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  

158. Boom, M.P. & Kissling, W.D. (2024): Making better use of tracking data can reveal the spatiotemporal and intraspecific variability of species distributions. Ecography (in press).


157. Schrodt, F., Vernham, G., Bailey, J., Field, R., Gordon, J.E., Gray, M., Hjort, J., Hoorn, C., Hunter, M., Larwood, J., Lausch, A., Monge-Ganuzas, M., Miller, S., van Ree, D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Zarnetske, P.L. & Kissling, W.D. (2024): The status and future of essential geodiversity variables. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: 20230052. [ABSTRACT]

Alsbach, C.M.E., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Hoorn, C. (2024): Geodiversity in the Amazon drainage basin. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 382: 20230065. [ABSTRACT]


Hjort, J., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Kemppinen, J., Tukiainen, H., Maliniemi, T., Gordon, J.E., Alahuhta, J., Gray, M. (2024): Towards a taxonomy of geodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 382: 20230060. [ABSTRACT]

154. Polman, E.M.N., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Versteegh, H. & Kissling, W.D. (2024): Global geodiversity components are not equally represented in UNESCO Global Geoparks. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 382: 20230054. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]

Gray, M., Fox, N., Gordon, J.E., Brilha, J., Charkraborty, A., Glória Garcia da, M., Hjort, J., Kubalíková, L., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Urban, J. (2024): Boundary of ecosystem services: a response to Chen et al. (2023). Journal of Environmental Management 351: 119666. [ABSTRACT]



Høye, T.T., August, T., Balzan, M.V., Biesmeijer, K., Bonnet, P., Breeze, T.D., Dominik, C., Gerard, F., Joly, A., Kalkman, V., Kissling, W.D., Metodiev, T., Moeslund, J., Potts, S., Roy, D.B., Schweiger, O., Senapathi, D., Settele, J., Stoev, P., & Stowell, D. (2023): Modern approaches to the monitoring of biodiversity (MAMBO). Research Ideas and Outcomes 9: e116951. [ABSTRACT]


Gonzalez, A., Vihervaara, P., Balvanera, P., Bates, A.E., Bayraktarov, E., Bellingham, P.J., Bruder, A., Campbell, J., Catchen, M.D., Cavender-Bares, J., Chase, J., Coops, N., Costello, M.J., Czúcz, B., Delavaud, A., Dornelas, M., Dubois, G., Duffy, E.J., Eggermont, H., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Ferrier, S., Geller, G.N., Gill, M., Gravel, D., Guerra, C.A., Guralnick, R., Harfoot, M., Hirsch, T., Hoban, S., Hughes, A.C., Hugo, W., Hunter, M.E., Isbell, F., Jetz, W., Juergens, N., Kissling, W.D., Krug, C.B., Kullberg, P., Le Bras, Y., Leung, B., Londoño-Murcia, M.C., Lord, J.-M., Loreau, M., Luers, A., Ma, K., MacDonald, A.J., Maes, J., McGeoch, M., Mihoub, J.B., Millette, K.L., Molnar, Z., Montes, E., Mori, A.S., Muller-Karger, F.E., Muraoka, H., Nakaoka, M., Navarro, L., Newbold, T., Niamir, A., Obura, D., O’Connor, M., Paganini, M., Pelletier, D., Pereira, H., Poisot, T., Pollock, L.J., Purvis, A., Radulovici, A., Rocchini, D., Roeoesli, C., Schaepman, M., Schaepman-Strub, G., Schmeller, D.S., Schmiedel, U., Schneider, F.D., Shakya, M.M., Skidmore, A., Skowno, A.L., Takeuchi, Y., Tuanmu, M.-N., Turak, E., Turner, W., Urban, M.C., Urbina-Cardona, N., Valbuena, R., Van de Putte, A., van Havre, B., Wingate, V.R., Wright, E., & Torrelio, C.Z. (2023): A global biodiversity observing system to unite monitoring and guide action. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7: 1947–1952. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Pampus van, M., Hoogenboom, B., Hoorn, C. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C.: Uncertainties in the debate on the environmental impact of lithium brine extraction in the Salar de AStacama, Chile. Evolving Earth 1: 100024. [ABSTRACT]


Aschi, F., Dekker, S.C., van Vuuren, D.P., Bogaart, P.W., Rijsdijk, K.F., & van Loon, E.E. (2023): Costs and benefits of protecting linear landscape elements: Applying systematic conservation planning on a case study in the Netherlands. Journal of Environmental Management 348: 119262. [ABSTRACT]


