About the Authors

H. Eden W. Cottee-Jones

henry.cottee-jones@seh.ox.ac.uk

Affiliation Conservation Biogeography and Macroecology Group, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Thomas J. Matthews

Affiliations Conservation Biogeography and Macroecology Group, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Azorean Biodiversity Group (ABG, CITA-A) and Portuguese Platform for Enhancing Ecological Research and Sustainability (PEERS), Depto de Ciências Agrárias, Univ. of the Azores, Rua Capitão João d´Ávila, Pico da Urze, PT-9700-042, Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal

Tom P. Bregman

Affiliation Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Maan Barua

Affiliation Conservation Biogeography and Macroecology Group, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Jatin Tamuly

Affiliation Wild Grass EcoLodge, Kaziranga, Assam, India

Robert J. Whittaker

Affiliations Conservation Biogeography and Macroecology Group, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Competing Interests

One of the authors (JT) was employed on a part time basis through Wild Grass EcoLodge during the data collection phase. This author’s employment through Wild Grass in no way interferes with the full and objective presentation of this research, and does not conflict with PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HEWCJ MB. Performed the experiments: HEWCJ MB JT TPB. Analyzed the data: HEWCJ TJM TPB. Wrote the paper: HEWCJ TJM MB RJW.