Recent Publications from the Lab


Frenne, P.D., Lenoir, J., Luoto, M., Scheffers, B.R., Zellweger, F., Aalto, J., Ashcroft, M.B., Christiansen, D.M., Decocq, G., Pauw, K.D., Govaert, S., Greiser, C., Gril, E., Hampe, A., Jucker, T., Klinges, D.H., Koelemeijer, I.A., Lembrechts, J.J., Marrec, R., Meeussen, C., Ogée, J., Tyystjärvi, V., Vangansbeke, P. & Hylander, K. Forest microclimates and climate change: Importance, drivers and future research agenda. Global Change Biology, doi/10.1111/gcb.15569

Klinges, D. H. and B. R. Scheffers. Microgeography, not just latitude, drives climate overlap on mountains from tropical to polar ecosystems. The American Naturalist doi/10.1086/711873



Basham, E. W., R. Saporito, M., González-Pinzón, A. Romero-Marcucci, and B.R. Scheffers. Chemical defenses shift with the seasonal vertical migration of a Panamanian poison frog. Biotropica


González-del-Pliego, P., B.R. Scheffers, R.P. Freckleton, E.W. Basham, M.B. Araujo, A.R. Acosta-Galvis, C.A. Medina Uribe, T. Haugaasen, D.P Edwards. In press. Thermal tolerance and the importance of microhabitats for Andean frogs in the context of land-use and climate change. Journal of Animal Ecology


Lembrechts, J. J., Aalto, J., Ashcroft, M. B., De Frenne, P., Kopecký, M., Lenoir, J., ... & García, R. A. (Klinges D. H., Scheffers B.R., Basham E W.; >50 co-authors). 2020. SoilTemp: a global database of near‐surface temperature. Global Change Biology


Basham, E. and B.R. Scheffers. 2020.Vertical stratification collapses under seasonal shifts in climate. Journal of Biogeography


Khazan, E.,J. Bujan, J., and B.R. Scheffers. 2020. Patterns of ant activity and nesting ecology depend on flooding intensity in a Neotropical floodplain. Internat. Journal of Tropical Insect Science, 1-9.


Diesmos, A.C., B.R. Scheffers, N.A.D Mallari, C.D. Siler, and R.M Brown. 2020. A new forest frog of the genus Platymantis (Amphibia: Anura: Ceratobatrachidae: subgenus Tirahanulap) from Leyte and Samar islands, eastern Philippines. Zootaxa 4830: 573-591.


Oliveira, B.,J. M. Flenniken, R.P. Guralnick, S.E. Williams, and B.R Scheffers. 2020.Historical environmental stability drives discordant niche filling dynamics across phylogenetic scales. Journal of Biogeography 47:807-816


Oliveira, B.,B.R. Scheffers and G.G. Costa. 2020. Decoupled erosion of amphibians’ phylogenetic and functional diversity due to extinction. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 309-319


Seidl, C.M., Basham, E.W., and B.R. Scheffers. 2019. Bird’s nest fern epiphytes facilitate herpetofaunal arboreality and climate refuge in two Paleotropic canopies. Oecologia 192:297-309.



Scheffers B.R., B. Oliveira, I. Lamb, and D.P. Edwards. 2019.Global wildlife trade across the tree of life. Science 366: 71-76

*Scheffers et al 2019 Science received an Altmetric score of 874. Press coverage by 55 News Outlets 


Scheffers B.R. and G. Pecl. 2019. The future of biodiversity under climate change – persecuted, protected, or ignored? Nature Climate Change 9: 581-586

                        *Highlighted in Nature Climate Change Editorial (Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 377 (2020))


González-del-Pliego, P., Freckleton, R.P., Edwards, D.P., Koo, M.S., Scheffers, B.R., Pyron, R.A. and Jetz, W., 2019. Phylogenetic and trait-based prediction of extinction risk for data-deficient amphibians. Current Biology 29: 1557-1563. 


De Frenne, P., F. Zellweger, F. Rodríguez-Sánchez, B.R. Scheffers,K. Hylander, M. Luoto, M. Vellend, K. Verheyen, and J. Lenoir. 2019. Global buffering of temperatures under forest canopies. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 744​


Oliveira, B.and B.R. Scheffers. 2019. Vertical stratification influences global patterns of biodiversity. Ecography 42:249-258


Basham, E.W.,C.M. Seidl,L.R. Andriamahohatra,B.F. Oliveira, and B.R. Scheffers. 2019. 

Distance-decay differs among vertical strata in a tropical rainforest. J. Anim. Ecology 88:114-124