Publications Walter Jetz
Published, online, or in press:
W. Jetz, Thomas, G. H., Joy, J.B., Hartmann, K. & A.O. Mooers (in press): The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature: online (URL) (Futurity) (Yale News) (WELT) (PopSci) (Daily Mail) (Science Magazine ScienceNOW)
Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Kitching, I.J., Jetz, W., Nagel, P. & J. Beck (in press): Mapping the biodiversity of tropical insects: Species richness and inventory completeness of African sphingid moths. Global Ecology & Biogeography.
Keil, P., Belmaker, J., Wilson, A.M, Unitt, P. & W. Jetz (in press): Downscaling of species distribution models: a hierarchical approach. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Storch, D., Keil, P. & W. Jetz(2012): Universal species- and endemics-area relationships at continental scales. Nature 488: 79-81. (URL)
Jetz, W. & P. Fine (2012): Area and productivity of the world’s biomes integrated over geological time predicts global patterns of vertebrate diversity. PLoS Biology. (URL) (PLoS Biology Synopsis) (Yale News) (Faculty of 1000)
La Sorte, F.A. & W. Jetz (2012): Strong lag effects in the tracking of climatic-niche boundaries under recent climate change. J. Animal Ecology. In press. (URL) (The Weather Channel) (Huffington Post) (R&D Magazine)
Belmaker, J.C. & W. Jetz (2012): Regional pools and environmental controls of vertebrate assemblages. American Naturalist 179: 512-523. (URL)
Buckley, L.B., Hurlbert, A.H. & W. Jetz (2012): Broad-scale ecological implications of ectothermy and endothermy in changing environments. Global Ecology & Biogeography. (URL)
Kissling, D., Sekercioglu, C. & W. Jetz (2012): Bird dietary guild richness across latitudes, environments and regions. Global Ecology & Biogeography 21: 328–340 (URL)
Belmaker, J., C. Sekercioglu & W. Jetz (2012): Global patterns of specialization and coexistence in bird assemblages Journal of Biogeography 39: 19-20. (URL)
Hof, C., M. B. Araujo, W. Jetz, and C. Rahbek (2011). Additive threats from pathogens, climate and land-use change for global amphibian diversity. Nature. (URL) (The Australian) (The Guardian) (The Independent)
Freckleton, R.B., Cooper, N. & W. Jetz (2011): Comparative methods as a statistical fix: the dangers of ignoring evolution. American Naturalist. (URL)
Cooper, N., R. P. Freckleton & W. Jetz (2011). Phylogenetic conservatism of environmental niches in mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Online. (URL)
Lasky, J.R., Jetz, W., & T.H. Keitt (2011): Conservation biogeography of the US–Mexico border: a transcontinental risk assessment of barriers to animal dispersal. Diversity & Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00765.x (URL) (Nature News)
Jetz, W. & D.R. Rubenstein (2011): Environmental uncertainty and the global biogeography of cooperative breeding in birds. Current Biology 21: 72-78. (URL) (Science Daily) (Current Biology Dispatch, by Andrew Cockburn)
Belmaker, J. & W. Jetz (2011): Cross-scale variation in species richness-environment associations. Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 464-474 . Online. (URL)
Lee, T.M. & W. Jetz (2011): Unraveling the structure of species extinction risk for predictive conservation science. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Online. (URL) (ECN) (Yale Bulletin)
Cooper, N., Jetz, W. & R.P. Freckleton (2010): Phylogenetic comparative approaches for studying niche conservatism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 2529-2539. (URL)
Tittensor, D.P., Mora, M., Jetz, W., Lotze, H.K., Ricard, D., Vanden Berghe, E. & B. Worm: Global patterns and predictors of marine biodiversity across taxa. Nature 466: 1098-1101. (URL)
(Science) (Wall Street Journal) (Faculty of 1000)
La Sorte, F.A. & W. Jetz (2010): Projected range contractions of montane biodiversity under global warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277: 3401-3410. (URL)
(UPI) (ECN) (New York Times)
Kreft, H. & W. Jetz (2010): A framework for delineating biogeographic regions based on global species distributions. J. Biogeography 37: 2029-2053. - Special Paper - (URL)
(J. Biogeography Commentary by Cox) (academics.de)
Hurlbert, A.H. & W. Jetz (2010) : More than "more individuals": the non-equivalence of area and energy in the scaling of species richness. American Naturalist 176: E50–E65. (URL) (Faculty of 1000)
Kreft, H., Jetz, W., Mutke, J. & W. Barthlott (2010): Contrasting environmental and regional effects on species richness of ferns and seed plants. Ecography 33: 408-419. (URL)
