Prof. Jorge L. Soberón

Research Centers - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, KU Biodiversity Institute
University Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Dyche Hall
Room 713B
University of Kansas
1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561


Dr. Jorge Soberón is mainly interested in documenting and understanding large-scale spatial patterns in the biodiversity of terrestrial species.


I teach mostly topics related to quantitative and mathematical ecology. Multivariate Methods, Population Ecology (theory), mathematical modeling. My philosophy of teaching is simple: I like students to understand the fundamentals and to be able to do things. Therefore I emphasize a "workshop" mode of teaching, with everybody in a computer actually doing things with data. On the other hand, I like telling stories related to the subject topic, and my point of view about things.

Teaching Interests

  • Focus on the fundamentals
  • Emphasize doing
  • Provide historical context
  • Enjoy the subject
  • Be rigorous with methods, language and concepts


Research Interests

In my lab we make extensive use of databases of specimens from scientific collections, or from observations. For the descriptive aspects of the work I use Geographical Information Systems software. For the predictive and analytical questions, I use mathematical models, as well as software specifically designed for niche modeling. I am also very interested in the political and institutional aspects of biodiversity governance. I love working in collaboration and I have published work in collaboration with colleagues in several laboratories in Mexico and the United States.

Current Research

Presently I am working on how to "integrate" alternative views of biodiversity like distributional data, phylogenetic data, data about interactions, and others. This is done in collaboration with computer scientists and colleagues in other universities. Results of this research can be applied to the more accurate planning of conservation. I am also very interested in how different niche factors affect species distributions at contrasting scales. I am very intrigued by the details of how, at changing scales, different factors cease to act as variables in equations and become parameters in new equations. This is explored by mathematical modeling, by simulation, and by analyzing a very extensive field database compiled by one of the students in my group.

The students working in my group focus on questions related to factors affecting distributions of species at different scales, the effects of dispersal and migration on the shapes of the distributions, and the energetic and life-history correlates of fundamental niches. There is also a postdoctoral associate working on geometrical morphometrics of butterflies.

Generally speaking, in my group we try to explore conceptual and theoretical questions, using as much available data as possible. It may be called data-constrained theorizing.

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity patterns, biodiversity policy, niche theory, conservation biology


Mostly I serve both in the Biodiversity Institute and the EEB committees, and in a large number of international boards and panels.

Selected Publications

Qiao, H. Feng, X. Escobar, L. Peterson, T. Soberon, J. Zhu, G. & Papes, M. (in press). An evaluation of transferability of ecological niche models. Ecography. DOI:10.1111/ecog.03986

Soberon, J. Peterson, T. & Osorio-Olvera, L. (n.d.). A comment on ΓÇ£Species are not most abundant in the centre of their geographic range or climatic nicheΓÇ¥. Rethinking Ecology, 3, 13-18.

Soberon, J. L. (2018). Challenges for Biodiversity Science in the Era of Big Data . Scientia Danica Series B, 6, 249-252.

Cooper, J. & Soberon, J. (2018). Creating individual accessible area hypotheses improves stacked species distribution model performance. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 156-165. DOI:10.1111/geb.12678

Peterson, T. & Soberon, J. (2018). Essential biodiversity variables are not global. Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(5), 1277-1288.

Hensz, C. & Soberon, J. (2018). Participation in the convention on migratory species: A biogeographic assessment. Ambio. DOI:

Lira-Noriega, A. Soberon, J. & Equihua, J. (2018). Potential invasion of exotic ambrosia beetles Xyleborus glabratus and Euwallacea sp. in Mexico: A major threat for native and cultivated forest ecosystems. Scientific Reports, 8( 10179). DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-28517

Soberon, 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:

Soberon, J. Osorio-Olvera, L. & Peterson, T. (2017). Conceptual differences between ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 88, 437-441. DOI:

Peterson, T. & Soberon, J. L. (2017). Essential biodiversity variables are not global. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI://

