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

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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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, Phillip H.; Woodward, Guy. 2004. Species loss and the structure and functioning of multitrophic aquatic ecosystems. Oikos. Vol: 104(3). Pages 467-478. (Abstract) (Online version)
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. (Online version)
"Determinants of species diversity at varying spatial scales" is project ID: 5580