By way of understanding the mechanics of the niche shifts common to many plant invasions, this study investigates whether the different reproductive strategies used by alien plants affect their ability to expand their individual niches.
This study examines the domestication and dispersal patterns of the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes). Using a combination of genetic analysis and distribution models based on GBIF-mediated occurrences, researchers provides new insights into the history of this important native staple.
In this study, researchers used almost 25 million GBIF-mediated records alongside 9,000 fossil records and a single dated phylogenetic tree to provide insights into patterns of plant diversification and biogeography.
This study maps the current locations of Arabica production using GBIF-mediated occurrences along with known locations of coffee farms, and then, using current climate data, models Arabica production onto so-called agro-ecological zones.