Ingelnoff, K. Hensz, C. M., Anamnza, T. Barve, V. Cambell, L. P., Cooper, J. C., Komp, E. Jimenez, L. Olson, K. V., Osorio-Olvera, L. Owens, H. L., Peterson, T. A., Samy, A. Simmoes, M. & Soberon, J. (2017). Predictable invasion dynamics in North American populations of the Eurasian collared dove Streptopelia decaocto. Proceedings of the Royal Society B., 284, 20171157. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2017.1157

Simmoes, M. Lieberman, B. Soberon, J. & Peterson, T. (2017). Testing environmental correlates of clines in clades: an example from cassidine beetles. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 10, 472-482.

Qiao, H. Escobar, L. Saupe, E. Ji, L. & Soberon, J. (2017). Using the KDE method to model ecological niches: A response to Blonder et al. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26, 1076-1077. DOI:10.1111/geb.12610

Qiao, H. Escobar, L. Saupe, E. Sober├│n, J. & Ji, L. (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

Pérez-Moreno, H. Martinez-Meyer, E. Soberón, J. & Rojas-Soto, O. (2016). Climatic patterns in the establishment of wintering areas by North American migratory birds. Ecology and Evolution, 6(7), 2022-2033. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1973

Qiao, H. Saupe, E. Sober├│n, J. Peterson, A. T., & Myers, C. (2016). Impacts of niche breadth and dispersal ability on macroevolutionary patterns. American Naturalist, 188(2), 149-162.

Qiao, H. Peterson, A. T., Campbell, L. P., Sober├│n, J. & Escobar, L. E. (2016). NicheA: Creating Virtual Species and Ecological Niches in Multivariate Environmental Scenarios. Ecography, 39, 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01961

Osorio-Olvera, L. Falconi, M. & Soberon, J. (2016). On the relationship between habitat suitability and population abundance under different dispersal scenarios. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 87(3), 1080-1088. DOI:

Osorio-Olvera, L. Falconi, M. & Soberón, J. (2016). Sobre la relación entre idoneidad del hábitat y la abundancia poblacional bajo diferentes escenarios de dispersión. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 87(3), 1080-1088.

Peterson, A. T., Sober├│n, J. M., & Krishtalka, L. (2015). A global perspective on decadal challenges and priorities in biodiversity informatics. BMC Ecology, 15(1), 1-9.

Sober├│n, J. M., & Peterson, A. T. (2015). Biodiversity Governance: A Tower of Babel of Scales and Cultures. PLOS Biology, 13(3), e1002108-e1002108.

Saupe, E. E., Qiao, H. Hendricks, J. R., Portell, R. W., Hunter, S. J., Sober├│n, J. M., & Lieberman, B. S. (2015). Niche breadth and geographic range size as determinants of species survival on geological time scales. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI:10.1111/geb.12333

Qiao, H. Sober├│n, J. M., & Peterson, T. (2015). No silver bullets in correlative ecological niche modelling: insights from testing among many potential algorithms for niche estimation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 1126-1136. DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12397

Sober├│n, J. (2015). Pairwise versus presenceΓÇôabsence approaches for analysing biodiversity patterns. Journal of Biogeography, 42(4), 807-808.

Sarukhán, J. Urquiza-Haas, T. Koleff, P. Carabias, J. Dirzo, R. Ezcurra, E. Cerdeira-Estrada, S. & Soberón, J. (2015). Strategic actions to value, conserve, and restore the natural capital of megadiversity countries: the case of Mexico. BioScience, 65(2), 164-173. DOI:10.1093/biosci/biu195

Peterson, A. 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. Science Advances, 1(4), e1400071.

Soberon, J. M., & Cavner, J. (2015). Indices of Biodiversity Pattern Based on Presence-Absence Matrices: A GIS Implementation. Biodiversity Informatics, 10, 22-34.

