sUrBioCity - Deciphering Drivers of Urban Biodiversity across Multiple Scales

First meeting: 09.-13.10.2017

Christopher Swan

iDiv member:
Jonathan Chase

Project summary:
Most work trying to understand species coexistence in the rapidly expanding urban environment looks at either large, regional scale patterns, or local assemblage structure. We will develop a theoretical framework for evaluating the local and regional processes shaping biodiversity and community assembly in urban plant and bird assemblages at the taxonomic, functional phylogenetic levels. We will test specific hypothesis on how multiscale environmental drivers (e.g., climate, habitat heterogeneity) interact with species traits and nativity to explain urban species coexistence.

Christopher Swan (University of Maryland); Dorothy Borowy (University of Maryland); Bryan Brown (Virginia Tech); Alienor Jeliazkov (iDiv/MLU); Sonja Knapp (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research UFZ); Zdenka Lososová (Masaryk University); Sandrine Pavoine (National Museum of Natural History, Paris); Carlo Ricotta (University of Rome); Daniel Sol (CREAF); Christopher Trisos (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center)

Second meeting: 09.-13.04.2018

Dorothy Borowy (University of Maryland Baltimore County); Bryan Brown (Virginia Tech); Alienor Jeliazkov (iDiv/ MLU); Sonja Knapp (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ); Zdenka Lososová (Masaryk University,Faculty of Science); Josep Padullés Cubino (Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior); Carlo Ricotta (Biology, Univ. of Rome 'La Sapienza'); Christopher Swan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County); Daniel Sol (CREAF); Christopher Trisos (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center)

Meeting report


Sol D., Trisos C. et al. (2020) The worldwide impact of urbanisation on avian functional diversity. Ecology Letters. See here.

Padullés Cubino, J., Borowy, D., Knapp, S., Lososová, Z., Ricotta, C., Siebert, S., Cavender-Bares, J., Sol, D., Jeliazkov, A., Swan, C. (2020) Contrasting impacts of cultivated exotics on the functional diversity of domestic gardens in three regions with different aridity. Ecosystems. See here

Swan, C. M., Brown, B., Borowy, D., Cavender-Bares, J., Jeliazkov, A., Knapp, S., Lososová, Z., Padullés Cubino, J., Pavoine, S., Ricotta, C., and Sol, D.. 2021. A framework for understanding how biodiversity patterns unfold across multiple spatial scales in urban ecosystems. Ecosphere 12( 7):e03650. See here

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