Kevin J. Gaston - Selected publications#


  • Orme, C.D.L., Davies, R.G., Burgess, M., Eigenbrod, F., Pickup, N., Olson, V., Webster, A.J., Ding, T-S., Rasmussen, P.C., Ridgely, R.S., Stattersfield, A.J., Bennett, P.M., Blackburn, T.M., Gaston, K.J. & Owens, I.P.F. 2005. Global hotspots of species richness are not congruent with endemism or threat. Nature 436, 1016-1019.
  • Webb, T.J., Woodward, F.I., Hannah, L. & Gaston, K.J. 2005. Forest cover-rainfall relationships in a biodiversity hotspot: the Atlantic forest of Brazil. Ecological Applications 15, 1968-1983.
  • Williamson, M. & Gaston, K.J. 2005. The lognormal distribution is not an appropriate null hypothesis for the species-abundance distribution. Journal of Animal Ecology 74, 409-422.
  • Blackburn, T.M., Cassey, P. & Gaston, K.J. 2006. Variations on a theme: sources of heterogeneity in the form of the interspecific relationship between abundance and distribution. Journal of Animal Ecology 75, 1426-1439.
  • Davies, R.G., Orme, C.D.L., Olson, V., Thomas, G.H., Ross, S.G., Ding, T-S., Rasmussen, P.C., Stattersfield, A.J., Bennett, P.M., Blackburn, T.M., Owens, I.P.F. & Gaston, K.J. 2006. Human impacts and the global distribution of extinction risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 273, 2127-2133.
  • Evans, K.L., Jackson, S.F., Greenwood, J.J.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2006. Species traits and the form of individual species-energy relationships. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 273, 1779-1787.
  • Gaston, K.J., Charman, K., Jackson, S.F., Armsworth, P.R., Bonn, A., Briers, R.A., Callaghan, C.S.Q., Catchpole, R., Hopkins, J., Kunin, W.E., Latham, J., Opdam, P., Stoneman, R., Stroud, D.A. & Tratt, R. 2006. The ecological effectiveness of protected areas: the United Kingdom. Biological Conservation 132, 76-87.
  • Grenyer, R., Orme, C.D.L., Jackson, S.F., Thomas, G.H., Davies, R.G., Davies, T.J., Jones, K.E., Olson, V.A., Ridgely, R.S., Rasmussen, P.C., Ding, T-S., Bennett, P.M., Blackburn, T.M., Gaston, K.J., Gittleman, J.L. & Owens, I.P.F. 2006. The global distribution and conservation of rare and threatened vertebrates. Nature 444, 93-96.
  • Mora, C., Andréfouët, S., Costello, M.J., Kranenburg, C., Rollo, A., Veron, J., Gaston, K.J. & Myers, R.A. 2006. Coral reefs and the global network of marine protected areas. Science 312, 1750-1751.
  • Orme, C.D.L., Davies, R.G., Olson, V.A., Thomas, G.H., Ding, T-S., Rasmussen, P.C., Ridgely, R.S., Stattersfield, A.J., Bennett, P.M., Owens, I.P.F., Blackburn, T.M. & Gaston, K.J. 2006. Global patterns of geographic range size in birds. PLoS Biology 4, 1276-1283.
  • Petchey, O.L. & Gaston, K.J. 2006. Functional diversity: back to basics and looking forward. Ecology Letters 9, 741-758.
  • Storch, D., Davies, R.G., Zajíček, S., Orme, C.D.L., Olson, V., Thomas, G.H., Ding, T-S., Rasmussen, P.C., Ridgely, R.S., Bennett, P.M., Blackburn, T.M., Owens, I.P.F. & Gaston, K.J. 2006. Energy, range dynamics and global species richness patterns: reconciling mid-domain effects and environmental determinants of avian diversity. Ecology Letters 9, 1308-1320.
  • Webb, T.J., Gaston, K.J., Hannah, L. & Woodward, F.I. 2006. Coincident scales of forest feedback on climate and conservation in a diversity hot spot. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 273, 757-765.
  • Bebber, D.P., Marriott, F.H.C., Gaston, K.J., Harris, S.A. & Scotland, R.W. 2007. Predicting unknown species numbers using discovery curves. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 274, 1651-1658.
  • Davies, R.G., Orme, C.D.L., Storch, D., Olson, V.A., Thomas, G.H., Ross, S.G., Ding, T-S., Rasmussen, P.C., Bennett, P.M., Owens, I.P.F., Blackburn, T.M. & Gaston, K.J. 2007. Topography, energy and the global distribution of bird species richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 274, 1189-1197.
