Scale mismatches between predictor and response variables in species distribution modelling: A review of practices for appropriate grain selection. Vítězslav Moudrý, Petr Keil, Anna F Cord, Lukáš Gábor, … , Petra Šímová. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment (2023)

Vegetation structure derived from airborne laser scanning to assess species distribution and habitat suitability: The way forward. Vítězslav Moudrý, Anna F. Cord, Lukáš Gábor, … , Jan Wild. Diversity and Distributions (2023)

Scale-sensitivity in the measurement and interpretation of environmental niches. Muyang Lu & Walter JetzTrends in Ecology and Evolution (2023)


Country Compendium of the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species. Shyama Pagad, … Walter JetzAjay Ranipeta, … Yanina Sica, Melodie A. McGeoch. Scientific Data (2022)

Positional errors in species distribution modelling are not overcome by the coarser grains of analysis. Lukáš GáborWalter JetzMuyang Lu, Duccio Rocchini, Anna Cord, Marco Malavasi, Alejandra Zarzo‐Arias, Vojtěch Barták, Vítězslav Moudrý. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2022)

The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity. Jamie M Kass … Walter Jetz … Evan P Economo. American Association for the Advancement of Science (2022)

Temperature-dependent evolutionary speed shapes the evolution of biodiversity patterns across tetrapod radiations. Alexander Skeels, Wilhelmine Bach, Oskar Hagen, Walter Jetz, Loïc Pellissier.  Systematic Biology. (2022)

Country‐level checklists and occurrences for the world’s Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)Emily Sandall, Stefan Pinkert, Walter JetzJournal of Biogeography (2022)

Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities. Charles Marsh, Yanina Sica … Walter JetzJournal of Biogeography (2022)

Global geographical and latitudinal variation in butterfly species richness captured through a comprehensive country-level occurrence database. Stefan Pinkert, Vijay Barve, Rob Guralnick, Walter JetzGlobal Ecology and Biogeography (2022)

Animal tracking moves community ecology: Opportunities and challenges. Raul Costa‐Pereira, Remington J Moll, Brett R Jesmer, Walter JetzJournal of Animal Ecology (2022)

Habitats as predictors in species distribution models: Shall we use continuous or binary data? Lukáš Gábor, Petra Šímová, Petr Keil, Alejandra Zarzo-Arias, Charles J. Marsh, Duccio Rocchini, Marco Malavasi, Vojtěch Barták, Vítězslav Moudrý. Ecography (2022)

Evolutionary causes and consequences of ungulate migration. Joel O. Abraham, Nathan S. Upham, Alejandro Damian-Serrano, Brett R. JesmerNature Ecology and Evolution (2022)

Life history diversity in terrestrial animals is associated with metabolic response to seasonally fluctuating resources. Scott W. Yanco, Allison K. Pierce, Michael B. Wunder. Ecography (2022)

Populations of the Graceful Twig Ant, Pseudomyrmex gracilis, Now Bridge the Distribution Gap between Their Native Range in Texas and Non-Native Range in Florida, USA. James K. Wetterer, Jovonn G. Hill, Joe A. MacGown, Douglas B. BooherTransactions of the American Entomological Society (2022)

A hierarchical inventory of the world’s mountains for global comparative mountain science. Mark A Snethlage, Jonas Geschke, Ajay Ranipeta, Walter Jetz … Davnah Urbach. Nature Science Data (2022)

Biological Earth observation with animal sensors. Walter Jetz, Grigori Tertitski, Roland Kays, Uschi Mueller, Martin Wikelski. Trends in Ecology & Evolution (2022)

Macroevolutionary dynamics of climatic niche space. Ignacio Quintero, Marc A. Suchar, Walter JetzProceedings of the Royal Society B. (2022)

Biodiversity impacts and conservation implications of urban land expansion projected to 2050. Rohan D. Simkin, Karen C. Seto, Robert I. McDonald, and Walter JetzPNAS (2022)

