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Publications using Biodiverse (or its ancestors)

Publications are listed in reverse chronological order by year, then by author within years.

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  • Baldwin, B.G., Thornhill, A.H., Freyman, W.A., Ackerly, D.D., Kling, M.M., Morueta-Holme, N. and Mishler, B.D. (in press) Species richness and endemism in the native flora of California. American Journal of Botany.

  • Scherson, R.A., Thornhill, A.H., Urbina-Casanova, R., Freyman, W.A., Pliscoff, P.A. and Mishler, B.D. (2017) Spatial phylogenetics of the vascular flora of Chile. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 112, 88-95.

  • Prentice, E., Knerr, N., Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., González-Orozco, C.E., Bui, E.N., Laffan, S. and Miller, J.T. (in press) Do soil and climate properties drive biogeography of the Australian proteaceae? Plant and Soil.

  • Bloomfield, N.J., Knerr, N. and Encinas-Viso, F. (in press) A comparison of network and clustering methods to detect biogeographical regions. Ecography.


  • Bui, E.N., Thornhill, A.H., Gonzalez-Orozco, C.E., Knerr, N. and Miller, J.T. (2017) Climate and geochemistry as drivers of eucalypt diversification in Australia. Geobiology, 15, 427-440.

  • Cassis, G., Laffan, S.W. and Ebach, M.C. (2017) Biodiversity and Bioregionalisation Perspectives on the Historical Biogeography of Australia. In Ebach, M.C (ed) Handbook of Australasian Biogeography, ch 1, pp 1-16.

  • Chen, S-C, Cornwell, W.K., Zhang, H-X and Moles, A.T. (2017) Plants show more flesh in the tropics: variation in fruit type along latitudinal and climatic gradients. Ecography, 14, 531–538.

  • Di Virgilio, G., Laffan, S.W., Nielsen, S.V. and Chapple, D.G. (in press) Does range-restricted evolutionary history predict extinction risk? A case study in lizards. Journal of Biogeography, 44, 605-614.

  • Santos, A.P.B, Bitencourt, C. and Rapini, A. (2017) Distribution patterns of Kielmeyera (Calophyllaceae): the Rio Doce basin emerges as a confluent area between the northern and southern Atlantic Forest. Neotropical Biodiversity, 3, 1-9.

  • Tindall, M.L., Thomson, F.J., Laffan, S.W., and Moles, A.T. (2017) Is there a latitudinal gradient in the proportion of species with spinescence? Journal of Plant Ecology, 10, 294-300.


  • Ceccarelli, F.S., Ojanguren-Affilastro, A.A., Ramírez, M.J., Ochoa, J.A., Mattoni, C.I. and Prendini, L. (2016) Andean uplift drives diversification of the bothriurid scorpion genus Brachistosternus. Journal of Biogeography, 43, 1942-1954.

  • Daru, B.H. and le Roux, P.C. (2016) Marine protected areas are insufficient to conserve global marine plant diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25, 324-334.

  • Dowding, E. and Ebach, M. (2016) The Early Devonian palaeobiogeography of Eastern Australasia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 444, 39–47.

  • Fagúndez, J. & Izco, J. (2016) Diversity patterns of plant place names reveal connections with environmental and social factors. Applied Geography, 74, 23-29.

  • González-Ávila, P.A., Luna-Vega, I., García-Sandoval, R. and Contreras-Medina, R. (2016) Distributional patterns of the Order Gomphales (Fungi: Basidiomycota) in Mexico. Tropical Conservation Science, 9, 1940082916667140.

  • González-Orozco, C.E., Pollock, L.J., Knerr, N., Mishler, B.D., Miller, J.T., Laffan, S.W., Thornhill, A.H., Rosauer, D.F., Faith, D., Nipperess, D., Kujala, H., Linke, S. and Gruber, B. (2016) Phylogenetic approaches uncover biodiversity threats under climate change. Nature Climate Change, 6, 1110-1114.

