Determinants of species diversity at varying spatial scales

Principal Investigators:

Gary G. Mittelbach

Understanding the factors that determine species diversity at varying spatial scales is fundamental to the management and preservation of biodiversity. I would like to spend 9 months of my upcoming sabbatical (Sept. 2002-June 2003) at NCEAS working on three projects that examine the processes regulating species diversity at geographical scales ranging from local communities to cross-continental patterns. The first of these projects examines one of the fundamental mechanisms thought to regulate species diversity within a local community - the extent... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st November 2002—30th June 2003Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Gary G. Mittelbachmittelbach@kbs.msu.eduMichigan State University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Currie, David J.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Cornell, Howard V.; Field, Richard; Guegan, Jean-Francois; Hawkins, Bradford A.; Kaufman, Dawn; Kerr, Jeremy T.; Oberdorff, Thierry; O'Brien, Eileen M.; Turner, John R.G. 2004. Predictions and tests of climate-based hypotheses of broad-scale variation in taxonomic richness. Ecology Letters. Vol: 7. Pages 1121-1134.
Journal Article Dorn, N. J.; Mittelbach, Gary G. 2004. Effects of a native crayfish (Orconectes virilis) on the reproductive success and nesting behavior of freshwater sunfish (Lepomis spp.). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 61. Pages 2135-2143.
Journal Article Field, Richard; Hawkins, Bradford A.; Cornell, Howard V.; Currie, David J.; Diniz-Filho, Alexandre F.; Guegan, Jean-Francois; Kaufman, Dawn; Kerr, Jeremy T.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Oberdorff, Thierry; O'Brien, Eileen M.; Turner, John R.G. 2009. Spatial species-richness gradients across scales: A meta-analysis. Journal of Biogeography. Vol: 36. Pages 132-147.
Journal Article Gross, Katherine L.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Reynolds, Heather L. 2005. Grassland invasibility and diversity: Responses to nutrients, seed input, and disturbance. Ecology. Vol: 86(2). Pages 476-486.
Journal Article Hawkins, Bradford A.; Field, Richard; Cornell, Howard V.; Currie, David J.; Guegan, Jean-Francois; Kaufman, Dawn; Kerr, Jeremy T.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Oberdorff, Thierry; O'Brien, Eileen M.; Porter, Eric; Turner, John R.G. 2003. Energy, water, and broad-scale geographic patterns of species richness. Ecology. Vol: 84(12). Pages 3105-3117.
Presentations Mittelbach, Gary G. 2003. Species diversity and resource heterogeneity. Seminar. Department of Biology, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Canada.
Presentations Mittelbach, Gary G. 2003. Species, energy, and Preston's lognormal: Speculation on how climate and coevolution drive the latitudinal diversity gradient. EcoLunch. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA.
Journal Article Mittelbach, Gary G.; Scheiner, Samuel M.; Steiner, Christopher F. 2003. What is the observed relationship between species richness and productivity? Reply. Ecology. Vol: 84(12). Pages 3390-3395.
Presentations Mittelbach, Gary G.; Currie, David J.; Cornell, Howard V. 2004. Exploring functional mechanisms driving broad-scale diversity gradients. ESA symposium, Annual meeting Ecological Society of America. Portland, OR.
Journal Article Petchey, Owen; Downing, A. L.; Mittelbach, Gary G.; Persson, Lennart; Steiner, Christopher F.; Warren, P. H.; Woodward, Guy. 2004. Species loss and the structure and functioning of multitrophic aquatic ecosystems. Oikos. Vol: 104(3). Pages 467-478. (Abstract)
Journal Article Wilson, Will G.; Lundberg, Per; Vazquez, Diego P.; Shurin, Jonathan B.; Smith, Melinda D.; Langford, William T.; Gross, Katherine L.; Mittelbach, Gary G. 2003. Biodiversity and species interactions: Extending Lotka-Volterra community theory. Ecology Letters. Vol: 6. Pages 944-952.
"Determinants of species diversity at varying spatial scales" is project ID: 5580