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Tree Species Composition and Forest Stratification along the Gradients in the Dry Deciduous Forests of Godavari Valley, Telangana, India

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Tree diversity in the tropical dry forest of Bannerghatta National Park in Eastern Ghats, Southern India

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Urbanization and species occupancy frequency distribution patterns in core zone areas of European towns

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Congruence between breeding and wintering biodiversity hotspots: A case study in farmlands of Western Poland

dynamics of a wintering bird community in an agricultural area of western Poland. Acta Ornithol. 30, 153–160. Tryjanowski, P., Morelli, F., 2015. Presence of Cuckoo reliably indicates high bird diversity: A case study in a farmland area. Ecol. Indic. 55, 52–58. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.03.012 Tscharntke, T., Sekercioglu, C.H., Dietsch, T. V., Sodhi, N.S., Hoehn, P., Tylianakis, J.M., 2008. Landscape constraints on functional diversity of birds and insects in tropical agroecosystems. Ecology 89, 944–951. doi:10.1890/07-0455.1 Tuvi, E.-L., Vellak, A

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Trends of phanerophyte encroacher species along an aridity gradient on Kalahari sands, central Namibia

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Some Ecological and Human Lessons of Biosphere 2

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Guided by the light: Roost choice and behaviour of urban Rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus)

urban gradient: surrogate taxa for assessing biodiversity. Ecological Application, 9, 164–170. Box, F. (2001) Possums, parrots and pests: the dynamics of hollow places. Wildlife Australia Magazine, 39, 36–39. Brisbane City Council (2012) Brisbane’s Trees, Retrieved April 18, 2011, . Calf, K., Adams, N. & Slotow, R. (2002) Dominance and huddling behaviour in bronze manikin Lonchura cucullate flocks. Ibis, 144, 488–493. Catterall, C.P., Cousin, J.A., Piper, S. & Johnson, G. (2010) Long-term dynamics of bird

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Biologically informed ecological niche models for an example pelagic, highly mobile species

accessible area in ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Ecological Modelling, 222, 1810-1819. Beck, J., Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Nagel, P. & Kitching, I.J. (2013) Online solutions and the ‘Wallacean shortfall’: what does GBIF contribute to our knowledge of species’ ranges? Diversity and Distributions, 19, 1043-1050. Beck, J., Boller, M., Erhardt, A. & Schwanghart, W. (2014) Spatial bias in the GBIF database and its effect on modeling species’ geographic distributions. Ecological Informatics, 19, 10

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Mechanistic and Correlative Models of Ecological Niches

separation of two Ulex species at three spatial scales: Does competition limit species’ ranges? Ecography, 23, 257-271. Cabral, J.S. & Schurr, F.M. (2010) Estimating demographic models for the range dynamics of plant species. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 19, 85-97. Chase, J.M. & Leibold, M.A. (2003) Ecological Niches: Linking Classical and Contemporary Approaches. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Colwell, R.K. & Rangel, T.F. (2009) Hutchinson’s duality: The once and future niche. Proceedings of the National Academy

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Global analysis of threat status reveals higher extinction risk in tropical than in temperate bird sister species

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