  • Fuller, R.A., Irvine, K.N., Devine-Wright, P., Warren, P.H. & Gaston, K.J. 2007. Psychological benefits of greenspace increase with biodiversity. Biology Letters 3, 390-394.
  • Fuller, R.A., Warren, P.H. & Gaston, K.J. 2007. Daytime noise predicts nocturnal singing in urban robins. Biology Letters 3, 368-370.
  • Gaston, K.J., Davies, R.G., Orme, C.D.L., Olson, V.A., Thomas, G.H., Ding, T-S., Rasmussen, P.C., Lennon, J.J., Bennett, P.M., Owens, I.P.F. & Blackburn, T.M. 2007. Spatial turnover in the global avifauna. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 274, 1567-1574.
  • Petchey, O.L., Evans, K.L., Fishburn, I.S. & Gaston, K.J. 2007. Low functional diversity and no redundancy in British avian assemblages. Journal of Animal Ecology 76, 977-985.
  • Phillimore, A.B., Orme, C.D.L., Davies, R.G., Hadfield, J.D., Reed, W.J., Gaston, K.J., Freckleton, R.P., & Owens, I.P.F. 2007. Biogeographical basis of recent phenotypic divergence among birds: A global study of subspecies richness. Evolution 61, 942-957.
  • Tratalos, J., Fuller, R.A., Evans, K.L., Davies, R.G., Newson, S.E., Greenwood, J.J.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2007. Bird densities are associated with household densities. Global Change Biology 13, 1685-1695.
  • Chown, S.L. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Macrophysiology for a changing world. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B 275, 1469-1478.
  • Evans, K.L., Newson, S., Storch, D., Greenwood, J.J.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Spatial scale, abundance and the species-energy relationship in British birds. Journal of Animal Ecology 77, 395-405.
  • Gaston, K.J., Chown, S.L. & Evans, K.L. 2008. Ecogeographical rules: elements of a synthesis. Journal of Biogeography 35, 483-500.
  • Gaston, K.J. & Fuller, R.A. 2008. Commonness, population depletion and conservation biology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23, 14-19.
  • Gaston, K.J., Jackson, S.F., Cantú-Salazar, L. & Cruz-Piñón, G. 2008. The ecological performance of protected areas. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 39, 93-113.
  • Gaston, K.J., Jackson, S.F., Nagy, A., Cantú-Salazar, L. & Johnson, M. 2008. Protected areas in Europe: principle and practice. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1134, 97-119.
  • Guilhaumon, F., Gimenez, O., Gaston, K.J. & Mouillot, D. 2009. Taxonomic and regional uncertainty in species-area relationships and the identification of richness hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105, 15458-15463.
  • Jackson, S.F. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Incorporating public and private land in conservation planning: the ecological effectiveness of protected areas in Britain. Ecological Applications 18, 1050-1060.
  • Jackson, S.F. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Land use change and the dependence of national priority species on protected areas. Global Change Biology 14, 2132-2138.
  • Mace, G.M., Collar, N.J., Gaston, K.J., Hilton-Taylor, C., Akçakaya, H.R., Leader-Williams, N., Milner-Gulland, E.J. & Stuart, S.N. 2008. Quantification of extinction risk: IUCN´s system for classifying threatened species. Conservation Biology 22, 1424-1442.
  • Newson, S.E., Evans, K.L., Noble, D.G. Greenwood, J.J.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. Use of distance sampling to improve estimates of national population sizes for common and widespread breeding birds in the UK. Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 1330-1338.
  • Phillimore, A.B., Orme, C.D.L., Thomas, G.H., Blackburn, T.M., Bennett, P.M., Gaston, K.J. & Owens, I.P.F. 2008. Sympatric speciation in birds is rare: insights from range data and simulations. American Naturalist 171, 646-657.
  • Storch, D., Šizling, A.L., Reif, J., Polechová, J., Šizlingová, E. & Gaston, K.J. 2008. The quest for a null model for macroecological patterns: geometry of species distributions at multiple spatial scales. Ecology Letters 11, 771-784.
  • Anderson, B.J., Armsworth, P.R., Eigenbrod, F., Thomas, C.D., Gillings, S., Heinemeyer, A., Roy, D.B. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Spatial covariance between biodiversity and other ecosystem service priorities. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 888-896.
