The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity

Show simple item record Kass, Jamie M. Guenard, Benoit Dudley, Kenneth L. Jenkins, Clinton N. Azuma, Fumika Fisher, Brian L. Parr, Catherine Lucy Gibb, Heloise Longino, John T. Ward, Philip S. Chao, Anne Lubertazzi, David Weiser, Michael Jetz, Walter Guralnick, Robert Blatrix, Rumsais Des Lauriers, James Donoso, David A. Georgiadis, Christos Gomez, Kiko Hawkes, Peter G. Johnson, Robert A. Lattke, John E. MacGown, Joe A. Mackay, William Robson, Simon Sanders, Nathan J. Dunn, Robert Economo, Evan P. 2023-02-08T11:13:27Z 2023-02-08T11:13:27Z 2022-08-03
dc.description.abstract Invertebrates constitute the majority of animal species and are critical for ecosystem functioning and services. Nonetheless, global invertebrate biodiversity patterns and their congruences with vertebrates remain largely unknown. We resolve the first high-resolution (~20-km) global diversity map for a major invertebrate clade, ants, using biodiversity informatics, range modeling, and machine learning to synthesize existing knowledge and predict the distribution of undiscovered diversity. We find that ants and different vertebrate groups have distinct features in their patterns of richness and rarity, underscoring the need to consider a diversity of taxa in conservation. However, despite their phylogenetic and physiological divergence, ant distributions are not highly anomalous relative to variation among vertebrate clades. Furthermore, our models predict that rarity centers largely overlap (78%), suggesting that general forces shape endemism patterns across taxa. This raises confidence that conservation of areas important for small-ranged vertebrates will benefit invertebrates while providing a “treasure map” to guide future discovery. en_US
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_US
dc.description.librarian am2023 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers Program, Japan Ministry of the Environment, Environment Research, and Technology Development Fund no. 4-1904, the Leverhulme Trust, the National Science Foundation, Australian Research Discovery Grant, Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme (South Africa), and the USDA and NIFA support of the Mississippi Entomological Museum. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Kass, J.M., Guenard, B., Dudley, K.L. et al. 2022, 'The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity', Science Advances, vol. 8, art. eabp9908, pp. 1-16, doi : 10.1126/sciadv.abp9908. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2375-2548
dc.identifier.other 10.1126/sciadv.abp9908
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science en_US
dc.rights © 2022 The Authors. Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC BY). en_US
dc.subject Invertebrates en_US
dc.subject Vertebrates en_US
dc.subject Taxa en_US
dc.subject Global diversity map en_US
dc.subject Global invertebrate biodiversity patterns en_US
dc.title The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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