Manthey, J. Campbell, L. Saupe, E. Soberon, J. Hensz, C. Myers, C. Owens, H. Ingelnoff, K. Peterson, T. Barve, N. Lira-Noriega, A. & Barve, V. (2015). A test of niche centrality as a determinant of population trends and conservation status in threatened and endangered North American Birds. Endangered Species Research, 26, 201-208. DOI:10.3354/esr00646

Sober├│n, J. (2014). The Global Biodiversity Information Facility: a case study of biodiversity data sharing. In W. Applequist & L. Campbell (Eds.), DNA Banking for the 21st Century. The William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. pp. 153-164.

Sober├│n, J. (2014). Commentary on Ditch, Stitch and Pitch: the niche is here to stay. Journal of Biogeography, 41, 414ΓÇô417.

Brooks, T. M., Lamoreux, J. & Sober├│n, J. (2014). IPBES Γëá IPCC. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29(10), 543ΓÇô545.

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

Villalobos, F. A., Lira-Noriega, A. Sober├│n, J. & Arita, H. (2013). Co-diversity and co-distribution in phyllostomid bats: evaluating the relative roles of climate and niche conservatism. Basic and Applied Biology, 15, 85ΓÇô91.

Fautin, D. Malarky, L. & Sober├│n, J. (2013). Latitudinal diversity of sea anemones (Cnidaria:Actniaria). Biological Bulletin, 224, 89ΓÇô98.

Lira-Noriega, A. Sober├│n, J. & Miller, C. P. (2013). Process-based and correlative modeling of desert mistletoe distribution: a multiscalar approach. Ecosphere, 4:9.

Villalobos, F. & Sober├│n, J. (2013). RangeΓÇôdiversity plots for conservation assessments: Using richness and rarity in priority setting. Biological Conservation, 158, 313-320.

Menon, S. & Sober├│n, J. (2012). First-pass Global Assessment of Biodiversity Consequences of Sea Level Rise Mediated by Climate Change. Climate Change.

Peterson, A. T., & Sober├│n, J. (2012). Integrating fundamental concepts of ecology, biogeography, and sampling into effective ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Plant Biosystems, 146(4), 789-796.

Soberón, J. & Martínez-Gordillo, D. (2012). Ocupation of environmental and morphological space: climatic niche and skull shape in Neotoma woodrats. Evolutionary Ecology Research, 14(4), 503-517.

Arita, H. T., & Sober├│n, J. (2012). The presenceΓÇôabsence matrix reloaded: the use and interpretation of rangeΓÇôdiversity plots. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21(2), 282-292.

Saupe, E. E., & Sober├│n, J. (2012). Variation in niche and distribution model performance: The need for a priori assessment of key causal factors. Ecological Modelling, 237-238, 11-22.

Owens, H. & Sober├│n, J. (2012). Constraints on Interpretation of Ecological Niche Models by Limited Environmental Ranges on Calibration Areas: Software Script Appendix.

Peterson, A. T. (2011). Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (S. A. Levine & H. S. Horn, Eds.). Princeton: Princeton University Press. 336.

Jiménez-Valverde, A. (2011). Dominant climate influences on North American bird distributions. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20, 114-118.

Sober├│n, J. & Peterson, A. T. (2011). Ecological shifts and environmental space anisotropy: a cautionary note. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 82, 1348-1355.

Sober├│n, J. (2011). Review of: Mapping Species Distributions: Spatial Inference and Prediction. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation. By Janet Franklin. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 86(3), 219-220.

Sober├│n, J. & Ceballos, G. (2011). Species richness and range size of the terrestrial mammals of the world: biological signal within mathematical constraints. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e19359.

Barve, N. (2011). The crucial role of the accessible area in ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling. Ecological Modelling, 222(11), 1810-1819.

Jiménez-Valverde, A. (2011). Use of niche models in invasive species risk assessments. Biological Invasions, 13(12), 2785-2797.