  • Dallimer, M., Acs, S., Hanley, N., Wilson, P., Gaston, K.J. & Armsworth, P.R. 2009. What explains property-level variation in avian diversity? An inter-disciplinary approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 647-656.
  • Davies, Z.G., Fuller, R.A., Loram, A., Irvine, K.N., Sims, V. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. A national scale inventory of resource provision for biodiversity within domestic gardens. Biological Conservation 142, 761-771.
  • Eigenbrod, F., Anderson, B.J., Armsworth, P.R., Heinemeyer, A., Jackson, S.F., Parnell, M., Thomas, C.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Ecosystem service benefits of contrasting conservation strategies in a human-dominated region. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 276, 2903-2911.
  • Evans, K.L., Gaston, K.J., Frantz, A.C., Simeoni, M., Sharp, S.P., McGowan, A., Dawson, D.A., Walasz, K., Partecke, J., Burke, T. & Hatchwell, B.J. 2009. Independent colonization of multiple urban centres by a formerly forest bird specialist. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 276, 2403-2410.
  • Fishburn, I.S., Kareiva, P., Gaston, K.J., Evans, K.L. & Armsworth, P.R. 2009. State-level variation in conservation investment by a major nongovernmental organisation. Conservation Letters 2, 74-81.
  • Fuller, R.A. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. The scaling of green space coverage in European cities. Biology Letters 5, 352-355.
  • Gaston, K.J. 2009. Geographic range limits: achieving synthesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276, 1395-1406.
  • Gaston, K.J., Chown, S.L., Calosi, P., Bernardo. J., Bilton, D.T., Clarke, A., Clusella-Trullas, S., Ghalambor, C.K., Konarzewski, M., Peck, L.S., Porter, W.P., Pörtner, H.O., Rezende, E.L., Schulte, P.M., Spicer, J.I., Stillman, J., Terblanche, J.S. & van Kleunen, M. 2009. Macrophysiology: a conceptual re-unification. American Naturalist 174, 595-612.
  • Gaston, K.J. & Fuller, R.A. 2009. The sizes of species´ geographic ranges. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 1-9.
  • Jackson, S.F., Walker, K. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Relationship between distributions of threatened plants and protected areas in Britain. Biological Conservation 142, 1515-1522.
  • Mora, C., Myers, R.A., Col, M., Libralato, S., Pitcher, T.J., Sumaila, R.U., Zeller, D., Watson, R., Gaston, K.J. & Worm, B. 2009. Management effectiveness of the world´s marine fisheries. PLoS Biology 7, e1000131.
  • Olson, V.A., Davies, R.G., Orme, C.D.L., Thomas, G.H., Meiri, S., Blackburn, T.M., Gaston, K.J. Owens, I.P.F. & Bennett, P.M. 2009. Global biogeography and ecology of body size in birds. Ecology Letters 12, 249-259.
  • Šizling, A.L., Šizlingová, E., Storch, D., Reif, J. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Rarity, commonness and the contribution of individual species to species richness patterns. American Naturalist 174, 82-93.
  • Šizling, A.L., Storch, D., Šizlingová, E., Reif, J. & Gaston, K.J. 2009. Species abundance distribution results from a spatial analogy of central limit theorem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 106, 6691-6695.
  • Acs, S., Hanley, N., Dallimer, M., Gaston, K.J., Robertson, P., Wilson, P. & Armsworth, P.R. 2010. The effect of decoupling on marginal agricultural systems: implications for farm incomes, land use and upland ecology. Land Use Policy 27, 550-563.
  • Armsworth, P.R., Armsworth, A.N., Compton, N., Cottle, P., Davies, I., Emmett, B.A., Fandrich, V., Foote, M., Gaston, K.J., Gardiner, P., Hess, T., Hopkins, J., Horsley, N., Leaver, N., Maynard, T., Shannon, D. 2010. The ecological research needs of business. Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 235-243.
  • Eigenbrod, F., Armsworth, P.R., Anderson, B.J., Heinemeyer, A., Gillings, S., Roy, D.B., Thomas, C.D. & Gaston, K.J. 2010. The impact of proxy-based methods on mapping the distribution of ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 377-385.
  • Smith, R.M., Thompson, K., Warren, P.H. & Gaston, K.J. 2010. Urban domestic gardens (XIII): composition of the bryophyte and lichen floras, and determinants of species richness. Biological Conservation 143, 873-882.


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