Revisiting Simberloff and Wilson 1969

In a paper published in Ecology in 1969, Daniel Simberloff and E.O. Wilson reported the findings of a "defaunation experiment" they conducted on mangrove islands in the Florida Keys, to test the Theory of Island Biogeography proposed by Robert MacArthur and E.O. Wilson. In addition to this paper, Simberloff and Wilson published two other papers … Continue reading Revisiting Simberloff and Wilson 1969


Revisiting Menge 1976

In 1976, Bruce Menge published a paper in Ecological Monographs reporting the results of his experimental and observation studies on the factors structuring the rocky intertidal community along the New England coast in northeastern United States. This paper, which came six years after the completion of his PhD,  marked the beginning of Menge's interest on … Continue reading Revisiting Menge 1976

Revisiting Pimm et al. 1988

In a paper published in The American Naturalist in 1988, Stuart Pimm, Lee Jones and Jared Diamond explored existing mathematical models and developed theoretical predictions about how risk of extinction would vary between species. Pimm and colleagues then put these predictions to test using a database of annual breeding censuses of birds carried out by … Continue reading Revisiting Pimm et al. 1988