios, K.V., Whittaker, R.J., Alonso, M.R., Borges, P.A.V., Borregaard, M.K., Cowie, R.H., Florens, F.B.V., de Frias Martins, A.M., Ibáñez, M., Kissling, W.D., de Nascimento, L., Otto, R., Parent, C.E., Rigal, F., Warren, B.H., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., van Loon, E.E., Triantis, K.A. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2019): Beyond the Last Glacial Maximum: Island endemism is best explained by long-lasting archipelago configurations. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 184–197. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Lucas, C., Bouten, W., Koma, Z., Kissling, W.D. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (2019): Identification of linear vegetation elements in a rural landscape using LiDAR point clouds. Remote Sensing 11: 292. [ABSTRACT] [CODE]


Muñoz, G., Kissling, W.D. & van Loon, E.E. (2019): Biodiversity Observations Miner: A web application to unlock primary biodiversity data from published literature. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e28737. [ABSTRACT]


Naimi, B., Hamm, N.A.S., Groen, T.A., Skidmore, A.K., Toxopeus, A.G. & Alibakhshi, S. (2019): ELSA: Entropy-based local indicator of spatial association. Spatial Statistics 29: 66-88. [ABSTRACT]


Hardisty, A.R., Michener, W.K., Agosti, D., García, E.A., Bastin, L., Belbin, B., Bowser, A., Buttigieg, P.L., Canhos, D.A.L., Egloff, W., De Giovanni, R., Figueira, R., Groom, Q., Guralnick, R.P., Hobern, D., Hugo, W., Koureas, D., Li-Qiang, J., Los, W., Manuel, J., Poelen, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Uhlir, P.F. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): The Bari Manifesto: An interoperability framework for essential biodiversity variables. Ecological Informatics 49: 22–31. [ABSTRACT]



Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Blendinger, P.G., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Muñoz, M.C., Neuschulz, E.-L., Nowak, L., Quitián, M., Saavedra, F., Santilláan, V., Töpfer, T., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2018): Morphological trait matching shapes plant-frugivore networks across the Andes. Ecography 41: 1910–1919. [ABSTRACT]


Antonelli, A.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Flantua, S.G.A.*, Bermúdez, M.A.*, Mulch, A., Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Kreft, H., Linder, H.P., Badgley, C., Fjeldså, J., Fritz, S.A., Rahbek, C., Herman, F., Hooghiemstra, H. & Hoorn, C.* (2018): Geological and climatic influences on mountain biodiversity. Nature Geoscience 11: 718–725. (* = equal contributions) [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Kissling, W.D., Walls, R., Bowser, A., Jones, M.O., Kattge, J., Agosti, D., Amengual, J., Basset, A., van Bodegom, P.M., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Denny, E.G., Deudero, S., Egloff, W., Elmendorf, S.C., Alonso García, E., Jones, K.D., Jones, O.R., Lavorel, S., Lear, D., Navarro, L.M., Pawar, S., Pirzl, R., Rüger, N., Sal, S., Salguero-Gómez, R., Schigel, D., Schulz, K.-S., Skidmore, A. & Guralnick, R.P. (2018): Towards global data products of Essential Biodiversity Variables on species traits. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1531–1540. [ABSTRACT]


Roos Lindgreen, E., van Schendel, M., Jonker, N., Kloek, J. de Graaff, L., Davidson, M.D. (2018): Evaluating the environmental impact of debit card payments. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23: 1847–1861. [ABSTRACT]

36. Koma, Zs., Rutzinger, M., Bremer, M. (2018): Automated segmentation of leaves from deciduous trees in terrestrial laser-scanning point clouds. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 99: 1–5. [ABSTRACT]
35. Serna-Chavez, H.M., Kissling, W.D., Veen, L.E., Swenson, N.G. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2018): Spatial scale-dependence of factors driving climate regulation services in the Americas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 828–838. [ABSTRACT]
34. Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Herrera‐Alsina, L., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): To adapt or go extinct? The fate of megafaunal palm fruits under past global change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180882. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]

Heinen, J.H., van Loon, E.E., Hansen, D.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): Extinction-driven changes in frugivore communities on oceanic islands. Ecography 41: 1245–1255. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [COVER] [BLOG] [YOUTUBE VIDEO]


Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Guldenaar, J. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2018): Exploring Hawaiian long-term insular geodiversity dynamics. Landform Analysis 35: 31–43. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., Baumgartner, J.B., Borges, P.A.V., Hengl, T., Kissling, W.D., van Loon, E.E. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2018): A global spatially explicit database of changes in island paleo-area and archipelago configuration during the late Quaternary. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 500–505. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Pellissier, V., Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Şekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2018): Niche packing and expansion account for species richness-productivity relationships in global bird assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 604–615. [ABSTRACT]