Soberón, J. (2010). Cambio Climático y la Biodiversidad de México. In M. J. Cárdenas (Ed.), México Ante el Cambio Climático. Evidencias, Impactos, Vulnerabilidad y Adaptación (pp. 30-33). México D. F: Greenpeace .

Sober├│n, M. J. (2010). Contrasting views on Mexico's national system of researchers. Interciencia, 35(3), 159.

Jiménez-Valverde, A. (2010). Marshalling existing biodiversity data to evaluate biodiversity status and trends in planning exercises. Ecological Research, 25, 947-957.

Sober├│n, J. (2010). Niche and area of distribution modeling: a population ecology perspective. Ecography, 33, 159-167.

Menon, S. (2010). Preliminary global assessment of terrestrial biodiversity consequences of sea-level rise mediated by climate change. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19(6), 1599-1609.

Peterson, A. T. (2010). The big questions for biodiversity informatics. Systematics and Biodiversity, 8(2), 159-168.

K├╢rner, C. (2009). Creative Use of Mountain Biodiversity Databases. In . (Ed.), Data Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity (pp. 171).

Soberón, J. (2009). La informática sobre la biodiversidad: datos redes y conocimiento. In V. M. Toledo (Ed.), La Biodiversidad de México. México D. F.: El Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Sober├│n, J. (2009). Using Primary Biodiversity Data in Mountain Species Numbers Assessments. In . (Ed.), Data Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity (pp. 17).

Sarukhán, J. (2009). Ecología de barrancas y arroyos: Capital natural de México. Parte II.

Sober├│n, J. M., & Sarukhan, J. K. (2009). A new mechanism for science-policy transfer and biodiversity governance? Environmental Conservation, 36(4), 265-267.

Christen, A. & Soberón, J. (2009). Anidamiento y los análisis Rq y Qr en PAMs. Miscelánea Matemática, 49, 51-61.

Sober├│n, J. & Peterson, A. T. (2009). Monitoring Biodiversity Loss with Primary Species-occurrence Data: Toward National-level Indicators for the 2010 Target of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Ambio, 38(1), 29-34.

Sober├│n, J. & Nakamura, M. (2009). Niches and distributional areas: concepts, methods and assumptions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106, 19644-19650.

Gotelli, N. J. (2009). Patterns and causes of species richness: a general simulation model for macroecology. Ecology Letters, 12(9), 873-886.

Peterson, A. T. (2009). The climate envelope may not be empty. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(16), E47-E47.

Nakamura, M. & Sober├│n, J. (2009). Use of Approximate Inference in an Index of Completeness of Biological Inventories. Conservation Biology, 23(2), 469-474.

Koleff, P. (2008). Patrones de diversidad espacial en grupos selectos de especies. In J. Soberón, G. Halffter, & J. Llorente (Eds.), Capital Natural de México. Vol. I. Conocimiento Actual de la Biodiversidad (pp. 323-364). Mexico: CONABIO.

Soberón, J. Halffter, G. & Llorente-Bousquets, J. (2008). Capital Natural de México: Conocimiento Actual de la Biodiversidad (J. Sarukhán, Ed., Vol. 1). Capital Natural de México. Mexico City: CONABIO.

Eaton, M. D., Sober├│n, J. & Peterson, T. (2008). Phylogenetic perspective on ecological niche evolution in American blackbirds (Family Icteridae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94(4), 869-878.

Menon, S. (2008). Preliminary analysis of the ecology and geography of the Asian nuthatches (Aves: Sittidae). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 120(4), 692-699.

Peterson, A. T., Papeş, M. & Soberón, J. (2008). Rethinking receiver operating characteristic analysis applications in ecological niche modeling. Ecological Modelling, 213(1), 63-72.

Arita, H. (2008). Species diversity and distribution in presence-absence matrices: mathematical relationships and biological implications. American Naturalist, 172(4), 519-532.