Include biodiversity representation indicators in area-based conservation targets. Walter JetzJennifer McGowanD Scott Rinnan, Hugh P Possingham, Piero Visconti, Brian O’Donnell, Maria Cecilia Londoño-Murcia. Nature Ecology & Evolution (2022)

Spatial personalities: a meta-analysis of consistent individual differences in spatial behavior. Stuber EFCarlson BSJesmer BRBehavioral Ecology (2022)

Recovery trajectories of oceanic reef ecosystems following multiple mass coral bleaching events. Vessaz F, Marsh CJ, Bijoux J, Gendron G, Mason-Parker C. Marine Biology (2022)

Linking animal migration and ecosystem processes: data-driven simulation of propagule dispersal by migratory herbivores. Somveille M, Ellis-Soto DEcology and Evolution (2022)


Shortfalls and opportunities in terrestrial vertebrate species discovery. Moura MRJetz WNature Ecology & Evolution (2021)

Estimating species relative abundances from museum records. Gotelli NJ, Booher DB, Urban MC, Ulrich W, Suarez AV, Skelly DK, et al. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2021)

An objective‐based prioritization approach to support trophic complexity through ecological restoration species mixes. Ladouceur E, McGowan J, Huber P, Possingham H, Scridel D, Klink R, et al. Journal of Applied Ecology (2021)

Global daily 1 km land surface precipitation based on cloud cover-informed downscalingKarger DN, Wilson AM, Mahony C, Zimmermann NE, Jetz WScientific Data (2021)

Global and national trends, gaps, and opportunities in documenting and monitoring species distributions. Oliver RY, Meyer C, Ranipeta AWinner KJetz W.  PLoS Biology (2021)

Continental‐scale 1 km hummingbird diversity derived from fusing point records with lateral and elevational expert information.  Ellis‐Soto D, Merow C, Amatulli G, Parra JL, Jetz WEcography (2021)

Unlocking inventory data capture, sharing and reuse: The Humboldt extension to Darwin Core. Sica Y, Zermoglio P. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards (2021)

Earth history events shaped the evolution of uneven biodiversity across tropical moist forests. Hagen O, Skeels A, Onstein R, Jetz W, Pellissier L. PNAS (2021)

Areas of global importance for conserving terrestrial biodiversity, carbon and water. Jung M, Arnell A, de Lamo X, García-Rangel S, Lewis M, Mark J, … , Jetz W, … ,  McGowan JRinnan DS, … , et al. Nature Ecology and Evolution (2021)

Evolutionary legacies in contemporary tetrapod imperilment. Greenberg DA, Pyron RA, Johnson LGW, Upham NS, Jetz W, Mooers AØ. Ecology Letters (2021)

A cloud-based toolbox for the versatile environmental annotation of biodiversity data. Li RRanipeta AWilshire J, Malczyk J, Duong M, Guralnick R, et al. PLoS Biology (2021)

A methodological roadmap to quantify animal-vectored spatial ecosystem subsidies. Ellis-Soto D, Ferraro KM, Rizzuto M, Briggs E, Monk JD, Schmitz OJ. Journal of Animal Ecology (2021)

Tallis H, Fargione J, Game E, McDonald R, Baumgarten L, Bhagabati N, …, McGowan J, … , et al. Prioritizing actions: spatial action maps for conservation. Annals of the New York Academy of Science (2021)

Individual environmental niches in mobile organisms. Carlson BS, Rotics S, Nathan R, Wikelski M, Jetz WNature Communications (2021)

Limited protection and ongoing loss of tropical cloud forest biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide. Karger DN, Kessler M, Lehnert M, Jetz W. Nature Ecology and Evolution (2021)

Dispersers and environment drive global variation in fruit colour syndromes. Sinnott-Armstrong MA, Donoghue MJ, Jetz WJ. Ecology Letters (2021)

