New publication on frugivore extinctions


Julia Heinen and Daniel Kissling from the BIOMAC lab together with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Zurich have published Julia's MSc project in the journal Ecography. The open access paper is now available Early View. The research quantifies insular extinctions of frugivorous vertebrates (including birds, mammals and reptiles) across 74 tropical and subtropical oceanic islands within 20 archipelagos worldwide and investigates extinction in relation to island characteristics (island area, isolation, elevation and climate) and species’ functional traits (body mass, diet and ability to fly). Read our blog post here.