Ecological Archives E089-027-A1

Thomas J. Valone and Nicholas A. Barber. 2008. An empirical evaluation of the insurance hypothesis in diversity–stability models. Ecology 89:522–531.

Appendix A. Species assemblages from the Global Population Dynamics Database.

Alaskan raptors – Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Saskatchewan dabblers – Gadwall (Anas strepera), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), American Wigeon (Anas americana), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)

North Dakota dabblers – Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors), Northen Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal

Wytham woods rodents – Apodemus sylvaticus, Clethrionomys glareolus

Russian shrews – Sorex araneus, Sorex caecutiens, Sorex minutus, Sorex isodon, Sorex minutissimus, Sorex tundrensis

Utah snakes – Crotalus viridus lutosus, Mastricophis taeniatus taeniatus

Dutch beetles – Calathus melanocephalus, Pterostichus versicolor

UK odonates – Ischnura elegans, Lestes sponsa, Coenagrion puella, Libellula quadrimaculata, Sympetrum striolatum

Argentinian grasses – Paspalidium paludivagum, Paspalum vaginatum, Setaria parviflora, Stenotaphrum secundatum, Panicum gouinii, Leersia hexandra, Distichlis scoparia

Argentinian asters – Leontodon saxatilis, Aster squamatus, Spilanthes paludivagum

UK butterflies
            Whites – Pieris rapae, Pieris brassicae, Pieris napae
            Blues – Polymmatus icarus, Lysandra coridon, Lysandra bellargus
            Skippers – Thymelicus lineola, Ochlodes venatus

Hubbard Brook birds
            Bark foragers – Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

            Foliage gleaners – Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus), Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus), Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivcaceus), Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens), Black-throated Green Warbler (Dendroica cirens), Blackburnian Warbler (Dendroica fusca), American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Scarlet Tanager (Piranga rubra), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

            Ground foragers – Veery (Catharus fuscescens), Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis).



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