• A comprehensive evaluation of predictive performance of 33 species distribution models at species and community levels 

      Norberg, Anna; Abrego, Nerea; Blanchet, F. Guillaume; Adler, Frederick R.; Anderson, Barbara J.; Anttila, Jani; Araújo, Miguel B.; Dallas, Tad; Dunson, David; Elith, Jane; Foster, Scott D.; Fox, Richard; Franklin, Janet; Godsoe, William; Guisan, Antoine; OHara, Robert Brian; Hill, Nicole A.; Holt, Robert D.; Hui, Francis K.C.; Husby, Magne; Kålås, John Atle; Lehikoinen, Aleksi; Luoto, Miska; Mod, Heidi K.; Newell, Graeme; Renner, Ian; Roslin, Tomas; Soininen, Janne; Thuiller, Wilfried; Vanhatalo, Jarno; Warton, David; White, Matt; Zimmermann, Niklaus E; Gravel, Dominique; Ovaskainen, Otso (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      A large array of species distribution model (SDM) approaches has been developed for explaining and predicting the occurrences of individual species or species assemblages. Given the wealth of existing models, it is unclear ...
    • Dead wood profile of a semi-natural boreal forest – implications for sampling 

      Halme, Panu; Purhonen, Jenna; Marjakangas, Emma-Liina; Komonen, Atte; Juutilainen, Katja; Abrego, Nerea (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Dead wood profile of a forest is a useful tool for describing forest characteristics and assessing forest disturbance history. Nevertheless, there are few studies on dead wood profiles, including both coarse and fine dead ...
    • Fragmented tropical forests lose mutualistic plant–animal interactions 

      Marjakangas, Emma-Liina; Abrego, Nerea; Grøtan, Vidar; de Lima, Renato A.F.; Bello, Caroline; Bovendorp, Ricardo S; Laurence, Culot; Hasui, Érica; Lima, Fernando; Muylaert, Renata Lara; Niebuhr, Bernardo Brandão; Oliveira, Alexandre A.; Pereira, Lucas Augusto; Prado, Paulo I.; Stevens, Richard D.; Vancine, Maurício Humberto; Ribeiro, Milton Cezar; Galetti, Mauro; Ovaskainen, Otso (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Aim Forest fragmentation is among the principal causes of global biodiversity loss, yet how it affects mutualistic interactions between plants and animals at large spatial scale is poorly understood. In particular, ...
    • Habitat quality is more important than matrix quality for bird communities in protected areas 

      Hakkila, Matti; Abrego, Nerea; Ovaskainen, Otso; Monkkonen, Mikko (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Protected areas are meant to preserve native local communities within their boundaries, but they are not independent from their surroundings. Impoverished habitat quality in the matrix might influence the species composition ...
    • Monitoring Fungal Communities With the Global Spore Sampling Project 

      Ovaskainen, Otso; Abrego, Nerea; Somervuo, Panu; Palorinne, Isabella; Hardwick, Bess; Pitkänen, Juha-Matti; Andrew, Nigel R.; Niklaus, Pascal A.; Schmidt, Niels Martin; Seibold, Sebastian; Vogt, Juliane; Zakharov, Evgeny V.; Hebert, Paul D. N.; Roslin, Tomas; Ivanova, Natalia V. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The kingdom Fungi is a megadiverse group represented in all ecosystem types. The global diversity and distribution of fungal taxa are poorly known, in part due to the limitations related to traditional fruit-body survey ...
    • Understanding species interactions in the tropics: dynamics within and between trophic levels 

      Marjakangas, Emma-Liina (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019:327, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
      Knowledge on how and why species interact with each other can provide invaluable insight into understanding the many-fold effects that the anthropogenic pressures have on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Multiple ...
    • What can observational data reveal about metacommunity processes? 

      Ovaskainen, Otso; Rybicki, Joel; Abrego, Nerea (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      A key challenge for community ecology is to understand to what extent observational data can be used to infer the underlying community assembly processes. As different processes can lead to similar or even identical patterns, ...