• 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 ...
    • A spatio-temporally explicit random encounter model for large-scale population surveys 

      Jousimo, Jussi; Ovaskainen, Otso (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Random encounter models can be used to estimate population abundance from indirect data collected by non-invasive sampling methods, such as track counts or camera-trap data. The classical Formozov–Malyshev–Pereleshin (FMP) ...
    • A unified framework for analysis of individual-based models in ecology and beyond 

      Cornell, Stephen J; Suprunenko, Yevhen F; Finkelshtein, Dmitri; Somervuo, Panu; Ovaskainen, Otso (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Individual-based models,‘IBMs’, describe naturally the dynamics of interacting organisms orsocial orfinancial agents. They are considered too complex for mathematical analysis, butcomputer simulations of them cannot give ...
    • At which spatial and temporal scales can fungi indicate habitat connectivity? 

      Nordén, Jenni; Åström, Jens; Josefsson, Torbjörn; Blumentrath, Stefan; Ovaskainen, Otso; Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne; Nordén, Björn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Isolation of habitats in space and time affects species globally and in a multitude of ecosystems. It is however often difficult to assess the level of isolation from the point of view of the focal species. Indicator species ...
    • Correlated velocity models as a fundamental unit of animal movement: Synthesis and applications 

      Gurarie, Eliezer; Fleming, Christen H; Fagan, William F; Laidre, Kristin L.; Hernandez-Pliego, Jesus; Ovaskainen, Otso (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background: Continuous time movement models resolve many of the problems with scaling, sampling, and interpretation that affect discrete movement models. They can, however, be challenging to estimate, have been presented ...
    • Direct and indirect effects of a pH gradient bring insights into the mechanisms driving prokaryotic community structures 

      Lammel, Daniel R; Barth, Gabriel; Ovaskainen, Otso; Cruz, Leonardo; Zanatta, Josileia A; Ryo, Masahiro; de Souza, Emanuel M; Pedrosa, Fábio O. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background pH is frequently reported as the main driver for prokaryotic community structure in soils. However, pH changes are also linked to “spillover effects” on other chemical parameters (e.g., availability of Al, Fe, ...
    • Estimating interaction credit for trophic rewilding in tropical forests 

      Marjakangas, Emma-Liina; Genes, Luísa; Pires, Mathias M.; Fernandez, Fernando A.S.; de Lima, Renato A.F.; de Oliveira, Alexandre A.; Ovaskainen, Otso; Pires, Alexandra S.; Prado, Paulo I.; Galetti, Mauro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Trophic rewilding has been suggested as a restoration tool to restore ecological interactions and reverse defaunation and its cascading effects on ecosystem functioning. One of the ecological processes that has been ...
    • 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 ...
    • Handbook for the measurement of macrofungal functional traits: A start with basidiomycete wood fungi 

      Dawson, Samantha Katherine; Boddy, Lynne; Halbwachs, Hans; Bässler, Claus; Andrew, Carrie Joy; Crowther, Thomas Ward; Heilmann-Clausen, Jacob; Nordén, Jenni; Ovaskainen, Otso; Jönsson, Mari (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Functional traits are widely recognized as a useful framework for testing mechanisms underlying species community assemblage patterns and ecosystem processes. Functional trait studies in the plant and animal literature ...
    • PROTAX-Sound: A probabilistic framework for automated animal sound identification 

      De Camargo, Ulisses Moliterno; Somervuo, Panu; Ovaskainen, Otso (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Autonomous audio recording is stimulating new field in bioacoustics, with a great promise for conducting cost-effective species surveys. One major current challenge is the lack of reliable classifiers capable of multi-species ...
    • Secondary forest regeneration benefits old-growth specialist bats in a fragmented tropical landscape 

      Rocha, Ricardo; Ovaskainen, Otso; López-Baucells, Adrià; Farneda, Fábio Z.; Sampaio, Erica M.; Bobrowiec, Paulo E.D.; Cabeza, Mar; Palmeirim, Jorge M.; Meyer, Christoph F.J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Tropical forest loss and fragmentation are due to increase in coming decades. Understanding how matrix dynamics, especially secondary forest regrowth, can lessen fragmentation impacts is key to understanding species ...
    • 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 ...