Sober├│n, J. (2007). Assessing completeness of biodiversity databases at different spatial scales. Ecography, 30(1), 152-160.

Soberón, J. & Medellín, R. (2007). Categorization systems of threatened species. Conservation Biology, 21(5), 1366-1367.

Korner, C. (2007). Creative use of mountain biodiversity databases: The Kazbegi research agenda of GMBA-DIVERSITAS. Mountain Research and Development, 27(3), 276-281.

Sober├│n, J. (2007). Grinnellian and Eltonian niches and geographic distributions of species. Ecology Letters, 10(12), 1115-1123.

Lira-Noriega, A. (2007). Scale-dependency of diversity components estimated from primary biodiversity data and distribution maps. Diversity and Distributions, 13, 185-195.

Elith, J. (2006). Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data. Ecography, 29(2), 129-151.

Martínez, M. (2006). The evolution of ecology in Mexico: facing challenges and preparing for the future. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 4(5), 259-267.

Ortiz-Garcia, S. (2006). Transgenic maize in Mexico. Bioscience, 56(9), 709.

Soberón, J. Llorente, J. & Luis, A. M. (2005). Estimación del componente beta del número de especies de Papilionidae y Pieridae (Insecta: Lepidoptera) de México por métodos indirectos. In G. Halffter, et al. (Eds.), Sobre Diversidad Biológica: El Significado de las Diversidades Alfa, Beta y Gama. Zaragoza: Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa.

Peterson, A. (2005). Modeling distributional shifts of individual species and biomes. In T. E. Lovejoy & L. Hannah (Eds.), Climate Change and Biodiversity (pp. 418). New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

Halffter, G. (2005). Biological diversity. The significance of alpha, beta and gamma diversities, Monografías Tercer Milenio. Zaragoza: S.E.A., CONABIO, CONACyT, DIVERSITAS.

Ortiz-Garcia, S. (2005). Absence of detectable transgenes in local landraces of maize in Oaxaca, Mexico (2003ΓÇô2004). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(35), 12338-12343.

Ceballos, G. (2005). Global mammal conservation: what must we manage? Science, 309, 603-607.

Sober├│n, J. & Peterson, A. T. (2005). Interpretation of models of fundamental ecological niches and species' distributional areas. Biodiversity Informatics, 2, 1-10.

Argaez, J. A. (2005). Prediction of potential areas of species distributions based on presence-only data. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 12(1), 27-44.

Ortiz-García, S. (2005). Reply to Cleveland et al s Detecting (trans) gene flow to landraces in centers of crop origin: lessons from the case of maize in Mexic. Environmental Biosafety Research, 4(4), 209-216.

Díaz-Frances, E. & Soberón, J. (2005). Statistical estimation and model selection of species accumulation functions. Conservation Biology, 19(2), 569-573.

Soberón, J. & Golubov, J. (2004). Biotecnología y biodiversidad. In F. Bolívar (Ed.), Fundamentos y Casos Exitosos de la Biotecnología Moderna (pp. 299-316). México D. F.: El Colegio Nacional.

Koleff, P. Sober├│n, J. & Smith, A. (2004). Bosques de Pino-Encino de la Sierra madre. In R. Mittermeier, et al. (Eds.), Hotspots: Biodiversidad Amenazada II. Mexico: CEMEX, S. A. de C. V.

Larson-Guerra, J. (2004). Mexico: between legality and legitimacy. In S. Carrizosa, S. B. Wright, & P. McGuire (Eds.), Accessing Biodiversity and Sharing Benefits: Lessons from Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (pp. 124-152). Gland, Switzerland: IUCN Law Paper # 54.

Sober├│n, J. Davila, P. & Galubov, J. (2004). Targeting sites for biological collections. In R. D. Smith, et al. (Eds.), Seed Storage: Turning Science into Practice. London: Kew Royal Botanical Gardens.

