Journal article

Balancing generality and specificity in ecological gradient analysis with species abundance distributions and individual size distributions

Jian DL Yen, James R Thomson, Jonathan M Keith, David M Paganin, Erica Fleishman, David S Dobkin, Joanne M Bennett, Ralph Mac Nally

Global Ecology and Biogeography | WILEY | Published : 2017

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Rocky Mountain Research Station

Awarded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Awarded by Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program of the Department of Defense

Funding Acknowledgements

Box-ironbark bird surveys were conducted by G. Horrocks with funding from the Australian Research Council (grants A19531268, DP0343898, DP0984170, DP120100797 and LP120200217). Australian bird mass data were collated by C. Catterall, R. Loyn and T. Sloane, with support from the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research. Fish data were available due to the efforts of the many researchers involved in the NAWQA program (USGS). Funds for collection and archival of data on birds and environmental variables in the Great Basin were provided by the Joint Fire Science Program through cooperative agreements with the Rocky Mountain Research Station (JFSP 00-2-15, 01B-3-3-01, 05-2-1-94 and 09-1-08-4), by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (2005-0294-000) and by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program of the Department of Defense (contract W912HQ-12-C-0033, project RC-2202). Analyses were run on the Multi-modal Australian Sciences Imaging and Visualisation Environment with support from J.M.C. Brown. K. Harrisson provided feedback on several draft manuscripts. J.D.L.Y. was funded by a Monash University Sir James McNeill Foundation Postgraduate Research Scholarship and received financial support from the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative and the Monash University Postgraduate Publications Award.