Boyer, A. G. & W. Jetz (2010): Biogeography of body size in Pacific island birds. Ecography 33: 369-379. (URL)
La Sorte, F. A. & W. Jetz (2010): Avian distributions under climate change: towards improved projections. Journal of Experimental Biology: 213: 862-869. (URL)
Sommer, J.H., Kreft, H., Kier, G., Jetz, W., Mutke, J. & W. Barthlott (2010): Projected impacts of climate change on regional capacities for global plant species richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. (URL)
Buckley, L. & W. Jetz (2010) : Lizard community structure along environmental gradients. J. Animal Ecology 79: 358 – 365. (URL)
Jetz, W., Ashton, K.G. & F.A. La Sorte (2009): Phenotypic population divergence in terrestrial vertebrates at macro scales. Ecology Letters 12:1137-1146. (URL)
Gotelli, N. & 20 others, incl. W. Jetz (2009): Patterns and causes of species richness: a general simulation model for macroecology. Ecology Letters 12: 873-886 (URL)
Kier, G., Kreft, H.*, Lee, T. M., Jetz, W., Ibisch, P.L., Nowicki, C., Mutke & J. W. Barthlott (2009): A global assessment of endemism and species richness across island and mainland regions. Proceedings National Academy of Science 106: 9322–9327. (URL)
(press release) (BBC) (New Scientist) (Scientific American)
La Sorte, F.A., Lee, T.M., Wilman, H., and Jetz, W. (2009): Disparities between observed and predicted impacts of climate change on winter bird assemblages (2009): Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.0162.
(URL) (press release)
Menke, S.B., Holway, D.A., Fisher, R.N. & Jetz, W. (2009): Characterizing and predicting species distributions across environments and scales: Argentine ant occurrences in the eye of the beholder. Global Ecology & Biogeography 18: 50-63. (URL)
Jetz, W., Kreft, H., Ceballos, G. & J. Mutke(2009): Global associations between terrestrial producer and vertebrate consumer diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 269–278. (URL)
Freckleton, R. P. & W. Jetz (2009): Space versus phylogeny: disentangling phylogenetic and spatial signals in comparative data. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 269-278. (URL)
Jetz, W., Sekercioglu, C. H. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008): The worldwide variation in avian clutch size across species and space. PLoS Biology 6:e303.
(URL) (press release) (ScienceDaily) (MSNBC) (Discovery)
Jetz, W., Freckleton, R. P. & A.E. McKechnie(2008): Environment, migratory tendency, phylogeny and basal metabolic rate in birds. PLoS ONE 3(9): e3261. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003261. (URL)
Dobson, A., Lafferty, K.D., Kuris, A.M., Hechinger, R.F. & Jetz, W. (2008): Colloquium Paper: Homage to Linnaeus: How many parasites? How many hosts? Proceedings National Academy of Science doi:10.1073/pnas.0803232105. (URL)
Lee, T.M. & Jetz, W. (2008): Future battlegrounds for conservation under global change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275: 1261-1270. (URL) (pdf) (press release) (ScienceDaily) (Cosmos, Australia) (SciDev)
La Sorte, F.A., McKinney, M.L., Pyšek, P., Klotz, S., Rapson, G.L. Celesti-Grapow, L., and Thompson, K. (2008): Distance decay in similarity among European urban floras: the impact of anthropogenic activities on beta diversity. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 17, 363-371. (URL) (pdf)
Jetz, W., Sekercioglu C. & Watson, J.E.M. (2008): Ecological correlates and conservation implications of overestimating species’ geographic ranges. Conservation Biology 22: 110-119. (URL) (pdf)
(press release) (UPI) (ScienceDaily) (LiveScience)
Dormann, C. F., McPherson, J. M., Araujo, M. B., Bivand, R., Bolliger, J., Carl, G., Davies, R. G., Hirzel, A., Jetz, W., Kissling, W. D., Kühn, I., Ohlemüller, R., Peres-Neto, P. R., Reineking, B., Schröder, B., Schurr, F. M. & Wilson, R. J. (2007): Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data: a review. Ecography 30: 609–628. (URL) (pdf)
Jetz, W, D. S. Wilcove & Dobson, A.P. (2007): Projected impacts of climate and land-use change on the global diversity of birds. PLoS Biology 5 (6): e157 (URL - open access)
(Nature News) (New Scientist) (Guardian - UK) (Focus - Germany) (People's Daily - China)
McPherson, J.M. & Jetz, W. (2007): Type and spatial structure of distribution data and the perceived determinants of geographic gradients in ecology: the species richness of African birds. Global Ecology & Biogeography 16: 657–667 (URL) (pdf)
