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Blach-Overgaard, A., Kissling, W.D., Dransfield, J., Balslev, H. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): Multimillion-year climatic effects on palm species diversity in Africa. Ecology 94: 2426–2435. [ABSTRACT]


Eskildsen, A., le Roux, P.C., Heikkinen, R.K., Høye, T.T., Kissling, W.D., Pöyry, J., Wisz, M.S. & Luoto, M. (2013): Testing species distribution models across space and time: high latitude butterflies and recent warming. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1293–1303. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2013): Estimating extinction risk under climate change: next-generation models simultaneously incorporate demography, dispersal, and biotic interactions. Frontiers of Biogeography 5: 163–165. [ABSTRACT]


Zhang, J., Kissling, W.D. & He, F. (2013): Local forest structure, climate and human disturbance determine regional distribution of boreal bird species richness in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1131–1142. [ABSTRACT]


Sandom, C., Dalby, L., Fløjgaard, C., Kissling, W.D., Lenoir, J., Sandel, B., Trøjelsgaard, K., Ejrnæs, R. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): Mammal predator and prey species richness are strongly linked at macroscales. Ecology 94: 1112–1122. [ABSTRACT]


Wisz, M.S., Pottier, J., Kissling, W.D., Pellissier, L., Lenoir, J., Damgaard, C.F., Dormann, C.F., Forchhammer, M.C., Grytnes, J.A., Guisan, A., Heikkinen, R., Høye, T.T., Kühn, I., Luoto, M., Maiorano, L., Nilsson, M.-C., Normand, S., Öckinger, E., Schmidt, N.M., Termansen, M., Timmermann, A., Wardle, D.A., Aastrup, P. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): The role of biotic interactions in shaping distributions and realised assemblages of species: implications for species distribution modelling. Biological Reviews 88: 15–30. [ABSTRACT]




Schurr, F.M., Pagel, J., Cabral, J.S., Groeneveld, J., Bykova, O., O'Hara, R.B., Hartig, F., Kissling, W.D., Linder, H.P., Midgley, G.F., Schröder, B., Singer, A. & Zimmermann, N.E. (2012): How to understand species' niches and range dynamics: a demographic research agenda for biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2146–2162. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecological niche as a window to biodiversity" edited by Steve Higgins, Christine Römermann and Bob O’Hara]


Kissling, W.D., Dormann, C.F., Groeneveld, J., Hickler, T., Kühn, I., McInerny, G.J., Montoya, J.M., Römermann, C., Schiffers, K., Schurr, F.M., Singer, A., Svenning, J.-C., Zimmermann, N.E. & O’Hara, R.B. (2012): Towards novel approaches to modelling biotic interactions in multispecies assemblages at large spatial extents. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2163–2178. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecological niche as a window to biodiversity" edited by Steve Higgins, Christine Römermann and Bob O’Hara]


Hagen, M., Kissling, W.D., Rasmussen, C., De Aguiar, M.A.M., Brown, L.E., Carstensen, D.W., Alves-Dos-Santos, I., Dupont, Y.L., Edwards, F.K., Genini, J., Guimarães Jr., P.R., Jenkins, G.B., Jordano, P., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N., Ledger, M.E., Maia, K.P., Marquitti, F.M.D., Mclaughlin, O., Morellato, L.P.C., O'Gorman, E.J., Trøjelsgaard, K., Tylianakis, J.M., Vidal, M.M., Woodward, G. & Olesen, J.M. (2012): Biodiversity, species interactions and ecological networks in a fragmented world. Advances in Ecological Research 46: 89–210. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Baker, W.J., Balslev, H., Barfod, A.S., Borchsenius, F., Dransfield, J., Govaerts, R. & Svenning, J.-C. (2012): Quaternary and pre-Quaternary historical legacies in the global distribution of a major tropical plant lineage. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 909–921. [ABSTRACT]


Wetzel, F.T., Kissling, W.D., Beissmann, H. & Penn, D.J. (2012): Future climate change driven sea-level rise: secondary consequences from human displacement for island biodiversity. Global Change Biology 18: 2707–2719. [ABSTRACT]

26. Kissling, W.D.*, Eiserhardt, W.L.*, Baker, W.J., Borchsenius, F., Couvreur, T.L.P., Balslev, H. & Svenning, J.-C. (2012): Cenozoic imprints on the phylogenetic structure of palm species assemblages worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 7379–7384. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]

Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H. & Jetz, W. (2012): Bird dietary guild richness across latitudes, environments and biogeographic regions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 328–340. [ABSTRACT]




Eiserhardt, W.L., Svenning, J.-C., Kissling, W.D. & Balslev, H. (2011): Geographical ecology of the palms (Arecaceae) - determinants of diversity and distributions across spatial scales. Annals of Botany 108: 1391–1416. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue: Palm Biology edited by James Tregear, Alain Rival and Jean-Christophe Pintaud]

