Publications

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  1. Zeng D, Swihart RK, Zhao Y, Si X, Ding P. (2019) Cascading effects of forested area and isolation on seed dispersal effectiveness of rodents on subtropical islands. Journal of Ecology, in press. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13122.
  2. Si X, Cadotte MW, Zhao Y, Zhou H, Zeng D, Li J, Jin T, Ren P, Wang Y, Ding P, Tingley MW. (2018) The importance of accounting for imperfect detection when estimating functional and phylogenetic community structure. Ecology, 99, 2103–2112.
  3. Ehlers Smith DA, Si X, Ehlers Smith YC, Downs CT. (2018) Seasonal variation in avian diversity and tolerance by migratory forest specialists of the patch-isolation gradient across a fragmented forest system. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27, 3707–3727.
  4. Zhang W, Liang C, Liu J, Si X, Feng G. (2018) Species richness, phylogenetic and functional structure of bird communities in Chinese university campuses are associated with divergent variables. Urban Ecosystems, 21, 1213–1225.
  5. Ehlers Smith DA, Si X, Ehlers Smith YC, Kalle R, Ramesh T, Downs CT. (2018) Patterns of avian diversity across a decreasing patch-size gradient in a critically endangered sub-tropical forest system. Journal of Biogeography, 45, 2118–2132.
  6. Wang Y, Si X, Bennett PM, Chen C, Zeng D, Zhao Y, Wu Y, Ding P. (2018) Ecological correlates of extinction risk in Chinese birds. Ecography, 41, 782–794.
  7. Song X, Holt RD, Si X, Christman MC, Ding P. (2018) When the species-time-area relationship meets island biogeography: diversity patterns of avian communities over time and space in a subtropical archipelago. Journal of Biogeography, 45, 664–675.
  8. Chen C, Holyoak M, Si X, Wang Y, Ding P. (2018) Do seasonal species assemblages differ in their biogeography? Evidence from the spatial structure of bird communities on land-bridge islands. Journal of Biogeography, 45, 473–483.
  9. Liang C, Feng G, Si X, Mao L, Yang G, Svenning J-C, Yang J. (2018) Bird species richness is associated with phylogenetic relatedness, plant species richness and altitudinal range in Inner Mongolia. Ecology and Evolution, 8, 53–58.
  10. Si X, Cadotte MW, Zeng D, Baselga A, Zhao Y, Li J, Wu Y, Wang S, Ding P. (2017) Functional and phylogenetic structure of island bird communities. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86, 532-542.
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  11. Si X, Zhao Y, Chen C, Ren P, Zeng D, Wu L, Ding P. (2017) Beta-diversity partitioning: methods, applications and perspectives. Biodiversity Science, 25, 464–480. [in Chinese with English Abstract]
  12. Wu L, Si X, Didham RK, Ge D, Ding P. (2017) Dispersal modality determines the relative partitioning of beta diversity in spider assemblages on subtropical land-bridge islands. Journal of Biogeography, 44, 2121–2131.
  13. Si X, Baselga A, Leprieur F, Song X, Ding P. (2016) Selective extinction drives taxonomic and functional alpha and beta diversities in island bird assemblages. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85, 409–418.
  14. Wilson MC, Chen X, Corlett RT, Didham RK, Ding P, Holt RD, Holyoak M, Hu G, Hughes AC, Jiang L, Laurance WF, Liu J, Pimm SL, Robinson SK, Russo SE, Si X, Wilcove DS, Wu J, Yu M. (2016) Habitat fragmentation and biodiversity conservation: key findings and future challenges. Landscape Ecology, 31, 219–227.
  15. Wu Y, Si X, Chen C, Zeng D, Zhao Y, Li J, Ding P. (2016) Effects of dispersal abilities on community dynamics of breeding birds on the land-bridge islands in the Thousand Island Lake, China. Biodiversity Science, 24, 1143–1153. [in Chinese with English Abstract][Cover article]
  16. Pan X, Ding Z, Hu Y, Liang J, Wu Y, Si X, Guo M, Hu H, Jin K. (2016) Elevational pattern of bird species richness and its causes along a central Himalaya gradient, China. PeerJ, 4, e2636.
  17. Si X, Baselga A, Ding P. (2015) Revealing beta-diversity patterns of breeding bird and lizard communities on inundated land-bridge islands by separating the turnover and nestedness components. PLoS ONE, 10, e0127692.
  18. Shen G, Pimm SL, Feng C, Ren G, Liu Y, Xu W, Li J, Si X, Xie Z. (2015) Climate change challenges the current conservation strategy for the giant panda. Biological Conservation, 190, 43–50.
  19. Goodale E, Ding P, Liu X, Martínez A, Si X, Walters M, Robinson SK. (2015) The structure of mixed-species bird flocks, and their response to anthropogenic disturbance, with special reference to East Asia. Avian Research, 6, 14.
  20. Xu G, Hu G, Si X, Lu G, Yu M, Ding P, Hong L. (2015) Habitat fragmentation and biodiversity research on Thousand Island Lake. Forest Inventory and Planning, 40, 42-48. [in Chinese with English Abstract]
  21. Si X, Pimm SL, Russell GJ, Ding P. (2014) Turnover of breeding bird communities on islands in an inundated lake. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 2283–2292.
  22. Si X, Kays R, Ding P. (2014) How long is enough to detect terrestrial animals? Estimating the minimum trapping effort on camera traps. PeerJ, 2, e374.
  23. Si X, Ding P. (2014) Camera trap survey of population dynamics of mammals and birds in Gutianshan Forest Dynamics Plot, eastern China. Biodiversity Science, 22, 819–822. [in Chinese]
  24. Xu A, Si X, Wang Y, Ding P. (2014) Camera traps and its minimum trapping effort for ground-dwelling mammals in fragmented habitats in the Thousand Island Lake, Zhejiang Province. Biodiversity Science, 22, 764–772. [in Chinese with English Abstract]
  25. Si X, Ding P. (2011) History, status of monitoring land birds in Europe and America and countermeasures of China. Biodiversity Science, 19, 303–310. [in Chinese with English Abstract]