Buckley, L.B. & Jetz, W. (2007): Environmental and historical constraints on global patterns of amphibian richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274: 1167-1173. (pdf)
McKechnie, A.E., Freckleton, R.P. and Jetz, W. (2006). Phenotypic plasticity in the scaling of avian basal metabolic rate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273: 931-937. (pdf)
McPherson, J. M., Jetz, W. & Rogers, D.J. (2006): Using coarse-grained occurrence data to predict species distributions at finer spatial resolutions—possibilities and limitations. Ecological Modeling 192: 499-522. (pdf)
Anderson, K.J., Jetz, W. (2005): The broad-scale ecology of energy expenditure of endotherms. Ecology Letters. (pdf)
Jetz, W., Rahbek, C. & Lichstein, J.W. (2005): Local and global approaches to spatial data analysis in ecology. Global Ecology & Biogeography 14: 97-98. (pdf)
Jetz, W., Rahbek, C. & Colwell, R.K. (2004): The coincidence of rarity and richness and the potential signature of history in centers of endemism. Ecology Letters 7: 1180-1191. (pdf)
McPherson, J. M., Jetz, W. & Rogers, D.J. (2004): The effects of species’ range size on the accuracy of environmental distribution models - ecological phenomenon or statistical artefact? Journal of Applied Ecology 41: 811-823. (pdf)
Meehan, T.D., Jetz, W. & Brown, J.H. (2004): Energetic determinants of abundance in winter landbird communities. Ecology Letters 7: 532-537 (pdf)
Donze, J., Moulton, M. P., Labisky, R. F. & Jetz, W. (2004): Response to Sexual Selection and the Outcome of Game Bird (Aves: Galliformes) Introductions on Oceanic Islands. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6: 595–606.
Jetz, W. J. Steffen & Linsenmair, K.E. (2003): Effects of light and prey availability on nocturnal, lunar and seasonal activity of two sub-tropical nightjars. Oikos 103: 627-639. (pdf)
Jetz, W. & Rahbek, C. (2002): Geographic range size and determinants of avian species richness. Science 297: 1548-1551. (pdf)
Johnson, D. P., Jetz, W. & Macdonald, D.W. (2002): Environmental correlates of badger social spacing across Europe. Journal of Biogeography 29: 411-425. (pdf)
Jetz, W. & Rahbek, C. (2001): A two-dimensional geometric constraints model explains much of the species richness pattern in African birds. Proceedings National Academy of Science. 98 (10): 5661-5666. (pdf)
Jetz, W., Rowe, C. & Guilford, T. (2001): Non-warning odors trigger innate color aversions – as long as they are novel. Behavioral Ecology 12: 134-139. (pdf)
Zotz, G., Schweikert, A., Jetz, W. & Westerman, H. (2000): Water relations and carbon gain are closely related to cushion size in the moss Grimmia pulvinata. New Phytologist 148:59-67
Bezzel, E. & Jetz,W. (1995): Delay of the Autumn Migratory Period in the Blackcap (Sylvia-Atricapilla) 1966-1993 - a Reaction to Global Warming? – Journal of Ornithology: 136: 83-87.
Jetz, W. & E. Bezzel (1993): Different detectability of Passerines after the breeding season? - Attempt of a quantification. - Vogelwelt 114: 186-198.
Other articles featuring our research
Feature in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 2007 (pdf)
Jetz, W. (1995): The birds of Uludag. Birds of Turkey 11. 44 pp. Kasparek Verlag. Heidelberg.
Jetz, W. 2000. Temporal dynamics and community composition of aerial insects in a West African Bush Savannah. Oxford University Expedition to the Ivory Coast 1999 - Report. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. 43pp. (pdf)
Jetz, W. & T.M. Brooks 2001. Towards a Global Database of Terrestrial Vertebrate Distributions – Meeting Report. National Centre of Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara CA, USA. 4pp.
Presentations at Scientific Meetings
Jetz, W. & P. Fine 2010: The evolutionary and ecological effects of time, area, and climate on global patterns of vertebrate diversity. Evolutionary Society / American Naturalist Society Evolution Meeting, Portland, Jun 2010
Jetz, W. 2009: Species-level global change ecology in the face of an ever-growing gap between environmental and ecological knowledge. Invited Organized Oral Session speaker. Ecological Society of America Meeting, Albuquerque. August 2009
Jetz, W. 2009: Toward an integrated biodiversity distribution knowledge-base for East Africa. Conservation in the Face of Climate Change Conference. African Conservation Center and Kenya Wildlife Service. Nairobi, Kenya. Mar 2009
Jetz, W. 2009: Toward a global biogeography of traits - avian clutch sizes across species and space. 4th International Biogeography Meeting. Merida. Mexico. February 2009.
