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Harnessing large-scale biodiversity data to infer the current distribution of Vanilla planifolia (Orchidaceae)

Paige Ellestad, Félix Forest, Marcelo Serpe, Stephen J Novak, Sven Buerki, (2021) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Although vanilla is one of the most popular flavours in the world, there is still uncertainty concerning the native distribution of the species that produces it, Vanilla planifolia. To circumscribe the native geographical extent of this economically important species more precisely, we propose a new…

Consistent replacement of small-by large-ranged plant species across habitats

Ingmar Staude, Henrique Pereira, Gergana N. Daskalova, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Martin Diekmann, ... - (2021) EcoEvoRxiv

The direction and magnitude of long-term changes in local plant species richness are highly variable among studies, while species turnover is ubiquitous. However, it is unknown whether the nature of species turnover is idiosyncratic or whether certain types of species are consistently gained or lost…

Gap analysis of Indonesian priority medicinal plant species as part of their conservation planning

Ria Cahyaningsih, Joana Magos Brehm, Nigel Maxted, (2021) Global Ecology and Conservation

Indonesia is a country rich in medicinal plant biodiversity. The conservation and sustainable use of such species in Indonesia are critical because of incipient population growth, changing land usage, forest clearance, and climate change in a country where most of the population depends on tradition…

Fitogeografía de las especies de musgos (División Bryophyta) en Los Andes suramericanos

Daniel Trigueros Rueda, (2021)

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New national and regional bryophyte records, 64

L. T. Ellis, M. Kh. Alikhadzhiev, R. S. Erzhapova, H. H. Blom, H. Bednarek-Ochyra, ... - (2020) Journal of Bryology

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Impact of climate change on the spatial distribution of endemic legume species of the Guineo-Congolian forest, Africa

O.O. Oyebanji, G. Salako, L.M. Nneji, S.O. Oladipo, K.A. Bolarinwa, ... - (2020) Ecological Indicators

Legumes (family Leguminosae) are an economically important and widely distributed species found in several regions of the world, including the Guineo-Congolian (GC) forest region. Recent studies have reported the impact of climate change on plant biodiversity. Thus, understanding the distribution pa…

Crop wild relatives of the United States require urgent conservation action

Colin K. Khoury, Daniel Carver, Stephanie L. Greene, Karen A. Williams, Harold A. Achicanoy, ... - (2020) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The contributions of crop wild relatives (CWR) to food security depend on their conservation and accessibility for use. The United States contains a diverse native flora of CWR, including those of important cereal, fruit, nut, oil, pulse, root and tuber, and vegetable crops, which may be threatened …

The natural environment, plant diversity, and adult asthma: A retrospective observational study using the CDC's 500 Cities Project Data

Geoffrey H. Donovan, Shawn M. Landry, Demetrios Gatziolis, (2020) Health & Place

A wealth of evidence links microbial exposure to better human immune function. However, few studies have examined whether exposure to plant diversity is protective of immune diseases, despite the fact that plant leaves support ~1026 bacterial cells. Using the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi…

Is the age of plant communities predicted by the age, stability and soil composition of the underlying landscapes? An investigation of OCBILs

Maria Beatriz De Souza Cortez, Ryan A Folk, Charles J Grady, Jonathan P Spoelhof, Stephen A Smith, ... - (2020) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Old, climatically buffered, infertile landscapes (OCBILs) have been hypothesized to harbour an elevated number of persistent plant lineages and are predicted to occur across different parts of the globe, interspersed with other types of landscapes. We tested whether the mean age of a plant community…

Asynchronous multi-decadal time-scale series of biotic and abiotic responses to precipitation during the last 1300 years

Sangheon Yi, Chang-Pyo Jun, Kyoung-nam Jo, Hoil Lee, Min-Seok Kim, ... - (2020) Scientific Reports

East Asian summer monsoon (EASM)-driven rapid hydroclimatic variation is a crucial factor with major socioeconomic impacts. Nevertheless, decadal- to centennial-scale EASM variability over the last two millennia is still poorly understood. Pollen-based quantitative annual precipitation (PqPann) and …

GBIF for CREST database

Manuel Chevalier, (2020) Figshare

This database contains all the presence records of plants, beetles, chironomids, foraminifera and diatoms contained in the GBIF database in October 2020.The coordinates of the presence records have been homogenised on a 0.25x0.25° grid, and corresponding bioclimatic values from the Worldclim2.0 data…

