Biodiversity Modeling Publications

Selected Publications


Contreras-Díaz, R., M. Falconi, L. Osorio-Olvera, M. Cobos, J. Soberón et al. (2022). On the relationship between environmental suitability and habitat use for three neotropical mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 103:425-439.

Jiménez, L., J. Soberón (2022) Estimating the fundamental niche: accounting for the uneven availability of existing climates in the calibration area. Ecological Modeling 464: 109823


J Soberón, ME Cobos, C Nuñez-Penichet (2021). Visualizing species richness and site similarity form presence-absence matrices. Biodiversity Informatics 16, 20-27

Nuñez-Penichet, C., M.E. Cobos, J. Soberon (2021) Non-overlapping climatic niches and biogeographic barriers explain disjunct distributions of continental Urania moths Front. Biogeography. 13: e52142, DOI: 10.21425/f5fbg52142


Nunez-Penichet, C., et al. & Soberón, J. (2020) Geographic potential of the world largest hornet, Vespa mandarinia Smith (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), worldwide and particularly in North America. Peer Journal. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.10690

Osorio-Olvera, L., Lira-Noriega A., Soberón, J., Peterson, A. T., Falconi, M. (2020) An R package with graphical user interface for modeling and evaluation multidimensional ecological niches. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11(10):1199-1206

Soberón, J., & Peterson, A. T. (2020). What is the shape of the fundamental Grinnellian niche? Theoretical Ecology13(1), 105–115.


Soberón, J. (2019). A grinnellian niche perspective on species-area relationships. American Naturalist. DOI: 10.1086/705898

Jiménez, L., Soberón, J., Christen, J. A., & Soto, D. (2019). On the problem of modeling a fundamental niche from occurrence data. Ecological Modeling. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.01.020

Nuñez-Penichet, C., Cobos, M. E., Barro, A., & Soberón, J. (2019). Potential migratory routes of Urania boisduvalii (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae) among host plant populations. Diversity and Distributions25(3), 478–488.

Osorio-Olvera, L., Soberón, J., & Falconi, M. (2019). On population abundance and niche structure. Ecography42(8), 1415–1425.


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. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175138.

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 modeling. 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:10.1093/biosci/biu195 

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


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 Modeling 222:1810-1819.