Body size and digestive system shape resource selection by ungulates: A cross‐taxa test of the forage maturation hypothesis. Esmaeili S, Jesmer BR, Albeke SE, Aikens EO, et al. Ecology Letters (2021)

Complex relationships between beta diversity and dispersal in meta‐community models. Lu M.  Ecography (2021)

A unifying framework for quantifying and comparing n‐dimensional hypervolumes. Lu MWinner KJetz WMethods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2021)

Where the wild things were: intrinsic and extrinsic extinction predictors in the world’s most depleted mammal fauna. Turvey ST, Duncan C, Upham NS, Harrison X, Dávalos LM. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences (2021)

Delivering on Biden’s 2030 conservation commitment. Simmons BA, Nolte C, McGowan JbioRxiv (2021)

A weather surveillance radar view of Alaskan avian migration. Sivakumar AH, Sheldon D, Winner K, Burt CS, Horton KG. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Science (2021)

Global daily 1 km land surface precipitation based on cloud cover-informed downscaling. Karger DN, Wilson AM, Mahony C, Zimmermann NE, Jetz W.  Scientific Data (2021)

An Updated List of Ants of Alabama (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with New State RecordsMacgown JA, Booher D, Richter H, Wetterer JK, Hill JG. Transactions of the American Entomological Society (2021)

The ant genus Strumigenys Smith, 1860 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in western North America North of Mexico. Booher DBZootaxa (2021)


Global functional and phylogenetic structure of avian assemblages across elevation and latitude. Jarzyna MA, Quintero I, Jetz WEcology Letters (2020)

Behavioral responses to spring snow conditions contribute to long-term shift in migration phenology in American robinsOliver RY, Mahoney PJ, Gurarie E, Krikun N, Weeks BC, Hebblewhite M, et al. Environmental Research Letters (2020)

COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlifeRutz C, Loretto M-C, Bates AE, Davidson SC, Duarte CM, Jetz W, et al. Nature Ecology and Evolution (2020)

Phylogenetic and spatial distribution of evolutionary diversification, isolation, and threat in turtles and crocodilians (non-avian archosauromorphs)Colston TJ, Kulkarni P, Jetz W, Pyron RA. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2020)

Simulation-based reconstruction of global bird migration over the past 50,000 years. Somveille M, Wikelski M, Beyer RM, Rodrigues ASL, Manica A, Jetz WNature Communications (2020)

A test of the Niche Variation Hypothesis in a ruminant herbivoreJesmer BR, Kauffman MJ, Murphy MA, Goheen JR. Journal of Animal Ecology (2020)

Hierarchical multi-grain models improve descriptions of species’ environmental associations, distribution, and abundance. Mertes K, Jarzyna MAJetz W.  Ecological Applications (2020)

Global priorities for conservation of reptilian phylogenetic diversity in the face of human impactsGumbs R, Gray CL, Böhm M, Hoffmann M, Grenyer R, Jetz W, et al. Nat Communications (2020)


Measure and Reduce the Harm Caused by Biological InvasionsMcGeoch, M.; Jetz, W. One Earth (2019)

Accumulation over evolutionary time as a major cause of biodiversity hotspots in conifers. Sundaram, M.; Donoghue, M.J.; Farjon, A.; Filer, D.; Mathews, S.;  Jetz, W.;  and Leslie, A.B. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2019)

Artificial Intelligence’s Role in Global Camera Trap Data Management and Analytics via Wildlife InsightsThau D, Ahumada JA, Birch T, Fegraus E, Flores N, Jetz W, Kays R, Kinnaird M, Kulkarni S, Lyet A, O’Brien TG, Palmer J, Schuttler S, Duong M, Oliver R, Zhao JY, McShea WJ. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards (2019)