Wölke, F.J.R., Cabral, A., Lim, J.Y., Kissling, W.D. & Onstein, R.E. (2023): Africa as an evolutionary arena for large fruits. New Phytologist 240: 1574–1586. [ABSTRACT] [CODE]


Antonelli, A. & 186 co-authors (incl. Kissling, W.D.) (2023): State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2023. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [REPORT]


Shi, Y. & Kissling, W.D. (2023): Performance, effectiveness and computational efficiency of powerline extraction methods for quantifying ecosystem structure from light detection and ranging. GIScience & Remote Sensing 60: 2260637. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Kissling, W.D. & Shi, Y. (2023): Which metrics derived from airborne laser scanning are essential to measure the vertical profile of ecosystems? Diversity and Distributions 29: 1315–1320. [ABSTRACT]


Schaller, C., Ginzler, C., van Loon, E., Moos, C., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Dorren, L. (2023): Improving country-wide individual tree detection using local maxima methods based on statistically modeled forest structure information. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 123: 103480. [ABSTRACT]


Quaife, T., Pinnington, E.M., Marzahn, P., Kaminski, T., Vossbeck, M., Timmermans, J., Isola, C., Rommen, B. & Loew, A. (2022): Synergistic retrievals of leaf area index and soil moisture from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2. International Journal of Image and Data Fusion 14: 225–242. [ABSTRACT]


Timmermans, J. & Kissling, W.D. (2023): Advancing terrestrial biodiversity monitoring with satellite remote sensing in the context of the Kunming-Montreal global biodiversity framework. Ecological Indicators 154: 110773. [ABSTRACT]


Lumbierres, M. & Kissling, W.D. (2023): Important first steps towards designing the freshwater, marine and terrestrial Essential Biodiversity Variable (EBV) workflows for the European Biodiversity Observation Network. Research Ideas and Outcomes 9: e109120. [ABSTRACT]


Morpurgo, J., Kissling, W.D., Tyrrell, P., Negret, P.J., van Bodegom, P.M. & Allan, J.R. (2023): Response letter to correspondence letter: “Tropical deforestation: elections vs. bad governance”. Biological Conservation 283: 110054. [ABSTRACT]


Dornelas, M., Chow, C., Patchett, R., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., Beja, P., Carvalho, L., Jandt, U., Junker, J., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Lumbierres, M., Solheim, A.L., Mjelde, M., Moreira , F., Musche, M., Pereira, H., Sandin, L. & Van Grunsven, R. (2023): Deliverable 4.2 Novel technologies for biodiversity monitoring - Final Report. ARPHA Preprints 4: e105600. [ABSTRACT]


de Nobel, J.S., Rijsdijk, K.F., Cornelissen, P. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (2023): Towards prediction and mapping of grassland aboveground biomass using handheld LiDAR. Remote Sensing 15: 1754. [ABSTRACT]


Santana, J., Porto, M., Brotons, L., Junker, J., Kissling, W.D., Lumbierres, M., Moe, J., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Pereira, H., Lyche Solheim, A., Villero, D., Moreira, F. & Beja, P. (2023): D3.2 Report on gaps and important new areas for monitoring in Europe. ARPHA Preprints 4: e103657. [ABSTRACT]


Morán-Ordóñez, A., Beja, P., Fraixedas, S., Herrando, S., Junker, J., Kissling, W. D., Lumbierres, M., Lyche Solheim, A., Miret, G., Moe, J., Moreira, F., Pereira, H., Santana, J., Villero, D. & Brotons, L. (2023): D3.3 Identification of current monitoring workflows and bottlenecks. ARPHA Preprints 4: e103765. [ABSTRACT]


Chen, Q., Timmermans, J., Wen, W. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2023): Ecosystems threatened by intensified drought with divergent vulnerability. Remote Sensing of Environment 289: 113512. [ABSTRACT]


Morpurgo, J., Kissling, W.D., Tyrrell, P., Negret, P.J., van Bodegom, P.M. & Allan, J.R. (2023): The role of elections as drivers of tropical deforestation. Biological Conservation 279: 109832. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE] [COMMENTARY] [RESPONSE TO COMMENTARY]