Sober├│n, J. & Peterson, T. (2004). Biodiversity informatics: managing and applying primary biodiversity data. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 359(1444), 689-698.

Sober├│n, J. (2004). Translating life's diversity: can scientists and policymakers learn to communicate better? Environment, 46(7), 10-20.

Rodríguez, P. Soberón, J. & Arita, H. T. (2003). El componente beta de la diversidad de mamíferos de México. Acta Zoológica Mexicana, 89, 241-259.

Sober├│n, J. Arriaga, L. & Lara, L. (2002). Issues of quality control in large, mixed-origin entomological databases. In H. Saarenmaa & E. Nielsen (Eds.), Towards a Global Biological Information Infrastructure (pp. 15-22). Copenhagen: European Environment Agency.

Sober├│n, J. Huerta, E. & Arriaga, L. (2002). The use of databases to assess the risk of gene flow: the case of Mexico. In C. R. Roseland (Ed.), LMOs and the Environment (pp. 61-67). Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Tambutti, M. (2002). Determination of the extinction risk of wildlife species in Mexico. Gaceta Ecol├│gica, 61, 11-21.

Peterson, A. T. (2002). Future projections for Mexican faunas under global climate change scenarios. Nature, 416(6881), 626-629.

Tambutti, M. (2002). La determinación del riesgo de extinción de especies silvestres en México. Gaceta Ecológica, 61, 11-21.

Peterson, A. T. (2001). Effects of global climate change on geographic distributions of Mexican Cracidae. Ecological Modelling, 144(1), 21-30.

Sober├│n, J. Golubov, J. & Sarukhan, J. (2001). The importance of Opuntia in Mexico and routes of invasion and impact of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Florida Entomologist, 84, 486-492.

Sober├│n, J. & Koleff, P. (2000). The national biodiversity information system of Mexico. In Nature and Human Society: Proceedings of the 1997 Forum on Biodiversity (pp. 625). Washington DC: National Academies Press.

Escalante, T. (2000). Bases de datos y sistemas de información: Aplicaciones en biogeografía. Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, 24(92), 325-341.

Sober├│n, J. Rodriguez, P. & Vazquez-Dominguez, E. (2000). Implications of the hierarchical structure of biodiversity for the development of ecological indicators of sustainable use. Ambio, 29(3), 136-142.

Sober├│n, J. M., Llornte, J. B., & O├▒ate, L. (2000). The use of specimen-label databases for conservation purposes: an example using Mexican Papilionid and Pierid butterflies. Biodiversity and Conservation, 9(10), 1441-1466.

Peterson, A. T., Soberón, J. & Sánchez-Cordero, V. (1999). Conservatism of ecological niches in evolutionary time. Science, 285, 1265-1267.

Sober├│n, J. (1999). Linking biodiversity information resources. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 14(7), 291.

Medellin, R. A., & Sober├│n, J. (1999). Predictions of mammal diversity on four land masses. Conservation Biology, 13(1), 143-149.

Bonfil, C. & Sober├│n, J. (1999). Quercus rugosa seedling dynamics in relation to its reΓÇÉintroduction in a disturbed Mexican landscape. Applied Vegetation Science, 2(2), 189-200.

de la Maza, R. & Sober├│n, J. (1998). Morphological grouping of mexican butterflies in relation to habitat association. Biodiversity and Conservation, 7, 927-944.

Stork, N. (1997). Criteria and indicators for assessing the sustainability of forest management: conservation of biodiversity. Center for International Forestry Research.

Sarukhán, J. Soberón, J. & Larson-Guerra, J. (1996). Biological conservation in a high beta-diversity country. In F. di Castri & T. Yunés (Eds.), Biodiversity, Science and Development. Towards a New Partnership. Cambridge, U.K.: CAB International and the International Union of Biological Sciences.

Soberón, J. Llorente, J. & Benítez, H. (1996). An international view of national biological surveys. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 83, 562-573.