  • Hallgren, W., Beaumont, L., Bowness, A., Chambers, L., Graham, E., Holewa, H., Laffan, S., Mackey, B., Nix, H., Vanderwal, J., Warren, R. & Weis, G. (2016) The Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory: Where Ecology meets Big Data. Environmental Modelling and Software, 76, 182-186.

  • Kaczmarek, Ł., Gołdyn, B., Mcinnes, S.J. and Michalczyk, Ł (2016) Diversity of limno-terrestrial tardigrades of the Americas in relation to the Great American Biotic Interchange hypothesis (GABI). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178, 737–746.

  • Laffan, S.W., Rosauer, D.F., Di Virgilio, G., Miller, J.T., Gonzales-Orozco, C., Knerr, N., Thornhill, A. & Mishler, B.D. (2016) Range-weighted metrics of species and phylogenetic turnover can better resolve biogeographic breaks and boundaries. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 580-588.

  • Thornhill, A.H., Mishler, B.D., Knerr, N., González-Orozco, C.E., Costion, C., Crayn, D., Laffan, S.W. & Miller, J.T. (2016) Continental scale phylogenetic diversity and endemism in Australian angiosperms. Journal of Biogeography, 43, 2085–2098.

  • Tolley, K.A., Alexander, G.J., Branch, W.R., Bowles, P. and Maritz, B. (2016) Conservation Status and Threats for African Reptiles. Biological Conservation, 204, 63–71.


  • Cook, L.G., Hardy, N.B. and Crisp, M.D. (2015) Three explanations for biodiversity hotspots: small range size, geographical overlap and time for species accumulation. An Australian case study. New Phytologist, 207, 390-400.

  • Costion, C.M., Edwards, W., Ford, A.J., Metcalfe, D.J., Cross, H.B., Harrington, M.G., Richardson, J.E., Hilbert, D.W., Lowe, A.J. and Crayn, D.M. (2015) Using phylogenetic diversity to identify ancient rain forest refugia and diversification zones in a biodiversity hotspot. Diversity and Distributions, 21, 279-289.

  • Dalrymple, R.L., Kemp, D.J., Flores-Moreno, H., Laffan, S.W., White, T.E., Hemmings, F.A., Tindall, M. and Moles, A.T. (2015) Birds, butterflies and flowers in the tropics are not more colourful than those in higher latitudes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, 1424–1432.

  • Daru, B.H., van der Bank, M. and Davies, T.J. (2015) Spatial incongruence among hotspots and complementary areas of tree diversity in southern Africa. Diversity and Distributions, 21, 769-780.

  • Ebach, M.C., Murphy, D.J., González-Orozco, C.E. and Miller, J.T. (2015) A revised area taxonomy of phytogeographical regions within the Australian Bioregionalisation Atlas. Phytotaxa 208, 261–277.

  • González-Orozco, C.E., Mishler, B.D., Miller, J.T., Laffan, S.W., Knerr, N., Unmack, P., Georges, A., Thornhill, A.H., Rosauer, D.F. and Gruber, B. (2015) Assessing biodiversity and endemism using phylogenetic methods across multiple taxonomic groups. Ecology and Evolution, 5, 5177-5192

  • Laity, T., Laffan, S.W., González-Orozco, C.E., Faith, D.P., Rosauer, D.F., Byrne, M., Miller, J.T., Crayn, D., Costion, C., Moritz, C.C. and Newport, K. (2015) Phylodiversity to inform conservation policy: An Australian example. Science of the Total Environment, 534, 131-143.

  • Nagalingum, N.S., Knerr, N., Laffan, S., Gonzalez-Orozco, C., Thornhill, A., Miller, J.T. and Mishler, B.D. (2015) Continental scale patterns and predictors of fern richness and phylogenetic diversity. Frontiers in Genetics, 6, article 132.

  • Rosauer, D.F., Catullo, R.A., VanDerWal, J., Moussalli, A. and Moritz, C. (2015) Lineage range estimation method reveals fine-scale endemism linked to Pleistocene stability in Australian rainforest herpetofauna. PLoS One, 10, e0126274.

