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Zizka A, ter Steege H, do Céo R. Pessoa M & Antonelli A (2018) Finding needles in the haystack: where to look for rare species in the American tropics. Ecography 40:001-009. pdf

Guedes TB, Sawaya RJ, Zizka A, Laffan S, Faurby S, Pyron RA ,Bérnils RS, Jansen M, Passos P, Prudente ALC, Cisneros-Heredia DF, Braz HB, Nogueira CdC & Antonelli A (2018) Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes. Global Ecol Biogeogr 27(1):14-21 pdf


Töpel M*, Zizka A*, Calió MF, Scharn R, Silvestro D & Antonelli A (2017) SpeciesGeoCoder: Fast categorization of species occurrences for analyses of biodiversity, biogeography, ecology and evolution. Systematic Biology 66(2):145-151. pdf

Edler D, Guedes T, Zizka A, Rosvall M & Antonelli A (2017) Infomap Bioregions: interactive mapping of biogeographical regions from species distributions. Systematic Biology 66(2):197-204. pdf

Schmidt M*, Zizka A*, Traoré S, Ataholo M, Chatelain C, Daget P, Dressler S, Hahn K, Kirchmair I, Krohmer J, Mbayngone E, Müller JV, Nacoulma BMi, Ouédraogo A, Ouédraogo O, Sambaré O, Schumann K, Wieringa JJ, Zizka G & Thiombiano A (2017) Diversity, distribution and preliminary conservation status of the flora of Burkina Faso. Phytotaxa 304(1):1-215. pdf


Silvestro D, Zizka A, Bacon CD, Cascales-Minana B, Salamin N & Antonelli A (2016) Fossil biogeography: a new model to infer dispersal, extinction and sampling from palaeontological data. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1691):13pp. pdf


Maldonado C, Molina CI, Zizka A, Persson C, Taylor CM, Albán J, Chilquillo E, Rønsted N & Antonelli A (2015) Estimating species diversity and distribution in the era of Big Data: to what extent can we trust public databases? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(8):973-984.

Antonelli A*, Zizka A*,  Silvestro D, Scharn R, Cascales-Miñana B & Bacon CD (2015) engine for global plant diversity: highest evolutionary turnover and emigration in the American tropics. Frontiers in genetics, 6:17pp.

Zizka A, Thiombiano A, Dressler A, Nacoulma BMI,  Ouédraogo A, Ouédraogo I, Ouédraogo O, Zizka G, Hahn K & Schmidt M (2015) Traditional plant use in Burkina Faso (West Africa): A national-scale analysis with focus on traditional medicine. Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine 11(1):9pp.

Zizka A, Thiombiano A, Dressler A, Nacoulma BMI,  Ouédraogo A, Ouédraogo I, Ouédraogo O, Zizka G, Hahn K & Schmidt M (2015) The vascular plant diversity of Burkina Faso (West Africa) – A quantitive analysis and implications for conservation. Candollea 70(1):9-20.


Zizka A, Govender N & Higgins SI (2014) How to tell a shrub from a tree: A life‐history perspective from a South African savanna. Austral Ecology 39(7):767-778.


Schmidt M, Traoré S, Ouédraogo A, Mbayngone E, Ouédraogo O, Zizka A, Kirchmair I, Kaboré E, Tindano E, Thiombiano A, Hahn K & Zizka G (2013) Geographical patterns of woody plants’ functional traits in Burkina Faso. Candollea 68:197-206


Schmidt M, Thiombiano A, Zizka A, König K, Brunken U & Zizka G (2011) Patterns of plant functional traits in the biogeography of West African grasses (Poaceae). African Journal of Ecology 49(4):490-500.

*shared first authorship/equal contribution