The species-area relationship across a wide range of spatial scales, with the finest scales corresponding to the size or home range of an individual, and the coarsest scales representing the size of whole continents. The curvilinearity at the finest scales is caused by the limited number of individuals sampled (see text and Figure 3), while the opposite curvilinearity at coarse spatial scales is due to limited range sizes (see text and Case Study 1).

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