A Sensitivity Analysis of the Application of Integrated Species Distribution Models to Mobile Species: A Case Study with the Endangered Baird’s TapirSchank, C.J.; Cove, M.V.; Kelly, M.J.; Nielsen, C.K.; O’Farrill, G.; Meyer, N.; Jordan, C.A.; González-Maya, J.F.; Lizcano D.J.; Moreno, R.; Dobbins, M.; Montalvo, V.; Cruz Díaz, J.C.; Montuy, G.P.; De La Torre, A.; Brenes-Mora, E.; Margot A Wood, M.A.; Gilbert, J.; Jetz, W.; and Miller, J.A. Environmental Conservation (2019)

Environment‐ and trait‐mediated scaling of tree occupancy in forests worldwide . Ren, H.; Keil, P.; Mi, X.;  Ma, K.; Hao, Z.; Ye, W.; Lin, L.; Valencia, R.; Fletcher, C.D.; Thomas, D.W.; Howe, R.W.; Lutz, J.; Bourg, N.A.; Su, S.H.; Sun, I.F.; Zhu, L.; Chang, L.W.; Wang, X.; Du, X.; Kenfack, D.; Chuyong, G.B.; Jetz, W. Global Ecology &Environment (2019)

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

Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations. Jetz, W., McGeoch, M.A., Guralnick, R., Ferrier, S., Beck, J., Costello, M.J., Fernandez, M., Geller, G.N., Keil, P., Merow, C., Meyer, C., Muller-Karger, F.E., Pereira, H.M., Regan, E.C., Schmeller, D.S., and Turak, E., Nature Ecology & Evolution, (2019)

Global habitat loss and extinction risk of terrestrial vertebrates under future land-use-change scenarios. Powers, R.P., and Jetz, W., Nature Climate Change, (2019)

Phylogenetic and Spatial Distribution of Evolutionary Isolation and Threat in Turtles and Crocodilians (Non-Avian Archosauromorphs). Colston, T.J., Kulkarni, P., Jetz, W., and Pyron, R.A., bioRxiv, (2019)

Ecological causes of uneven diversification and richness in the mammal tree of life. Upham, N., Esselstyn, J.A., and Jetz, W., bioRxiv, (2019)

Supporting global biodiversity assessment through high-resolution macroecological modelling: Methodological underpinnings of the BILBI framework. Hoskins, A.J., Harwood, T.D., Ware, C., Williams, K.J., Perry, J.J.,Ota, N., Croft, J.R., Yeates, D.K., Jetz, W., Golebiewski, M., Purvis, A., and Ferrier, S., bioRxiv, (2019)


Evolutionarily distinct amphibians are disproportionately lost from human-modified ecosystems. Greenberg, M. A., Palen, W. J., Chan, K. C., Jetz, J., and Mooers, A. O., Ecology Letters, (2018)

A protocol for an intercomparison of biodiversity and ecosystem services models using harmonized land-use and climate scenarios, Kim, H., Rosa, I. M. D., Alkemade, R., Leadley, P., Hurtt, G., Popp, A., van Vuuren, D., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A., Baisero, D., Caton, E., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Chini, L., De Palma, A., Di Fulvio, F., Di Marco, M., Espinoza, F., Ferrier, S., Fujimori, S., Gonzalez, R. E., Gueguen, M., Guerra, C., Hartfoot, M., Harwood, T. D., Hasegawa, T. Haverd, V., Havlik, P., Hellweg, S., Hill, S. L. L., Hirata, A., Hoskins, A. J., Janse, J. H., Jetz, W. Johnson, J. A., Krause, A., Leclere, D., Martins, I. S., Matsui, T., Merow, C., Obersteiner, M., Ohashi, H., Poulter, B., Purvis, A., Quesada, B., Rondinini, C., Schipper, A., Sharp, R., Takahashi, K., Thuiller, W., Titeux, N., Visconti, P., Ware, C., Wolf, F., and Pereira, H. M., bioRxiv, (2018)