Junker, J., Beja, P., Brotons, L., Fernandez, M., Fernández, N., Kissling, W.D., Lumbierres, M., Lyche Solheim, A., Maes, J., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Moreira, F., Musche, M., Santana, J., Valdez, J. & Pereira, H. (2023): D4.1. Revised list and specifications of EBVs and EESVs for a European wide biodiversity observation network. ARPHA Preprints 4: e102530. [ABSTRACT]


Heinen, J. H., Florens, F.B.V., Baider, C., Hume, J.P., Kissling, W.D., Whittaker, R.J., Rahbek, C. & Borregaard, M.K. (2023): Novel plant–frugivore network on Mauritius is unlikely to compensate for the extinction of seed dispersers. Nature Communications 14: 1019. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Kissling, W.D. & Lumbierres, M. (2023): Essential Biodiversity Variable workflows: designing the freshwater, marine and terrestrial EBV workflows from data collection to modeling. ARPHA Preprints 4: e101949. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


McFadden, I.R.*, Sendek, A.*, Brosse, M., Bach, P.M., Baity-Jesi, M., Bolliger, J., Bollmann, K., Brockerhoff, E.G., Donati, G., Gebert, F., Ghosh, S., Ho, H.C., Khaliq, I., Lever, J.J., Logar, I., Moor, H., Odermatt, D., Pellissier, L., de Queiroz, L., Rixen, C., Schuwirth, N., Shipley, J.R., Twining, C.W., Vitasse, Y., Vorburger, C., Wong, M.K.L., Zimmermann, N.E., Seehausen, O., Gossner, M.M., Matthews, B., Graham, C.H., Altermatt, F., Narwani, A. (2022): Linking human impacts to community processes in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Ecology Letters 26: 203–218.  (*Equal contribution, selected as cover article). [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


de Graaff, L. W. S., Rodés, Á., Pallàs Serra, R., Anders, N. S., Seijmonsbergen, A. C. & De Jong, M. G. G. (2023): 10Be age datings of Late Würmian erratics from Vorarlberg (Austria) and southern Germany. inatura – Forschung online 106: 8 S. [Download PDF]


Sánchez-Barradas, A., Dáttilo, W., Santiago-Alarcon, D., Kissling, W.D. & Villalobos, F. (2023): Combining geographic distribution and trait information to infer predator-prey species-level interaction properties. Diversity 15: 61. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Shi, Y., Koma, Z., Meijer, C., Ku, O., Nattino, F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Grootes, M.W. (2023): Country-wide data of ecosystem structure from the third Dutch airborne laser scanning survey. Data in Brief 46: 108798. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]



Pereira, H.M., Junker, J., Fernández, N., Maes, J., Beja, P., Bonn, A., Breeze, T., Brotons, L., Bruehlheide, H., Buchhorn, M., Capinha, C., Chow, C., Dietrich, K., Dornelas, M., Dubois, G., Fernandez, M., Frenzel, M., Friberg, N., Fritz, S., Georgieva, I., Gobin, A., Guerra, C., Haande, S., Herrando, S., Jandt, U., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Langer, C., Liquete, C., Lyche Solheim, A., Martí , D., Martin, J.G.C., Masur, A., McCallum, I., Mjelde, M., Moe, J., Moersberger, H., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Moreira, F., Musche, M., Navarro, L.M., Orgiazzi, A., Patchett, R., Penev, L., Pino, J., Popova, G., Potts, S., Ramon, A., Sandin, L., Santana, J., Sapundzhieva, A., See, L., Shamoun-Baranes, J., Smets, B., Stoev, P., Tedersoo, L., Tiimann, L., Valdez, J., Vallecillo, S., Van Grunsven, R.H.A., Van De Kerchove, R., Villero, D., Visconti, P., Weinhold, C. & Zuleger, A.M. (2022): Europa Biodiversity Observation Network: integrating data streams to support policy. ARPHA Preprints 3: e81207. [ABSTRACT]


Lameris, T.K., Pokrovskaya, O.B., Kondratyev, A.V., Anisimov, Y.A., Buitendijk, N.H., Glazov, P.M., van der Jeugd, H.P., Kampichler, C., Kruckenberg, H., Litvin, K.E., Loshchagina, J.A., Moonen, S., Müskens, G.J.D., Nolet, B.A., Schreven, K.H.T., Sierdsema, H., Zaynagutdinova, E.M. & Boom, M.P. (2023): Barnacle geese Branta leucopsis breeding on Novaya Zemlya: current distribution and population size estimated from tracking data. Polar Biology 46: 67–76. [ABSTRACT]


Wen, W., Timmermans, J., Chen, Q., van Bodegom, P. (2022): Monitoring the combined effects of drought and salinity stress on crops using remote sensing. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 26: 4537–4552. [ABSTRACT]


Rijsdijk, K. (2022): Heg: Een behaaglijk landschap voor mens en natuur. Noordboek Natuur.


