Global relationships that determine bird diversity on islands uncovered

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The study, a collection of molecular data from bird species found across 41 oceanic archipelagos, reveals how the area and isolation of islands are key to determining the diversity of species they contain

Period19-Feb-2020 → 22-Feb-2020

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  • TitleDe soortenrijkdom van vogels wereldwijd verklaard
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNature Today
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date22/02/2020
    DescriptionOoit afgevraagd waarom eilanden zoals de Galapagos en Hawaii zoveel unieke vogelsoorten herbergen? Biologen van onder andere Naturalis Biodiversity Center liepen rond met deze vraag, want wat verklaart het aantal vogelsoorten op een eiland? Het antwoord hierop is gebleken uit een uitgebreide studie waarbij van honderden soorten eilandvogels hun gebied, isolatie en diversiteit is bestudeerd.
    Producer/AuthorAmy van Nobelen
    URLhttps://www.naturetoday.com/intl/nl/nature-reports/message/?msg=25906&utm_source=rssfeed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=web-rss-nb
    PersonsRampal Etienne, Luis Lima Valente
  • TitleEstudo comprova fatores que determinam diversidade de aves em ilhas oceânicas
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPaís ao Minuto
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    Date20/02/2020
    DescriptionUm estudo internacional, no qual participaram dois investigadores portugueses, mostrou, pela "primeira vez", que a colonização, extinção e formação de espécie de aves em ilhas oceânicas está relacionada com o tamanho do arquipélago e a distância ao continente.
    URLhttps://www.noticiasaominuto.com/pais/1418104/estudo-comprova-fatores-que-determinam-diversidade-de-aves-nas-ilhas
    PersonsRampal Etienne, Luis Lima Valente
  • TitleEstudo comprova fatores que determinam diversidade de aves em ilhas oceânicas
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCM Jornal
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    Date20/02/2020
    DescriptionUm estudo internacional, no qual participaram dois investigadores portugueses, mostrou, pela "primeira vez", que a colonização, extinção e formação de espécie de aves em ilhas oceânicas está relacionada com o tamanho do arquipélago e a distância ao continente.

    "Queríamos tentar testar a Teoria da Biogeografia das Ilhas que Robert MacArthur e Edwar Wilson propuseram em 1960. É uma teoria muito simples e elegante, mas nunca foi provada do ponto de vista global e com dados empíricos", afirmou Martim Melo, investigador do Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO-InBIO), da Universidade do Porto.
    URLhttps://www.cmjornal.pt/mundo/detalhe/estudo-comprova-fatores-que-determinam-diversidade-de-aves-em-ilhas-oceanicas
    PersonsRampal Etienne, Luis Lima Valente
  • TitleWhat explains the number of bird species on islands
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletidw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    Date19/02/2020
    DescriptionRemarkably, to date no study has shown on a global scale how island area and isolation determine the rates at which species colonise new islands, evolve new types or go extinct. These relationships have remained elusive for decades. In a new study in Nature, a team of ornithologists, evolutionary biologists and mathematical modellers led by Dr Luis Valente (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin / Naturalis Biodiversity Center), was able to show for the first time how rates of island colonisation, speciation and natural extinction, and also species formation vary with island size and distance from the continent.
    Producer/AuthorGesine Steiner
    URLhttps://idw-online.de/de/news731813
    PersonsRampal Etienne, Luis Lima Valente
  • TitleBiologists uncover shape of fundamental global relationships that determine bird diversity on islands
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletAzo Cleantech
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date19/02/2020
    DescriptionResearchers from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford have contributed to a monumental international study, published today in Nature, that has shown what factors determine how many bird species can be found on any given island.
    URLhttps://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=27012
    PersonsRampal Etienne, Luis Lima Valente
  • TitleGlobal relationships that determine bird diversity on islands uncovered
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletEurekAlert!
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date19/02/2020
    DescriptionThe study, a collection of molecular data from bird species found across 41 oceanic archipelagos, reveals how the area and isolation of islands are key to determining the diversity of species they contain.
    URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/uoo-grt021820.php
    PersonsRampal Etienne, Luis Lima Valente