Taxonomic and functional diversity change is scale dependent. Jarzyna, M. A., and Jetz, W., Nature Communications, (2018)

The macroecological dynamics of species coexistence in birds. Pigot, A. L., Jetz, W., Sheard, C., and Tobias, J. A., Nature Ecology and Evolution, (2018)

The interplay of past disversification and evolutionary isolation with present imperilment across the amphibian tree of life, Jetz, W., and Pyron, A. R., Nature Ecology & Evolution, (2018)

Satellite sensor requirements for monitoring essential biodiversity variables of coastal ecosystems, Muller‐Karger, F. E., Hestir, E., Ade, C., Turpie, K., Roberts, D. A., Siegel, D., Miller, R. J., Humm, D., Izenberg, N., Keller, M., Morgan, F., Frouin, R., Dekker, R. G., Gardner, R., Goodman, J., Schaeffer, B., Franz, B. A., Pahlevan, N., Mannino, A. G., Concha, J. A., Ackleson, S. G., Cavanaugh, K. C., Romanou, A., Tzortziou, M., Boss, E. S., Pavlick, R., Freeman, A., Rousseaux, C. S., Dunne, J., Long, M. C., Klein, E., McKinley, G. A., Goes, J., Letelier, R., Kavanaugh, M., Roffer, M., Bracher, A., Arrigo, K. R., Dierssen, H., Zhang, X., Davis, F. W., Best, B., Guralnick, R., Moisan, J., Sosik, H. M., Kudela, R., Mouw, C. B., Barnard, A. H., Palacios, S., Roesler, C., Drakou, E. G., Appeltans, W., and Jetz, W., Ecological Applications, (2018)

A suite of global, cross-scale topographic variables for environmental and biodiversity modeling, Amatulli, G., Domisch, S., Tuanmu, M., Parmentier, B., Ranipeta, A., Malczyk, J., and Jetz, W., Scientific data, (2018)

Global elevation diversity and diversification of birds, Quintero, I., and Jetz, W., Nature, (2018)

Humboldt Core - towards a standardized capture of biological inventories for biodiversity monitoring,modeling, and assessmentGuralnick, R., Walls, R., and Jetz, W., Ecography, (2018)

Disentangling scale dependencies in species environmental niches and distributions, Mertes, K., and Jetz, W., Ecography, (2018)

Beta diversity patterns derived from island biogeography theory, Lu, M., Vasseur, D., and Jetz, W., bioRxiv, (2018)


Phylogenetically informed spatial planning is required to conserve the mammalian tree of life, Rosauer, D. F., Pollock, L. J., Linke, S., Jetz, W., Proceedings of the royal society b, (2017)

Quantifying the evidence for co-benefits between species conservation and climate change mitigation in giant panda habitats, Li, R., Xu, M., Powers, R., Zhao, F., Jetz, W., Wen, H., and Sheng, Q., Nature publishing group, (2017)

Multiscale scenarios for nature futures, Rosa, I., Pereira, H. M., Ferrier, S., Alkemade, R., Acosta, L. A., Akcakaya, H. R., Den Belder, E., Fazel, A. M., Fujimori, S., Harfoot, M., Harhash, K. A., Harrison, P. A., Hauck, J., Hendriks, R. J. J., Hernández, G., Jetz, W., Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S. I., Kim, H., King, N., Kok, M. T. J., Kolomytsev, G. O., Lazarova, T., Leadley, P., Lundquist, C. J., Márquez, J. G., Meyer, C., Navarro, L. M., Nesshöver, C., Ngo, H. T., Ninan, K. N., Palomo, M. G., Pereira, L. M., Peterson, G. D., Pichs, R., Popp, A., Purvis, A., Ravera, F., Rondinini, C., Sathyapalan, J., Schipper, A. M., Seppelt, R., Settele, J.,Sitas, N., Van Vuuren, D., Nature ecology and evolution, (2017)