Soberón, J. (1995). Áreas protegidas y conservación in situ de la biodiversidad en México. Gaceta Ecológica, 7-15.

Llorente, J. (1994). Biodiversidad, su inventario y conservación: teoría y práctica en la taxonomía alfa contemporánea. In . (Ed.), La Taxonomía en México en la Segunda Mitad del Siglo XX.

Llorente, J. & Soberón, J. (1994). Hacia un debate de la taxonomía contemporánea en México. Boletín de la Academia de la Investigación Científica en México, 17, 37-42.

Coello, G. Escalante, A. & Sober├│n, J. (1993). Lack of Genetic-Variation in Lacandonia-Schismatica (Lacandoniaceae, Triuridales) in Its Only Known Locality. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 80(4), 898-901.

Sober├│n, J. & Llorente, J. (1993). The use of species accumulation functions for the prediction of species richness. Conservation Biology, 7, 480-488.

Sober├│n, J. (1992). Island Biogeography and Conservation Practice. Conservation Biology, 6(2), 161.

Negrete, J. Yankelevich, G. & Sober├│n, J. (1991). Juegos ecol├│gicos y epidemiol├│gicos; Environment and epidemiological games. Lecturas.

Sober├│n, J. (1990). Deforestation and the Greenhouse-Effect. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 5(2), 63-64.

Sober├│n, J. (1990). Ecotecnologia, predicci├│n y ciencia. Ciencias, 65-74.

Cordero, C. R., & Sober├│n, J. (1990). Non-resource based territoriality in males of the butterflyXamia xami (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Journal of Insect Behavior, 3(6), 719-732.

Soberón, J. (1989). Ecología de Poblaciones, La Ciencia Desde México. México D. F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica.

Sober├│n, J. & Shapiro, E. (1989). Population-Dynamics of a Rhizobium-Legume Interaction - a Mathematical-Model. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 140(3), 305-316.

Jiménez, G. & Soberón, J. (1988). Laboratory rearing of Sandia xami xami (Lycaenidae, Eumaeini). J Res Lepid, 27, 259-271.

Sober├│n, J. (1988). Patterns of oviposition by Sandia xami (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) in relation to food plant apparency. Ecological Entomology, 13(1), 71-79.

Sober├│n, J. & Loevinsohn, M. (1987). Patterns of variations in numbers of animal populations and the biological foundations of Taylor┬┤s Law of the Mean. Oikos, 48, 249-252.

Sober├│n, J. (1986). The relationship between use and suitability of resources and its consequence to insect population dynamics. American Naturalist, 127, 338-357.

Soberón, J. & Martínez del Río, C. (1985). Cheating and taking advantage in mutualistic associations. In D. Boucher (Ed.), The Biology of Mutualism (pp. 192-216). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Soberón, J. & Martínez del Río, C. (1981). The dynamics of a plant pollinator interaction. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 91, 363-378.

Selected Presentations

Soberon, J. L. (12/31/2017). Algunas Ideas Basicas Para la Teoría del Nicho Ecológico. VI Congreso Nacional de Ecologia, Mexico.

Soberon, J. . (12/31/2017). De la burocracia a la teoría: datos, software y ecuaciones de las áreas de distribución. V Congreso Nacional de Ecologia, Mexico. Leon, GTO., Mexico

Soberon, J. L. (06/18/2017 - 06/20/2017). Recent and novel examples (mostly in Mexico) of how digitized museum data is used in policy and practical problems. Director's Summit on Digital Data, SPNHC. Denver Museum of Natural Sciences, Denver, CO. Available Here

Soberon, J. L. (03/29/2017 - 03/31/2017). Developing Biodiversity Observation Networks in Latin America with Essential Biodiversity Variables. Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University

Selected Awards & Honors

Thompson Reuters named Dr. Jorge Soberón one of three KU scientists as the only KU researchers ranked "Highly Cited Researchers" for 2015.




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