Bellot, S., Lu, Y., Antonelli, A., Baker, W.J., Dransfield, J., Forest, F., Kissling, W.D., Leitch, I.J., Lughada, E.N., Ondo, I., Pironon, S., Walker, B.E., Cámara-Leret, R. & Bachman, S.P. (2022): The likely extinction of hundreds of palm species threatens their contributions to people and ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 1710–1722. [ABSTRACT] [PERSPECTIVE] [PRESS RELEASE]


De Groeve, J., Kusumoto, B., Koene, E., Kissling, W.D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Hoeksema, B.W., Yasuhara, M., Norder, S.J., Cahyarini, S.Y., van der Geer, A., Meijer, H.J.M., Kubota, Y. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2022): Global raster dataset on historic coastline positions and shelf sea extents since the Last Glacial Maximum. Global Ecology & Biogeography 31: 21622171. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Shi, Y., Koma, Z., Meijer, C., Ku, O., Nattino, F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Grootes, M.W. (2022): Laserfarm — A high-throughput workflow for generating geospatial data products of ecosystem structure from airborne laser scanning point clouds. Ecological Informatics 72: 101836. [ABSTRACT] [CURRENT SOFTWARE VERSION] [DOCUMENTATION] [GitHub]


O’Bryan, C.J., Allan, J.R., Suarez-Castro, A.F., Delsen, D.M., Buij, R., McClure, C.J.W., Rehbein, J.A., Virani, M.Z., McCabe, J.D., Tyrell, P., Negret, P.J., Greig, C., Brehony, P. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): Human impacts on the world’s raptors. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 624896. [ABSTRACT]


Zhao, Z., Koulouzis, S., Bianchi, R., Farshidi, S., Shi, Z., Xin, R., Wang, Y., Li, N., Shi, Y., Timmermans, J. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): Notebook-as-a-VRE (NaaVRE): from private notebooks to a collaborative cloud virtual research environment. Software: Practice and Experience 52: 1947–1966. [ABSTRACT] [Featured Cover]


Allan, J.R., Possingham, H.P., Atkinson, S.C., Waldron, A., Di Marco, M., Butchart, S.H.M., Adams, V.M., Kissling, W.D., Worsdell, T., Sandbrook, C., Gibbon, G., Kumar, K., Mehta, P., Maron, M., Williams, B.A., Jones, K.R., Wintle, B.A., Reside, A.E. & Watson, J.E.M. (2022): The minimum land area requiring conservation attention to safeguard biodiversity. Science 376: 1094–1101. [ABSTRACT] [PERSPECTIVE] [PRESS RELEASE]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Berenguer, E., Oliveras, I., Bauman, D., Corral-Rivas, J.J., Nava-Miranda, M.G., Both, S., Ndong, J.E., Ondo, F.E., Bengone, N.N., Mihinhou, V., Dalling, J.W., Heineman, K., Figueiredo, A., González-M, R., Norden, N., Hurtado-M, A.B., González, D., Salgado-Negret, B., Reis, S.M., Moraes de Seixas, M.M., Farfan-Rios, W., Shenkin, A., Riutta, T., Girardin, C.A.J., Moore, S., Abernethy, K., Asner, G.P., Bentley, L.P., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Cernusak, L.A., Enquist, B.J., Ewers, R.M., Ferreira, J., Jeffery, K.J., Joly, C.A., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Martin, R.E., Morandi, P.S., Phillips, O.L., Lewis, S.L., Quesada, C.A., Marimon, B.S., Kissling, W.D., Silman, M., The, Y.A., White, L.J.T., Salinas, N., Coomes, D.A., Barlow, J., Adu-Bredu, S. & Malhi, Y. (2022): Functional susceptibility of tropical forests to climate change. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 878–889. [ABSTRACT] [CODE]


Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Valentijn, S., Westerhof, L. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2022): Exploring ocean floor geodiversity in relation to mineral resources in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. Resources 11: 60. [ABSTRACT]


Steger, S, Schmaltz, E, Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Glade, T. (2022): The Walgau - a landscape shaped by landslides. In: Embleton-Hamann, C. (Ed.). Landscapes and landforms of Austria. Springer. [ABSTRACT]


Hauser, L.T., Timmermans, J., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., van Bodegom, P.M. (2022): Linking land use and plant functional diversity patterns in Sabah, Borneo, through large-scale spatially continuous Sentinel-2 inference. Land 11: 572.