Environmental constraints on the compositional and phylogenetic beta-diversity of tropical forest snake assemblages, Moura, M. R., Costa, H. C., Argolo, A. J. S., and Jetz, W., Journal of Animal Ecology, (2017)

A near half-century of temporal change in different facets of avian diversity, Jarzyna, M., and Jetz, W., Global Change Biology, Volume 23, Issue 8, p.2999-3011, (2017)

A general scaling law reveals why the largest animals are not the fastest, Hirt, M. R., Jetz, W., Rall, B. C., and Brose, U., Nature Ecology & Evolution, Volume 1, Issue 8, (2017)

Large conservation gains possible for global biodiversity facets, Pollock, L. J., Thuiller, W., and Jetz, w., Nature, Volume 546, p.141-144, (2017)

Putting insects on the map: near-global variation in sphingid moth richness along spatial and environmental gradientsBallesteros-Mejia, L, Kitching, I. J., Jetz, W., and Beck, J., Ecography, Volume 80, Issue 6, p.698-708, (2017)

global inventory of mountains for bio-geographical a pplications, Korner, C., Jetz, W., Paulsen, J., Payne, D., Rudmann-Maurer, K., and Spehn, E. M., Alpine Botany, Volume 127, Issue 1, P.1-15, (2017)

Different clades and traits yield similar grassland functional responses, Forrestel, E. J., Donoghue, M. J., Edwards, E. J., Jetz, W., du Toit, J. C., and Smith, M. D., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 01/2017, Volume 114, Issue 4, p.705-710, (2017)

Integrating occurrence data and expert maps for improved species range predictions, Merow, C., Wilson, A. M., and Jetz, W., Global Ecology and Biogeography, 11/2016, Volume 26, Issue 2, p.243-258, (2017)


Range geometry and socio‐economics dominate species‐level biases in occurrence information, Meyer, C., Jetz W., Guralnick R. P., Fritz S. A., and Kreft H. , Global Ecology and Biogeography, 10/2016, Volume 25, Issue 10, p.1181-1193, (2016)

The limits of direct community modeling approaches for broad-scale predictions of ecological assemblage structure, Ko, C. Y., Schmitz O. J., and Jetz W. , Biological Conservation, 09/2016, Volume 201, p.396-404, (2016)

A vision for global monitoring of biological invasions, Latombe, Guillaume, Pyšek P., Jeschke, J. M., Blackburn, T. M., Bacher S., Capinha C., Costello M. J., Fernández M., Gregory R. D., Hobern D., et al. , Biological Conservation, 06/2016, (2016)

Model‐based integration of observed and expert‐based information for assessing the geographic and environmental distribution of freshwater species, Domisch, S., Wilson A. M., and Jetz W. , Ecography, (2016)

Detecting the multiple facets of biodiversity., Jarzyna, M. A., and Jetz W. , Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Volume 31, Issue 7, p.527-538, (2016)

Energetic constraints on species coexistence in birds, Pigot, A. L., Tobias J., and Jetz W. , PLoS Biology, Volume 14, Issue 3, (2016)

Fully-sampled phylogenies of squamates reveal evolutionary patterns in threat status, Tonini, J. F. R., Beard K. H., Ferreira R. B., Jetz W., and Pyron R. A. , Biological Conservation, (2016)

Monitoring plant functional diversity from space, Jetz, W., Cavender-Bares J., Pavlick R., Schimel D., Davis F. W., Asner G. P., Guralnick R., Kattge J., Latimer A. M., Moorcroft P., et al. , Nature Plants, (2016)

Putting insects on the map: near-global variation in sphingid moth richness along spatial and environmental gradients, Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Kitching I. J., Jetz W., and Beck J. , Ecography, Volume 39, p.001-011, (2016)

Remotely sensed high-resolution global cloud dynamics for predicting ecosystem and biodiversity distributions, Wilson, A. M., and Jetz W. , PLoS Biology, Volume 14, (2016)