23. Hagen, M., Wikelski, M. & Kissling, W.D. (2011): Space use of bumblebees ( Bombus spp.) revealed by radio-tracking. PLoS ONE 6: e19997. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Field, R., Korntheuer, H., Heyder, U. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2010): Woody plants and the prediction of climate change impacts on bird diversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2035–2045. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Theme Issue 'The effects of climate change on biotic interactions and ecosystem services' compiled and edited by José M. Montoya and Dave Raffaelli]


Qian, H. & Kissling, W.D. (2010): Spatial scale and cross-taxon congruence of terrestrial vertebrate and vascular plant species richness in China. Ecology 91: 1172–1183. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Fernandez, N. & Paruelo, J.M. (2009): Spatial risk assessment of livestock exposure to pumas in Patagonia, Argentina. Ecography 32: 807–817. [ABSTRACT]


Qian, H., Kissling, W.D., Wang, X. & Andrews, P. (2009): Effects of woody plant species richness on mammal species richness in southern Africa. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1685–1697. [ABSTRACT]


Bini, L.M., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Rangel, T.F.L.V.B., Akre, T.S.B., Albaladejo, R.G., Albuquerque, F.S., Aparicio, A., Araújo, M.B., Baselga, A., Beck, J., Bellocq, M.I., Böhning-Gaese, K., Borges, P.A.V., Castro-Parga, I., Chey, V.K., Chown, S.L., de Marco, P., Dobkin, D.S., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Filloy, J., Fleishman, E., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Iverson, J.B., Kerr, J.T., Kissling, W.D., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Morales-Castilla, I., Moreno, J.C., Oberdorff, T., Olalla-Tárraga, M.A., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.A., Rueda, M., Ruggiero, A., Sackmann, P., Sanders, N.J., Terribile, L.C., Vetaas, O.R. & Hawkins, B.A. (2009): Coefficient shifts in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32: 193–204. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Jetz, W. (2009): The global distribution of frugivory in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 150–162. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Field, R. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008): Spatial patterns of woody plant and bird diversity: functional relationships or environmental effects? Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 327–339. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. & Carl, G. (2008): Spatial autocorrelation and the selection of simultaneous autoregressive models. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 59–71. [ABSTRACT]


Rüger, N., Williams-Linera, G., Kissling, W.D. & Huth, A. (2008): Long-term impacts of fuelwood extraction on a tropical montane cloud forest. Ecosystems 11: 868–881. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Rahbek, C. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2007): Food plant diversity as broad-scale determinant of avian frugivore richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 799–808. [ABSTRACT]


Dormann, C.F., Bierman, S.M., McPherson, J.M., Araújo, M.B., Bivand, R., Bolliger, J., Carl, G., Davies, R.G., Hirzel, A., Jetz, W., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Ohlemüller, R., Peres-Neto, P.R., Reineking, B., Schröder, B., Schurr, F.M. & Wilson, R. (2007): Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data: a review. Ecography 30: 609–628.  [ABSTRACT]


Rüger, N., Gutierrez, Á.G., Kissling, W.D., Armesto, J.J. & Huth, A. (2007): Ecological impacts of different harvesting scenarios for temperate evergreen rain forest in southern Chile – a simulation experiment. Forest Ecology and Management 252: 52–66.  [ABSTRACT]




Wiegand, T., Kissling, W.D., Cipriotti, P.A. & Aguiar, M.R. (2006): Extending point pattern analysis for objects of finite size and irregular shape. Journal of Ecology 94: 825–837.  [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M. & Lord, J.M. (2006): Agamospermous seed production of the invasive tussock grass Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) in New Zealand – Evidence from pollination experiments. Flora 201: 144–151.  [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P.J., Dickinson, K.J.M. & Lord, J.M. (2005): Invasion ecology of the alien tussock grass Nardus stricta (Poaceae) at Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 601–612.  [ABSTRACT]


Schreiber, J. & Kissling, W.D. (2005): Factors affecting the breeding success of Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea in a colony at Kaldbaksbotnur, Faroe Islands. Atlantic Seabirds 7: 97–105.  [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2005): Das Borstgras ( Nardus stricta): in Hamburg stark gefährdet, anderswo problematischer Neophyt – das Beispiel Neuseeland. Berichte des Botanischen Vereins zu Hamburg 22: 115–125.  [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P.J., Dickinson, K.J.M. & Lord, J.M. (2004): Ecology and distribution of Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) - an alien invader into New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 29: 1–12.  [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2004): Effects of time of day and observer position on waterbird counts. Notornis 51: 35–42.  [ABSTRACT]




Stowe, C.J., Kissling, W.D., Ohlemüller, R. & Wilson, J.B. (2003): Are ecotone properties scale-dependent? A test from a Nothofagus treeline in southern New Zealand. Community Ecology 4: 35–42.  [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, D. (2001): Siedlungsdichte des Waldwasserläufers Tringa ochropus und GIS-gestützte Bestandsabschätzung im Biosphärenreservat Schorfheide-Chorin. Vogelwelt 122: 1–14.  [ABSTRACT]




Kißling, D. (1998): Bemerkungen zum Flugverhalten von Kormoranen Phalacrocorax carbo. Ornithologischer Anzeiger 37: 157–159.