Seijmonsbergen A.C., De Jong M.G.G., Hagendoorn B., Oostermeijer J.G.B., Rijsdijk K.F. (2018): Geodiversity mapping in alpine areas, p. 155-170. In: Hoorn C., Perrigo A. & Antonelli A. (eds.): Mountains, climate and biodiversity. 544 pp. Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-119-15987-2. [TABLE OF CONTENTs OF BOOK]


Kissling, W.D., Ahumada, J.A., Bowser, A., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Garcia, E.A., Guralnick, R.P., Isaac, N.J.B., Kelling, S., Los, W., McRae, L., Mihoub, J.-B., Obst, M., Santamaria, M., Skidmore, A.K., Williams, K.J., Agosti, D., Amariles, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bastin, L., De Leo, F., Egloff, W., Elith J., Hobern, D., Martin, D., Pereira, H.M., Pesole, G., Peterseil, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Schmeller, D.S., Segata, N., Turak, E., Uhlir, P.F., Wee, B. & Hardisty, A.R. (2018): Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale. Biological Reviews 93: 600–625. [ABSTRACT]


Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & de Graaff, L.W.S. (2018): Hybrid geomorphological mapping in the Cuesta landscape of Luxembourg, p. 89–106 in: Kooijman, A.M., Cammeraat, L.H. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (eds.) (2018): The Luxembourg Gutland Landscape. Springer International Publishing. [TABLE OF CONTENTS OF BOOK]


Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Cammeraat, L.H. & Kooijman, A.M. (2018): Applications of physiotope mapping in the Cuesta landscape of Luxembourg, p. 253–268 in: Kooijman, A.M., Cammeraat, L.H. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (eds.) (2018): The Luxembourg Gutland Landscape. Springer International Publishing. [TABLE OF CONTENTS OF BOOK]


Kooijman, A.M., Cammeraat, L.H. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (eds.) (2018): The Luxembourg Gutland Landscape. Springer International Publishing, 276 pp. [TABLE OF CONTENTS OF BOOK]


Ávila, S.P., Cordeiro, R., Madeira, P., Silva, L., Medeiros, A., Rebelo, A.C., Melo, C., Neto, A.I., Haroun, R., Monteiro, A., Rijsdijk, K.F. & Johnson, M.E. (2018): Global change impacts on large-scale biogeographic patterns of marine organisms on Atlantic oceanic islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin 126: 101–112. [ABSTRACT]



Navarro, L.M., Fernández, N., Guerra, C., Guralnick, R., Kissling, W.D., Londoño, M.C., Muller-Karger, F., Turak, E., Balvanera, P., Costello, M.J., Delavaud, A., El Serafy, G.Y., Ferrier, S., Geijzendorffer, I., Geller, G.N., Jetz, W., Kim, E.-S., Kim, H., Martin, C.S., McGeoch, M.A., Mwampamba, T.H., Nel, J.L., Nicholson, E., Pettorelli, N., Schaepman, M.E., Skidmore, A., Sousa Pinto, I., Vergara, S., Vihervaara, P., Xu, H., Yahara, T., Gill, M. & Pereira, H.M. (2017): Monitoring biodiversity change through effective global coordination. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 158–169. [ABSTRACT]

22. Gosling, W.D., de Kruif, J., Norder, S.J., de Boer, E.J., Hooghiemstra, H., Rijsdijk, K.F. & McMichael, C.N.H. (2017): Mauritius on fire: Tracking historical human impacts on biodiversity loss. Biotropica 49: 778–783. [ABSTRACT]

Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2017): Frugivory-related traits promote speciation of tropical palms. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1903–1911. [ABSTRACT] [DATA & CODE] [PRESS RELEASE] [BLOG]


Simaiakis, S.M., Rijsdijk, K.F., Koene, E.F., Norder, S.J., Van Boxel, J.H., Stocchi, P., Hammoud, C., Kougioumoutzis, K., Georgopoulou, E., Van Loon, E. and Tjørve, K.M. (2017): Geographic changes in the Aegean Sea since the Last Glacial Maximum: Postulating biogeographic effects of sea-level rise on islands. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 471: 108–119. [Abstract]

19. Hämmerle, M., Lukac, N., Chen, K.-C., Koma, Zs., Wang, C.-K., Anders, K., & Höfle, B. (2017): Simulating various terrestrial and UAV LiDAR scanning configurations for understory forest structure modelling. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences IV-2/W: 59–65. [ABSTRACT]