Chen, Q., Timmermans, J., Wen, W. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2022): A multi-metric assessment of drought vulnerability across different vegetation types using high resolution remote sensing. Science of The Total Environment 832: 154970.


Wang, Y., Koulouzis, S., Bianchi, R., Li, N., Shi, Y., Timmermans, J., Kissling, W.D. & Zhao, Z. (2022): Scaling notebooks as re-configurable cloud workflows. Data Intelligence 4: 409–425. [ABSTRACT]


Nowak, L., Schleuning, M., Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D. & Fritz, S.A. (2022): Independent variation of avian sensitivity to climate change and adaptive capacity along a tropical elevational gradient. Diversity and Distributions 28: 11231135. [ABSTRACT]


Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D. & Linder, H.P. (2022): The megaherbivore gap after the non-avian dinosaur extinctions modified trait evolution and diversification of tropical palms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: 20212633. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Nowak, L., Schleuning, M., Bender, I.M.A., Böhning-Gaese, K., Dehling, D.M., Fritz, S.A., Kissling, W.D., Mueller, T., Neuschulz, E.L., Pigot, A.L., Sorensen, M.C. & Donoso, I. (2022): Avian seed dispersal may be insufficient for plants to track future temperature change on tropical mountains. Global Ecology & Biogeography 31: 848–860. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


van der Geer, A.A.E., Claessens, L.P.A.M., Rijsdijk, K.F. & Lyras, G.A. (2022): The changing face of the dodo (Aves: Columbidae: Raphus cucullatus): iconography of the Walghvogel of Mauritius. Historical Biology 34: 648–657. [ABSTRACT]


Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Grootes, M.W., Nattino, F., Groot, J., Sierdsema, H., Foppen, R. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): Better together? Assessing different remote sensing products for predicting habitat suitability of wetland birds. Diversity and Distributions 28: 685–699. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE] [BIRD DATA]


Dracxler, C.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2022): The mutualism–antagonism continuum in Neotropical palm–frugivore interactions: from interaction outcomes to ecosystem dynamics. Biological Reviews 97: 527–553. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


McFadden, I.R., Fritz, S.A., Zimmermann, N.E., Pellissier, L., Kissling, W.D., Tobias, J.A., Schleuning, M. & Graham, C.H. (2022): Global plant-frugivore trait matching is shaped by climate and biogeographic history. Ecology Letters 25: 686–696. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE] [PRESS RELEASE]


Lim, J.Y., Huang, H., Farnsworth, A., Lunt, D.J., Baker, W.J., Morley, R.J., Kissling, W.D. & Hoorn, C. (2022): The Cenozoic history of palms: global diversification, biogeography, and the decline of megathermal forests. Global Ecology & Biogeography 31: 425–439. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Méndez, L., Viana, D.S., Alzate, A., Kissling, W.D., Eiserhardt, W.L., Rozzi, R., Rakotoarinivo, M. & Onstein, R.E. (2022): Megafrugivores as fading shadows of the past: extant frugivores and the abiotic environment as the most important determinants of the distribution of palms on Madagascar. Ecography 2022(2): e05885. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE] [SUPPORTING INFO]



Mittelman, P., Dracxler, C. M., Santos-Coutinho, P. R. O., & Pires, A. S. (2021): Sowing forests: a synthesis of seed dispersal and predation by agoutis and their influence on plant communities. Biological Reviews 96: 2425-2445. [ABSTRACT]


Hauser, L.T., Féret, J.-B., An Binh, N., van der Windt, N., Sil, Â.F., Timmermans, J., Soudzilovskaia, N.A. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2021): Towards scalable estimation of plant functional diversity from Sentinel-2: In-situ validation in a heterogeneous (semi-)natural landscape. Remote Sensing of Environment 262: 112505. [ABSTRACT]


