Diversity and Distributions
Diversity and Distributions is a journal of conservation biogeography. We publish papers that deal with the application of biogeographical principles, theories, and analyses to problems concerning the conservation of biodiversity. Appropriate topics include innovative applications or methods of species distribution modelling; the application of island biogeographic principles to conservation; developing paradigms, models and frameworks for conservation planning and risk assessment; or identifying the agents of global change, including how climate change, land use change and invasive species affect the abundance, distribution, and range boundaries of native species. Papers must meet four criteria to be considered for publication: (1) They must have a strong biogeographic focus with clear conservation implications, or a strong conservation focus on biogeographic patterns or principles, (2) submissions must test clear hypotheses or predictions arising from theory, or derive novel insights from biogeographic patterns and biodiversity trends, (3) they must be presented clearly and concisely, and (4) their results must have clear and important implications for our understanding of biogeography and must be of potential broad interest of the readership.