  • Rossetto, M., Kooyman, R.M., Yap, S. & Laffan, S.W. (2015) From ratites to rats: the size of fleshy fruits shapes species distributions and continental rainforest assembly. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, 282, 20151998.

  • Sanginés-Franco, C., Luna-Vega, I., Contreras-Medina, R., Espinosa, D., Tejero-Díez, J.D and Rivas G. (2015) Diversity, endemism and conservation of ferns (Polypodiales) in the Mexican Mountain Component. Journal of Mountain Science, 12, 891-904.

  • Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Knerr, N.J., Miller, J.T and Mishler, B.D. (2015) Phylogenetic diversity and endemism of Australian daisies (Asteraceae). Journal of Biogeography, 42, 1114–1122.

  • Stephenson, R.L., Power, M.J., Laffan, S.W. and Suthers, I.M. (2015) Tests of larval retention in a tidally energetic environment reveal the complexity of the spatial structure in herring populations. Fisheries Oceanography, 24, 553-570.


  • Bui, E.N., González-Orozco, C.E. and Miller, J.T. (2014) Acacia, climate, and geochemistry in Australia. Plant and Soil, 381, 161-175.

  • Carnaval, A., Waltari, E., Rodrigues, M., Rosauer, D., VanDerWal, J., Damasceno, R., Prates, I., Strangas, M., Spanos, Z., Rivera, D.,Pie, M., Firkowski, C., Bornschein, M., Ribeiro, L. & Moritz, C. (2014) Prediction of phylogeographic endemism in an environmentally complex biome. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281, 20141461.

  • Di Virgilio, G. & Laffan, S.W. (2014) Using maps of continuous variation in species compositional turnover to supplement uniform polygon species range maps. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28, 1658-1673.

  • Di Virgilio, G., Laffan, S.W., Ebach, M.C. & Chapple, D.G. (2014) Spatial variation in the climatic predictors of species compositional turnover and endemism. Ecology and Evolution, 4, 3264–3278.

  • Fenker, J., Tedeschi, L.G., Pyron, R.A. and Nogueira, C. de C. (2014) Phylogenetic diversity, habitat loss and conservation in South American pitvipers (Crotalinae: Bothrops and Bothrocophias). Diversity and Distributions, 20, 1108–1119.

  • González-Orozco, C.E., Ebach, M.C., Laffan, S.W., Thornhill, A.H., Knerr, N., Schmidt-Lebuhn, A., Cargill, C.C., Clements, M., Nagalingum, N., Mishler, B.D. & Miller, J.T. (2014) Quantifying phytogeographical regions of Australia using geospatial turnover in species composition. PLoS One, 9, e92558.

  • González-Orozco, C.E., Thornhill, A.H., Knerr, N., Laffan, S.W. & Miller, J.T. (2014) Biogeographical regions and phytogeography of the eucalypts. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 46-58.

  • Kooyman, R.M., Wilf, P., Barreda, V.D., Carpenter, R.J., Jordan, G.J., Sniderman, J.M.K., Allen, A., Brodribb, T.J., Crayn, D., Feild, T.S., Laffan, S.W., Lusk, C., Rossetto, M. & Weston, P. (2014) Paleo-Antarctic Rainforest into the Modern Old World Tropics: the Rich Past and Threatened Future of the "Southern Wet Forest Survivors". American Journal of Botany, 101, 2121-2135.

  • Loader, S.P., Ceccarelli, F.S., Menegon, M., Howell, K.M., Kassahun, R., Mengistu, A.A., Saber, S.A., Gebresenbet, F., Sá, R., Davenport, T.R.B., Larson, J.G., Müller, H., Wilkinson, M. and Gower, D.J. (2014) Persistence and stability of Eastern Afromontane forests: evidence from brevicipitid frogs. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 1781–1792.

  • Mendoza, A.M. and Arita, H.T. (2014) Priority setting by sites and by species using rarity, richness and phylogenetic diversity: the case of neotropical glassfrogs (Anura: Centrolenidae) Biodiversity and Conservation, 23, 909-926.

