Interacting elevational and latitudinal gradients determine bat diversity and distribution across the Neotropics

This blog post is provided by Juliano A. Bogoni, Vítor Carvalho-Rocha, Katia M. P. M. B. Ferraz & Carlos A. Peres and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the paper “Interacting elevational and latitudinal gradients determine bat diversity and distribution across the Neotropics”, which was recently published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. Featured image: Histiotus aff. velatus recorded at Paial municipality, Santa Catarina, Brazil (-27.25 S; … Continue reading Interacting elevational and latitudinal gradients determine bat diversity and distribution across the Neotropics

Ecological inference from occupancy estimates depends on sampling scale

Understanding animal occupancy should be relatively simple – but actually requires some complex thinking. In this blog post, Jonathon J. Valente (Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Migratory Bird Center) and Quresh S. Latif (Biometrician, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies) delve into the surprisingly tricky question of ‘how many sites are occupied?‘ Occupancy has long been a focus in ecology. Estimating probability of site occupancy … Continue reading Ecological inference from occupancy estimates depends on sampling scale