Post by Alice Stears
This visual shows the process of community filtering using the analogy of a pool party. From the pool of guests who could potentially attend the party (the species pool), the final guests at the party are those who have passed through the various filters associated with the theory of filtering of biological communities. Exerpt from full illustration, © 2018, Alice Stears
Post by Paul Dougherty
Many species of plants and animals reach the limits of their distributions in the Great Plains of North America, where, in some cases, they are replaced by a closely related species that inhabits the other half of the continent.
The most interesting feature of these contact zones for me is the potential for hybridization between previously isolated taxa. Therefore, I aimed to illustrate some of the bird species that hybridize in the Great Plains.
Post by A. Nicole Reed
I created this figure to depict how the land in India has been changing over the last several decades.
My study is focused around human-elephant conflicts in India which has tied in with the changing land use of the area. To understand the issues surrounding human-elephant conflicts it is important for researchers and the public to understand the landscape of the region and how it has changed over time.
Post by Cody Porter
This image represents my attempt to illustrate a striking pattern in the system I study: crossbills (Loxia).
Globally, and in the Americas specifically, there is a huge discrepancy between overall and local (sympatric) diversity in the two crossbill clades (the ‘red’ and ‘white-winged’ clades).
Post by Mallory Lambert
My intention with this was to make a fun poster style image (with minimal text) that explains one of the challenges that migrating ungulates face.
I wanted to create a crowded feeling so the viewer could see that the animals are having to navigate through many types of human development. I knew this could stir up emotions/be seen as controversial so I made the animals look fun and happy and avoided making the human development portions seem scary, overpowering, or menacing.
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