Functional traits vary among fleshy-fruited invasive plant species and their potential avian dispersers

Nasiphi Bitani, David A. Ehlers Smith, Yvette C. Ehlers Smith, Colleen T. Downs, (2020) Acta Oecologica

Habitat fragmentation has a multitude of negative effects on biodiversity, including the facilitation of alien plant invasion. Of concern in South Africa is the spread of fleshy-fruited invasive plant species, which in many places are replacing indigenous vegetation in frequently disturbed and fragm…

Plant and fungal collections: Current status, future perspectives

Alan Paton, Alexandre Antonelli, Mark Carine, Rafaela Campostrini Forzza, Nina Davies, ... - (2020) PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET

We provide a global review of the current state of plant and fungal collections including herbaria and fungaria, botanic gardens, fungal culture collections, and biobanks. The review focuses on the numbers of collections, major taxonomic group and species level coverage, geographical representation …

Revealing hidden plant diversity in arid environments

Gabriela Carrasco‐Puga, Francisca P. Díaz, Daniela C. Soto, Catalina Hernández‐Castro, Orlando Contreras‐López, ... - (2020) Ecography

Estimating total plant diversity in extreme or hyperarid environments can be challenging, as adaptations to pronounced climate variability include evading prolonged stress periods through seeds or specialized underground organs. Short‐term surveys of these ecosystems are thus likely poor estimators …

A Biodiversity Composition Map of California Derived from Environmental DNA Metabarcoding and Earth Observation

Meixi Lin, Ariel Levi Simons, Emily E. Curd, Ryan J. Harrigan, Fabian D. Schneider, ... - (2020) bioRxiv

Unique ecosystems globally are under threat from ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. Effective conservation management requires more thorough biodiversity surveys that can reveal system-level patterns and that can be applied rapidly across space and time. We offer a way to use environmental …

A low number of introduced marine species at low latitudes: a case study from southern Florida with a special focus on Mollusca

Fred Wells, Rüdiger Bieler, (2020) Management of Biological Invasions

The anthropogenic transfer of non-indigenous marine species (NIMS) into new areas of the oceans is a key issue. Despite increasing research effort in recent years many fundamental questions remain to be answered before we can effectively manage the issue. One question is whether the greater number o…

Developing Standards for Improved Data Quality and for Selecting Fit for Use Biodiversity Data

Arthur Chapman, Lee Belbin, Paula Zermoglio, John Wieczorek, Paul Morris, ... - (2020) Biodiversity Information Science and Standards

The quality of biodiversity data publicly accessible via aggregators such as GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility), the ALA (Atlas of Living Australia), iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), and OBIS (Ocean Biogeographic Information System) is often questioned, especially by the r…

Let’s make Pulvigera great again: re-circumscription of a misunderstood group of Orthotrichaceae that diversified in North America

Francisco Lara, Isabel Draper, Maren Flagmeier, Juan Antonio Calleja, Vicente Mazimpaka, (2020) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Orthotrichum lyellii was described in 1878 based on the crisped leaves with plane margins on its elongated and branched stems, and on the presence of brood-bodies. In Europe, these characters remain constant, but in North America several similar forms lacking propagules have been described either at…

Conservation Gaps in Traditional Vegetables Native to Europe and Fennoscandia

Kauê de Sousa, Svein Øivind Solberg, (2020) Agriculture

Vegetables are rich in vitamins and other micronutrients and are important crops for healthy diets and diversification of the food system, and many traditional (also termed underutilized or indigenous) species may play a role. The current study analyzed 35 vegetables with a European region of divers…

Landscape Analysis for the Specimen Data Refinery

Stephanie Walton, Laurence Livermore, Olaf Bánki, Robert Cubey, Robyn Drinkwater, ... - (2020) Research Ideas and Outcomes

This report reviews the current state-of-the-art applied approaches on automated tools, services and workflows for extracting information from images of natural history specimens and their labels. We consider the potential for repurposing existing tools, including workflow management systems; and ar…

Areas of global importance for terrestrial biodiversity, carbon, and water

Martin Jung, Andy Arnell, Xavier de Lamo, Shaenandhoa García-Rangel, Matthew Lewis, ... - (2020) bioRxiv

To meet the ambitious objectives of biodiversity and climate conventions, countries and the international community require clarity on how these objectives can be operationalized spatially, and multiple targets be pursued concurrently1. To support governments and political conventions, spatial guida…