Hauser, L.T., Timmermans, J., van der Windt, N., Sil, Â.F., César de Sá, N., Soudzilovskaia, N.A. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2021): Explaining discrepancies between spectral and in-situ plant diversity in multispectral satellite earth observation. Remote Sensing of Environment 265: 112684. [ABSTRACT]


Hammoud, C., Kougioumoutzis, K., Rijsdijk, K.F., Simaiakis, S. M., Norder, S.J., Foufopoulos, J., Georgopoulou, E. & Van Loon, E. E. (2021): Past connections with the mainland structure patterns of insular species richness in a continental-shelf archipelago (Aegean Sea, Greece). Ecology and Evolution 11: 5441–5458. [ABSTRACT]


Skidmore, A.K., Coops, N.C., Neinavaz, E., Ali, A., Schaepman, M.E., Paganini, M., Kissling, W.D., Vihervaara, P., Darvishzadeh, R., Feilhauer, H., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Gorelick, N., Geizendorffer, I., Heiden, U., Heurich, M., Hobern, D., Holzwarth, S., Muller-Karger, F.E., Van De Kerchove, R., Lausch, A., Leitão, P.J., Lock, M.C., Mücher, C.A., O'Connor, B., Rocchini, D., Roeoesli, C., Turner, W., Vis, J.K., Wang, T., Wegmann, M. & Wingate, V. (2021): Priority list of biodiversity metrics to observe from space. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5: 896–906. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


de Vries, J.P.R., Koma, Z., Wallis de Vries, M.F. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Identifying fine-scale habitat preferences of threatened butterflies using airborne laser scanning. Diversity and Distributions 27: 1251–1264. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] [NEWS]


Lim, J.Y., Wasserman, M.D., Veen, J., Despres-Einspenner, M.-L. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Ecological and evolutionary significance of primates’ most consumed plant families. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20210737. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE]


De Jong, M.G.G., Sterk, H.P., Shinneman, S. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (2021): Hierarchical geomorphological mapping in mountainous areas. Journal of Maps 17: 214-225. [ABSTRACT]


Koma, Z., Grootes, M.W., Meijer, C.W., Nattino, F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Sierdsema, H., Foppen, R. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Niche separation of wetland birds revealed from airborne laser scanning. Ecography 44: 907–918. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] [PRESS RELEASE]


Koma, Z., Zlinszky, A., Bekő, L., Burai, P., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Quantifying 3D vegetation structure in wetlands using differently measured airborne laser scanning data. Ecological Indicators 127: 107752. [ABSTRACT] [CODE] [PRESS RELEASE]


Sales, L., Kissling, W.D., Galetti, M., Naimi, B. & Pires, M. (2021): Climate change reshapes the eco-evolutionary dynamics of a Neotropical seed dispersal system. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 1129–1138. [ABSTRACT]


Jamison-Daniels, S.-L., Kissling, W.D., Botha, M., Harris, M.A., Gordon, C.E. & Greve, M. (2021): The role of deterministic succession during forest development within a southern African savanna. Biotropica 53: 466–476. [ABSTRACT]


Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Classifying wetland-related land cover types and habitats using fine-scale lidar metrics derived from country-wide Airborne Laser Scanning. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 7: 80–96. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [CODE]


Lenters, T.P., Henderson, A., Dracxler, C.M., Elias, G.A., Mogue Kamga, S., Couvreur, T.L.P. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Integration and harmonization of trait data from plant individuals across heterogeneous sources. Ecological Informatics 62: 101206. [ABSTRACT] [CODE] [BOOKDOWN] [DATA] [YouTube]


Wen, W., Timmermans, J., Chen, Q. & van Bodemgom, P. (2021): A review of remote sensing challenges for food security with respect to salinity and drought threats. Remote Sensing 13: 6. [ABSTRACT]


Onstein, R.E., Vink, D.N., Veen, J., Barrat, C.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Wich, S.A. & Kissling, W.D. (2021): Understanding the relationship between fruit colour and primate vision requires multiple lines of evidence. A reply to Heymann & Fuzessy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 20202981. [ABSTRACT]