  • Mishler, B.D., Knerr, N., González-Orozco, C.E., Thornhill, A.H., Laffan, S.W. & Miller, J.T. (2014) Phylogenetic measures of biodiversity and neo- and paleo-endemism in Australian Acacia. Nature Communications, 5, 4473.

  • Nagalingum, N.S., Knerr, N., Mishler, B.D. and D.C. Cargill (2014) Overlapping fern and bryophyte hotspots: assessing ferns as a predictor of bryophyte diversity. Telopea, 17, 383–392.

  • Perales, H. and Golicher, D. (2014) Mapping the Diversity of Maize Races in Mexico. PLoS ONE 9): e114657.

  • Rosauer, D.F., Ferrier, S., Williams, K.J., Manion, G, Keogh, S & Laffan, S.W. (2014) Phylogenetic Generalised Dissimilarity Modelling: a new approach to analysing and predicting spatial turnover in the phylogenetic composition of communities. Ecography, 37, 21-32.

  • Weber, L.C., VanDerWal, J., Schmidt, S., McDonald, W.J.F. & Shoo, L.P. (2014) Patterns of rain forest plant endemism in subtropical Australia relate to stable mesic refugia and species dispersal limitations. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 222-238.


  • Bitencourt, C. & Rapinia, A. (2013) Centres of Endemism in the Espinhaço Range: identifying cradles and museums of Asclepiadoideae (Apocynaceae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 11, 525-536.

  • Di Virgilio, G., Laffan, S.W. & Ebach, M.C. (2013) Quantifying high resolution transitional breaks in plant and mammal distributions at regional extent and their association with climate, topography and geology. PLoS ONE, 8, e59227.

  • González-Orozco, C.E., Laffan, S.W., Knerr, N. & Miller, J.T. (2013) A biogeographic regionalisation of Australian Acacia species. Journal of Biogeography, 40, 2156-2166.

  • Kooyman, R.M., Rossetto, M., Sauquet, H. & Laffan, S.W. (2013) Landscape Patterns in Rainforest Phylogenetic Signal: Isolated Islands of Refugia or Structured Continental Distributions? PLoS One 8, e80685

  • Laffan, S.W., Ramp, D. & Roger, E. (2013) Using endemism to assess representation of protected areas – the family Myrtaceae in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Journal of Biogeography, 40, 570-578.


  • Amboni, M. & Laffan, S.W. (2012) The effect of species range estimation methods on richness and phylogenetic diversity estimates: A comparison of four methods using Australian marsupials. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26, 2097-2109.

  • Burley, H.M., Laffan, S.W., & Williams, K.J. (2012) Spatial non-stationarity and anisotropy of compositional turnover in eastern Australian Myrtaceae species. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26, 2065-2081.

  • Di Virgilio, G., Laffan, S.W. & Ebach, M.C. (2012) Fine scale quantification of floral and faunal breaks and their geographic correlates, with an example from south-eastern Australia. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 1862-1876.

  • González-Orozco, C.E., Brown, A.H.D., Knerr, N., Miller, J.T. & Doyle, J.J. (2012) Hotspots of diversity of wild Australian soybean relatives and their conservation in situ. Conservation Genetics, 13, 1269-1281.

  • Ribeiro, P.L., Rapini, A, Silva, U.C.S., Konno, T.U.P., Damascena, L.S & van den Berg, C. (2012) Spatial analyses of the phylogenetic diversity of Minaria (Apocynaceae): assessing priority areas for conservation in the Espinhaço Range, Brazil. Systematics and Biodiversity, 10, 317-331.

  • Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Knerr, N.J., González-Orozco, C.E. (2012) Distorted perception of the spatial distribution of plant diversity through uneven collecting efforts: the example of Asteraceae in Australia. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 2072-2080.

  • Stevenson, L.A., González-Orozco, C.E., Knerr, N., Cargill, D.C., Miller, J.T. (2012) Species richness and endemism of Australian bryophytes. Journal of Bryology, 34, 101-107.

2011 and earlier