Jetz, W & J.M. McPherson 2008: Ecological inference from environmental niche models. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, USA. August 2008.
Jetz, W 2007: Productivity, temperature and the global distribution of terrestrial vertebrates. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting. San Jose, USA. July 2007.
Jetz, W. & R. P. Freckleton 2007: Effects of environment, phylogeny and space on body sizes of terrestrial vertebrates. Evolution 2007 conference. Christchurch, New Zealand. June 2007.
Jetz, W. 2007: Environmental and historical effects on broad-scale gradients of diversity. International Biogeography Society, Biennial Meeting. Tenerife, Spain. January 2007.
Jetz, W. 2006: The geographic patterns of species richness of all birds - the relative role of evolutionary and environmental drivers. 24th International Ornithological Congress, Hamburg, Germany, August 2006
Jetz, W. 2006: Advancing the knowledge base for global-scale conservation biogeography – expert-based habitat models of the distribution of terrestrial vertebrates. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, San Jose, USA. July 2006
Jetz, W. 2006: Future land-use and climate change and extinction risk in birds. 2nd Okazaki Biology Conference on the “Biology of Extinction”. Okazaki, Japan. Februar 2006.
Jetz, W. 2005: Energy and temperature as contemporary and evolutionary determinants of the global biodiversity of birds. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. August 2005.
Jetz, W. 2005: The global distribution of threatened birds – null models, environmental determinants, and potential broad-scale effects of land use change. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, Brasilia, Brazil. July 2005.
Jetz, W. 2005: The global biogeography and environmental correlates of migratory behaviour in birds. ESF conference 'Migration in the life-history of birds’, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. February 2005.
Jetz, W. 2005: Climate change and the global distribution of birds. 2nd Meeting International Biogeography Society, Shepherdstown WV, USA. January 2005.
Jetz, W. 2004: The effect of climate change on the global biodiversity and distribution of birds. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon, USA.
Jetz, W. 2004: The effect of climate change on global bird distributions. 1st Okazaki Biology Conference on the “Biology of Extinction”. Okazaki, Japan. January 2004.
Jetz, W. 2003: The global diversity of birds. Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Annual Meeting. Halle, Germany. September 2003.
Jetz, W., C. Carbone & J. H. Brown 2003. General rules for the scaling of home range size and density in mammals. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting. Savannah, Georgia, USA. August 2003.
Jetz, W. 2003. Latitudinal gradients in ecology – reviewing the roles of climate, region and area. Poster presentation at the Inaugural Meeting of the International Biogeography Society, Mesquite, Nevada, USA, January 2003.
Jetz, W. 2002. Correlates of species richness in Non-Passerine birds. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting. Tucson, USA, August 2002.
Jetz, W. 2002. Environmental and ecological correlates of species richness in Non-Passerines. 23rd International Ornithological Congress, Beijing, China, August 2002.
Jetz, W. & C. Rahbek. 2002. Geographic range size and avian species richness. Macroecology Symposium, British Ecological Society, Birmingham, UK, April 2002.
Jetz, W. & J. Steffen 2001. Visual life at night – behavioural ecology of tropical nightjars. German Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Schwyz. Switzerland, September 2001.
Jetz, W., C. Rahbek & P. H. Harvey 2001. Determinants of species richness patterns in African birds. Society for the Study of Evolution and Association of American Naturalists Joint Meeting, Knoxville TN, USA, July 2002.
Jetz, W. 2001. Mapping the World’s terrestrial vertebrates. Conservation International, Global Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, April 2001.
Jetz, W. 2000. Determinants of species richness in African birds. Joint meeting Ecological Society of America and British Ecological Society, Orlando FL, USA, April 2000.
Jetz, W. & T. Guilford. 1997. Novel odours, novel colours - multi-component prey-predator signaling. XXV. International Ethology Conference, Vienna, Austria, September 1997.
Jetz, W. & P. H. Harvey 1998. Patterns and determinants of global distribution in freshwater birds: linking biogeography, ecology and phylogeny. 22nd International Ornithological Congress, Durban, South Africa, August 1998.
Jetz, W. 1997. Congo Basin - avian diaspora or evolutionary whirlpool? Edward Grey Institue Student Conference, Oxford, UK, January 1997.
Helbig, A., Jetz, W. & Helb H. W. 1994. Range expansion of Common Rosefinch in Central Europe. German Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Wilhelmshaven, Germany, September 1994.