Norder, S.J., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Rughooputh, S.D.D.V., van Loon, E.E., Tatayah, V., Kamminga, A.T., & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2017): Assessing temporal couplings in social–ecological island systems: historical deforestation and soil loss on Mauritius (Indian Ocean). Ecology and Society 22: 29. [ABSTRACT]


Serna-Chavez, H.M., Swenson, N.G., Weiser, M.D., van Loon, E.E., Bouten, W., Davidson, M.D., & van Bodegom, P.M. (2017): Strong biotic influences on regional patterns of climate regulation services. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 31: 787–803. [ABSTRACT] 


Kamps, M.T., Bouten, W., & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (2017): LiDAR and orthophoto synergy to optimize object-based landscape change: analysis of an active landslide. Remote Sensing 9: 805. [ABSTRACT]


Hansen, D.M., Austin, J.J., Baxter, R.H., de Boer, E.J., Falcón, W., Norder, S.J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Thébaud, C., Bunbury, N.J. and Warren, B.H. (2017): Origins of endemic island tortoises in the western Indian Ocean: a critique of the human-translocation hypothesis. Journal of Biogeography 44: 430–1435. [ABSTRACT]

14. Schmeller, D.S., Mihoub, J.-B., Bowser, A., Arvanitidis, C., Costello, M.J., Fernandez, M., Geller, G., Hobern, D., Kissling, W.D., Regan, E., Saarenmaa, H., Turak, E., & Isaac, N.J.B. (2017): Towards an operational definition of Essential Biodiversity Variables. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 2967–2972. [ABSTRACT]

Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Tsirogiannis, C., Fisikopoulos, V., Villéger, S., Sekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Biogeographic, environmental and anthropogenic determinants of global patterns in taxonomic and trait turnover in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 1190–1200. [ABSTRACT]


Davidson, M.D. (2017). Equity and the conservation of global ecosystem services. Sustainability 9: 339. [ABSTRACT]


Ilsøe, S.K.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Fjeldså, J., Sandel, B. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Global variation in woodpecker species richness shaped by tree availability. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1824–1835. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]


Phan, D.T.H., Brouwer, R., & Davidson, M.D. (2017). A global survey and review of the determinants of transaction costs of forestry carbon projects. Ecological Economics 133: 1–10. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Foppen, R.P.B. & Bouten, W. (2017): eEcoLiDAR, eScience infrastructure for ecological applications of LiDAR point clouds: reconstructing the 3D ecosystem structure for animals at regional to continental scales. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14939. [ABSTRACT]


Barratt, C.D., Bwong, B.A., Onstein, R.E., Rosauer, D.F., Menegon, M., Doggart, N., Nagel, P., Kissling, W.D. & Loader, S.P. (2017): Environmental correlates of phylogenetic endemism in amphibians and the conservation of refugia in the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa. Diversity and Distributions 23: 875–887. [ABSTRACT] [Featured on front cover]


Kissling, W.D. (2017): Has frugivory influenced the macroecology and diversification of a tropical keystone plant family? Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14944. [ABSTRACT]


Davidson, M.D. (2017): The ethics of discounting: an introduction. In A. Walsh, S. Hormio, & D. Purves (Eds.): The Ethical Underpinnings of Climate Economics, pp. 22–40. Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research, Abingdon, Routledge.


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2017): Functionally specialised birds respond flexibly to seasonal changes in fruit availability. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 800–811. [ABSTRACT] [Interview Deutschlandfunk, Forschung aktuell, audio link, in German]


Irvine, P.J., Kravitz, B., Lawrence, M.G., Gerten, D., Caminade, C., Gosling, S.N., Hendy, E., Kassie, B., Kissling, W.D., Muri, H., Oschlies, A., & Smith, S.J. (2017): Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. Earth’s Future 5: 93–106. [ABSTRACT] [Incuded in the Special Issue "Crutzen +10: Reflecting upon 10 years of geoengineering research"]


Phan, D.T.H., Brouwer, R., Hoang, L.P., & Davidson, M.D. (2017): A comparative study of transaction costs of payments for forest ecosystem services in Vietnam. Forest Policy and Economics 80: 141–149. [ABSTRACT]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Kissling, W.D., Biesmeijer, J.C., WallisDeVries, M.F., Reemer, M. & Carvalheiro, L.G. (2017): Historical changes in the importance of climate and land use as determinants of Dutch pollinator distributions. Journal of Biogeography 44: 696–707. [ABSTRACT]


Cámara-Leret, R., Faurby, S., Macía, M.J., Balslev, H., Göldel, B., Svenning, J.-C., Kissling, W.D., Rønsted, N. & Saslis-Lagoudakis, C.H. (2017): Fundamental species traits explain provisioning services of tropical American palms. Nature Plants 3: 16220. [ABSTRACT] [IBED news]