Aguirre‐Gutiérrez, J., Rifai, S., Shenkin, A., Oliveras, I., Bentley, L.P., Svátek, M., Girardin, C.A.J., Both, S., Riutta, T., Berenguer, E., Kissling, W.D., Bauman, D., Raab, N., Moore, S., Farfan-Rios, W., Figueiredo, A., Reis, S.M., Ndong, J.E., Ondo, F.E., Bengone, N.N., Mihinhou, V., Moraes de Seixas, M.M., Adu-Bredu, S., Abernethy, K., Asner, G.P., Barlow, J., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Coomes, D.A., Cernusak, L.A., Enquist, B.J., Ewers, R.M., Ferreira, J., Jeffery, K.J., Joly, C.A., Lewis, S.L., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Martin, R.E., Morandi, P.S., Phillips, O.L., Quesada, C.A., Salinas, N., Schwantes Marimon, B., Silman, M., Teh, Y.A., White, L.J.T. & Malhi, Y. (2021): Pantropical modelling of canopy functional traits using Sentinel-2 remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment 252: 112122. [ABSTRACT]



Flantua, S.G.A., Payne, D., Borregaard, M.K., Beierkuhnlein, C., Steinbauer, M.J., Dullinger, S., Essl, F., Irl, S.D.H., Kienle, D., Kreft, H., Lenzner, B., Norder, S.J., Rijsdijk, K.F., Rumpf, S.B., Weigelt, P. & Field, R. (2020): Snapshot isolation and isolation history challenge the analogy between mountains and islands used to understand endemism. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 1651–1673. [ABSTRACT]


Lindsey, P., Allan, J., Brehony, P., Dickman, A., Robson, A., Begg, C., Bhammar, H., Blanken, L., Breuer, T., Fitzgerald, K., Flyman, M., Gandiwa, P., Giva, N., Kaelo, D., Nampindo, S., Nyambe, N., Steiner, K., Parker, A., Roe, D., Thomson, P., Trimble, M., Caron, A. & Tyrrell, P. (2020): Conserving Africa’s wildlife and wildlands through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1300–1310. [ABSTRACT]


Meijer, C., Grootes, M.W., Koma, Z., Dzigan, Y., Gonçalves, R., Andela, B., van den Oord, G., Ranguelova, E., Renaud, N. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Laserchicken - A tool for distributed feature calculation from massive LiDAR point cloud datasets. SoftwareX 12: 100626. [ABSTRACT] [SOFTWARE CODE] [USER MANUAL]  


Hauser, L.T., Binh, N.A., Hoa, P.V., Quan, N.H. & Timmermans, J. (2020): Gap-free monitoring of annual mangrove forest dynamics in Ca Mau Province, Vietnamese Mekong Delta, using the Landsat-7-8 archives and post-classification temporal optimization. Remote Sensing 12: 3729. [ABSTRACT]


Meyer, L., Kissling, W.D., Lohmann, L.G., Hortal, J. & Diniz-Filho, J.A.F. (2020): Deconstructing species richness–environment relationships in Neotropical lianas. Journal of Biogeography 47: 2168–2180. [ABSTRACT]


Lim, J.Y., Svenning, J.-C., Göldel, B., Faurby, S. & Kissling, W.D. (2020). Frugivore-fruit size relationships between palms and mammals reveal past and future defaunation impacts. Nature Communications 11: 4904. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE] [BLOG POST] [DATA & CODE]


Rijsdijk, K.F., Buijs, S., Quartau, R., Aguilée, R., Norder, S.J., Ávila, S.P., de Medeiros, S.M.T., Nunes, J.C.C., Elias, R.B., Melo, C.S., Stocchi, P., Koene, E.F.M., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., de Boer, W.M. & Borges, P.A.V. (2020): Recent geospatial dynamics of Terceira (Azores, Portugal) and the theoretical implications for the biogeography of active volcanic islands. Frontiers of Biogeography 12(3): e45003. [ABSTRACT]


Ward, M., Saura, S., Williams, B., Ramírez-Delgado, J.P., Arafeh-Dalmau, N., Allan, J.R., Venter, O., Dubois, G. & Watson, J.E.M. (2020): Just ten percent of the global terrestrial protected area network is structurally connected via intact land. Nature Communications 11: 4563. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Braczkowski, A., Gopalaswamy, A.M., Nsubuga, M., Allan, J., Biggs, D. & Maron, M. (2020): Detecting early warnings of pressure on an African lion (Panthera leo) population in the Queen Elizabeth Conservation Area, Uganda. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 1: e12015. [ABSTRACT]


Braczkowski, A., Gopalaswamy, A.M., Elliot, N.B., Possingham, H.P., Bezzina, A., Maron, M., Biggs, D. & Allan, J.R. (2020): Restoring Africa's lions: start with good counts. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 138. [ABSTRACT]


