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Island Diversity from an Eco-evolutionary Approach

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Project "IDEA" data sheet

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Organization address
address: NORREGADE 10
postcode: 1165

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 212˙194 €
 EC max contribution 212˙194 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-15   to  2018-03-14


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK (KOBENHAVN) coordinator 212˙194.00


 Project objective

The science of island biogeography is currently undergoing a huge resurgence of interest, due mainly to the advent of novel sources of data, most notably on geological dynamics, climate-driven sea-level changes, remotely sensed climate, vegetation structure and topography, and, centrally, the phylogenetic relationships among species. This has paved the way for an understanding of how island geographical dynamics shape dynamics of species diversity and the evolution of clades, but has also opened up a whole range of unanswered questions: How has the emergence of islands affected evolution in clades? How does vegetation structure and topographic complexity shape patterns of diversity? What are the roles of cross-taxon interactions in governing these processes? And how do these patterns scale from the island to the community level? In this proposal, I aim to address these unanswered questions by studying a uniquely well-defined group, the radiation of corvid birds in the Indo-Pacific. From the beginning of the project I will have access to an existing database on the spatial distribution, phylogenetic relationships, habitat associations and morphological traits for these birds. I will combine this with building databases on the topographic complexity, vegetation, and ages of the Indo-Pacific islands, and supplement these data with generating primary field data from bird sampling and drone flights. The analytical approach will be based on mixed effect model analysis, null models and simulations. The results from this research will have a broad international interest, and will help the international research community to rise to the challenge of understanding patterns of species diversity – an understand that is crucial for protecting biodiversity in a changing world.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Knud Andreas Jønsson, Michael Krabbe Borregaard, Daniel Wisbech Carstensen, Louis A. Hansen, Jonathan D. Kennedy, Antonin Machac, Petter Zahl Marki, Jon Fjeldså, Carsten Rahbek
Biogeography and Biotic Assembly of Indo-Pacific Corvoid Passerine Birds
published pages: 231-253, ISSN: 1543-592X, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110316-022813
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 48/1 2019-06-13
2017 Jonathan D. Kennedy, Michael K. Borregaard, Knud A. Jønsson, Ben Holt, Jon Fjeldså, Carsten Rahbek
Does the colonization of new biogeographic regions influence the diversification and accumulation of clade richness among the Corvides (Aves: Passeriformes)?
published pages: 38-50, ISSN: 0014-3820, DOI: 10.1111/evo.13080
Evolution 71/1 2019-06-13
2017 Robert J. Whittaker, José María Fernández-Palacios, Thomas J. Matthews, Michael K. Borregaard, Kostas A. Triantis
Island biogeography: Taking the long view of nature’s laboratories
published pages: eaam8326, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8326
Science 357/6354 2019-06-13
2016 Jonathan D. Kennedy, Michael K. Borregaard, Knud A. Jønsson, Petter Z. Marki, Jon Fjeldså, Carsten Rahbek
The influence of wing morphology upon the dispersal, geographical distributions and diversification of the Corvides (Aves; Passeriformes)
published pages: 20161922, ISSN: 0962-8452, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1922
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283/1844 2019-06-13
2018 Reeve, A Fjeldsaa, J Borregaard, MK
Ecologically flexible endemics dominate Indo-Pacific bird communities
published pages: , ISSN: 1365-2699, DOI:
Journal of Biogeography 2019-06-13

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