Selected publications


Escobar, L. H. Qiao, J. Soberon, L. Ji, E. Saupe (2017) Using the KDE method to model ecological niches: a response to Blonder et al., (correspondence) Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12610

Soberón, J., & Arroyo-Pena, B. (2017). Are fundamental niches larger than the realized? Testing a 50-year-old prediction by Hutchinson. Public Library of Science ONE, 12(4), e0175138. 

Soberón, J., Osorio-Olvera, L., & Peterson, T. (2017). Conceptual differences between ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 88(2):437-441 

 H. Pérez-Moreno, E. Martínez-Meyer, J. Soberón & O. Rojas-Soto. 2016. Climatic patterns in the establishment of wintering areas by North American migratory birds. Ecology and Evolution 6(7):2022-2033

H. Qiao, E. Saupe, J. Soberón, A.T. Peterson & C. Myers. 2016. Impacts of Niche Breadth and Dispersal Ability on Macroevolutionary Patterns. The American Naturalist 188(2):149-162

H. Qiao, L. E. Escobar, E. Saupe, L. Ji, J. Soberón 2016. A cautionary note on the use of hypervolume kernel density estimators in ecological niche modelling. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.12492

Osorio-Olvera, L. M. Falconi & J. Soberón. 2016. On the relationship between habitat suitability and population abundance under different dispersal scenarios. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 87(3):1080-1088

Huijie Qiao, A. Townsend Peterson, Lindsay P. Campbell, Jorge Soberón, and Luis E. Escobar. 2016. NicheA: Creating Virtual Species and Ecological Niches in Multivariate Environmental Scenarios. Ecography 39:805-813

Peterson, T., Navarro-Siguenza, A. G., Martinez-Meyer, E., Cuervo-Robayo, A. P., Berlanga, H., & Soberon, J. M. (2015). Twentieth century turnover of Mexican endemic avifaunas: Landscape change versus climate drivers. In Science Advances (Vol. 1, No. 4, pp.  DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1400071). 

Sarukhan, J., Urquiza-Hass, T., Koleff, P., Dirzo, R., Ezcurra, E., Cerdeira-Estrada, S., & Soberon, J. (2014). Strategic Actions to Value, Conserve, and Restore the Natural Capital of Megadiversity Countries: The Case of Mexico. BioScience. doi:doi:10.1093/biosci/biu195 

Barve, N., V. Barve, A. Jimenez-Valverde, A. Lira-Noriega, S. P. Maher, A. T. Peterson, J. Soberón, and F. Villalobos. 2011. The crucial role of the accessible area in ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Ecological Modelling 222:1810-1819.

Lira-Noriega, A., & Soberon, J. (2014). The relationship among biodiversity, governance, wealth and scientific capacity at a country level: disaggregation and prioritization. Ambio. doi:doi: 10.1007/s13280-014-0581-0 

Lira-Noriega, A., Soberón, J., & Miller, C. P. (2013). Process-based and correlative modeling of desert mistletoe distribution: a multiscalar approach. Ecosphere, 4:9

Ceballos, G., P. R. Ehrlich, J. Soberón, I. Salazar, and J. P. Fay. 2005. Global mammal conservation: what must we manage? Science 309:603-607.
Ortiz-García, S., E. Ezcurra, B. Schoel, F. Acevedo, J. Soberón, and A. Snow. 2005. Absence of detectable transgenes in local landraces of maize in Oaxaca, Mexico (2003–2004). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102:12338-12343.
Owens, H. L., L. P. Campbell, L. L. Dornak, E. E. Saupe, N. Barve, J. Soberón, K. Ingenloff, A. Lira-Noriega, C. M. Hensz, C. E. Myers, and A. T. Peterson. 2013. Constraints on interpretation of ecological niche models by limited environmental ranges on calibration areas. Ecological Modelling 263:10-18.
Peterson, A. T., J. Soberón, R. G. Pearson, R. Anderson, E. Martínez-Meyer, M. Nakamura, and M. Araújo. 2011. Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions. Princeton University Press, Princeton.
Peterson, A. T., J. Soberón, and V. Sánchez-Cordero. 1999. Conservatism of ecological niches in evolutionary time. Science 285:1265-1267.
Saupe, E. E., V. Barve, C. E. Myers, J. Soberón, N. Barve, C. M. Hensz, A. T. Peterson, H. L. Owens, and A. Lira-Noriega. 2012. Variation in niche and distribution model performance: The need for a priori assessment of key causal factors. Ecological Modelling 237–238:11-22.
Soberón, J. 2007. Grinnellian and Eltonian niches and geographic distributions of species. Ecology Letters 10:1115-1123.
Soberón, J., and G. Ceballos. 2011. Species richness and range size of the terrestrial mammals of the world: biological signal within mathematical constraints. PLoS ONE 6:e19359.
Soberón, J., and J. Llorente. 1993. The use of species accumulation functions for the prediction of species richness. Conservation Biology 7:480-488.
Soberón, J., J. Llorente, and H. Benítez. 1996. An international view of national biological surveys. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 83:562-573.
Soberón, J., and M. Nakamura. 2009. Niches and distributional areas: concepts, methods and assumptions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:19644-19650.
Soberón, J., and A. T. Peterson. 2005. Interpretation of models of fundamental ecological niches and species' distributional areas. Biodiversity Informatics 2:1-10.
Soberón, J., and A. T. Peterson. 2011. Ecological shifts and environmental space anisotropy: a cautionary note. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 82:1348-1355.
Soberón, J. M., and J. K. Sarukhan. 2009. A new mechanism for science-policy transfer and biodiversity governance? Environmental Conservation 36:265-267.