Rehbein, J.A., Watson, J.E.M., Lane, J.L., Sonter, L.J., Venter, O., Atkinson, S.C. & Allan, J.R. (2020): Renewable energy development threatens many globally important biodiversity areas. Global Change Biology 26: 30403051. [ABSTRACT]


do Nascimento, L.F., Guimarães Jr, P.R., Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D. & Pires, M.M. (2020): Associated evolution of fruit size and color and defensive traits in Neotropical palms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 858868. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Chudzinska, M., Dupont, Y.L., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Maia, K.P., Henriksen, M., Rasmussen, C., Kissling, W.D., Hagen, M. & Trøjelsgaard, K. (2020): Combining the strengths of agent-based modelling and network statistics to understand animal movement and interactions with resources: example from within-patch foraging decisions of bumblebees. Ecological Modelling 430: 109119. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., de Lima, R.F., de Nascimento, L., Lim, J.Y., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Romeiras, M.M., Elias, R.B., Cabezas, F.J., Catarino, L., Ceríaco, L.M.P., Castilla-Beltrán, A., Gabriel, R., de Sequeira, M.M., Kissling, W.D., Nogué, S., Hall, M. van Loon, E.E., Rijsdijk, K., Matosa, M. & Borges, P.A.V. (2020): Global change in microcosms: environmental and societal predictors of land cover change on the Atlantic Ocean Islands. Anthropocene 30: 100242. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Lear, D., Herman, P., Van Hoey, G., Schepers, L., Tonné, N., Lipizer, M., Muller-Karger, F.E., Appeltans, W., Kissling, W.D., Holdsworth, N., Edwards, M., Pecceu, E., Nygård, H., Canonico, G., Birchenough, S., Graham, G., Deneudt, K., Claus, S., Oset, P. (2020): Supporting the essential - Recommendations for the development of accessible and interoperable marine biological data products. Marine Policy 117: 103958. [ABSTRACT]


Donoso, I., Sorensen, M.C., Blendinger, P.G., Kissling, W.D., Neuschulz, E.L., Mueller, T. & Schleuning, M. (2020): Downsizing of animal communities triggers stronger functional than structural decay in seed-dispersal networks. Nature Communications 11: 1582. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Onstein, R.E., Vink, D.N., Veen, J., Barrat, C.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Wich, S.A. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Palm fruit colours are linked to the broad-scale distribution and diversification of primate colour vision systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20192731. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]  


Schleuning, M., Neuschulz, E.L., Albrecht, J., Bender, I.M.A., Bowler, D.E., Dehling, D.M., Fritz, S.A., Hof, C., Müller, T., Nowak, L., Sorensen, M.C., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Trait-based assessments of climate-change impacts on interacting species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 319–328. [ABSTRACT]


Kattge et al. (incl. Kissling, W.D.) (2020): TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119–188. [ABSTRACT]. Commentary by Fraser (2020).


Meyer, L., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Lohmann, L.G., Hortal, J., Pereira, E.B., Rangel, T. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Canopy height explains species richness in the largest clade of Neotropical lianas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 2637. [ABSTRACT]


Salces-Castellano, A., Patiño, J., Alvarez, N., Andújar, C., Arribas, P., Braojos-Ruiz, J.J., del Arco-Aguilar, M., García-Olivares, V., Karger, D.N., López, H., Manolopoulou, I., Oromí, P., Pérez-Delgado, A.J., Peterman, W.E., Rijsdijk, K.F. & Emerson, B.C. (2019): Climate drives community-wide divergence within species over a limited spatial scale: evidence from an oceanic island. Ecology Letters 23: 305–315. [ABSTRACT]



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 186: 650–665. [ABSTRACT]


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 94: 1116–1142. [ABSTRACT]


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 46: 28262838. [ABSTRACT]


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Nowak, L., Töpfer, T., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2020): Projected impacts of climate change on functional diversity of frugivorous birds along a tropical elevational gradient. Scientific Reports 9: 17708. [ABSTRACT]


Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Van Den Ancker, J.A.M., Jungerius, P.D. & Norder, S.J. (2019): Can geodiversity help to save the soil archives? In: Van Mourik, J.J. and Van Der Meer, J.M. (Eds). Reading the soil archives – unravelling the geoecological code of paleosols and sediment cores. Developments in Quaternary Science 18, pp. 275–298.


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 6: 178. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


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]