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Synthesizing tree biodiversity data to understand global patterns and processes of vegetation

Gunnar Keppel, Dylan Craven, Patrick Weigelt, Stephen A. Smith, Masha T. van der Sande, ... - (2021) Journal of Vegetation Science

Aims: Trees dominate the biomass in many ecosystems and are essential for ecosystem functioning and human well‐being. They are also one of the best studied functional groups of plants, with vast amounts of biodiversity data available in scattered sources. We here aim to illustrate that an efficient …

Habitat Specificity, Host Plants and Areas of Endemism for the Genera-Group Blepharida s.l. in the Afrotropical Region (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Gal…

Mattia Iannella, Paola D’Alessandro, Walter De Simone, Maurizio Biondi, (2021) Insects

The genus Calotheca Heyden (Chrysomelidae) is mainly distributed in the eastern and southern parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with some extensions northward, while Blepharidina Bechyné occurs in the intertropical zone of Africa, with two subgenera, Blepharidina s. str. and Blepharidina(Afroblepharida) B…

Evolution of specialization in a plant‐microbial mutualism is explained by the oscillation theory of speciation

L. Torres‐Martínez, S. S Porter, C. E Wendlandt, J. Purcell, G.S. Ortiz‐Barbosa, ... - (2021) Evolution

Specialization in mutualisms is thought to be a major driver of diversification, but few studies have explored how novel specialization evolves, or its relation to the evolution of other niche axes. A fundamental question is whether generalist interactions evolve to become more specialized (i.e., os…

Improving predictions of range expansion for invasive species using joint species distribution models and surrogate co‐occurring species

Ryan D. Briscoe Runquist, Thomas A. Lake, David A. Moeller, (2021) Journal of Biogeography

Aims: Species distribution models (SDMs) are often used to forecast potential distributions of important invasive or rare species. However, situations where models could be the most valuable ecologically or economically, such as for predicting invasion risk, often pose the greatest challenges to SDM…

Vulnerability of bat‐plant pollination interactions due to environmental change

Veronica Zamora‐Gutiérrez, A. Nayelli Rivera‐Villanueva, Santiago Martínez Balvanera, Arturo Castro‐Castro, Jesús Aguirre‐Gutiérrez, (2021) Global Change Biology

Plant‐pollinator interactions are highly relevant to society as many crops important for humans are animal pollinated. However, changes in climate and land use may put such interacting patterns at risk by disrupting the occurrences between pollinators and the plants they pollinate. Here, we analyse …

Genetic structure, phylogeography and potential distribution modeling suggest a population expansion in the mesquite Prosopis laevigata since the last…

Gonzalo Contreras-Negrete, Luis Letelier, Javier Piña-Torres, Antonio González-Rodríguez, (2021) Plant Systematics and Evolution

Patterns of genetic and phylogeographic structure and recent population history of plant species in the Mexican arid zones have been scarcely investigated. Prosopis laevigata is the most widely spread species of mesquite in Mexico, with extensive populations in the arid and semiarid zones of the cen…

Monograph of invasive plants in Europe N°6: Asclepias syriaca L

Swen Follak, László Bakacsy, Franz Essl, Lisa Hochfellner, Katharina Lapin, ... - (2021) Botany Letters

This work synthesizes all aspects of Asclepias syriaca L. (Apocynaceae) including the taxonomy, distribution, history of introduction and spread, ecology, biology, uses and benefits, impacts on biodiversity and agriculture, legislation, and management. Asclepias syriaca is a perennial broad-leaved s…

Evolving the structure: Climatic and developmental constraints on the evolution of plant architecture. A case study in Euphorbia

Artémis Anest, Tristan Charles‐Dominique, Olivier Maurin, Mathieu Millan, Claude Edelin, (2021) New Phytologist

Plant architecture strongly influences ecological performance, yet its role in plant evolution has been weakly explored. By testing both phylogenetic and environmental signals, it is possible to separate architectural traits into four categories: development constraints (phylogenetic signal only); c…

Mountains, climate and niche heterogeneity explain global patterns of fern diversity

Jacob S. Suissa, Michael A. Sundue, Weston L. Testo, (2021) Journal of Biogeography

Aim: It is well known that the distribution of species diversity is spatially heterogeneous, but understanding the factors contributing to this heterogeneity and to the formation of biodiversity hotspots remains a challenge. Here, we seek to improve our understanding of how historical, ecological a…

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…

Possible changes in spatial distribution of walnut (Juglans regia L.) in Europe under warming climate

Sonia Paź-Dyderska, Andrzej M. Jagodziński, Marcin K. Dyderski, (2021) Regional Environmental Change

Juglans regia L. is a species of great importance for environmental management due to attractive wood and nutritious fruits, but also high invasive potential. Thus, uncertainties connected with its range shift are essential for environmental management. We aimed to predict the future climatic optimu…

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…

Inter‐ and intraspecific selection in alien plants: How population growth, functional traits and climate responses change with residence time

Marco R. Brendel, Frank M. Schurr, Christine S. Sheppard, (2021) Global Ecology and Biogeography

Aim: When alien species are introduced to new ranges, climate or trait mismatches may initially constrain their population growth. However, inter‐ and intraspecific selection in the new environment should cause population growth rates to increase with residence time. Using a species‐for‐time approac…

金門植物誌補遺—兩種新記錄大戟屬植物 (Supplement to Flora of Kinmen—Two Newly Recorded Spurge Species)

呂長澤, 王偉聿, 林政道, (2021) National Park Journal of Taiwan

本文補充報導金門植物誌未記載之兩種新記錄大戟科 (Euphorbiaceae) 大戟屬地錦草亞屬 (Eu-phorbia subgenus Chamaesyces) 植物—匍根大戟 (Euphorbia serpens Kunth.) 與台西大戟 (E. taihsiensis (Chaw & Koutnik) Oudejans)。匍根大戟近似於伏生大戟 (E. prostrata Ait.),然前者葉全緣而後者葉緣具細鋸齒可資區分;而台西大戟近似於小葉大戟 (E. makinoi Hayata),兩者植株皆光滑,但是前者節上不具不定根,且也先端具細鋸齒,可與後者作區別。匍根大戟原產於南美洲,…

TAXONOMIC CHANGES IN NORTH AMERICAN CAMPANULOIDEAE (CAMPANULACEAE)

NANCY R. MORIN, (2020) Phytoneuron

Recent phylogenetic studies conclude that Campanula is polyphyletic and that all but one of the native North American species of Campanuloideae belong in the Rapunculus clade of Campanula; within the Rapunculus clade they fall into five different subclades, three of which also contain other genera. …

TAXONOMIC CHANGES IN NORTH AMERICAN CAMPANULOIDEAE (CAMPANULACEAE)

NANCY R. MORIN, (2020) Phytoneuron

Recent phylogenetic studies conclude that Campanula is polyphyletic and that all but one of the native North American species of Campanuloideae belong in the Rapunculus clade of Campanula; within the Rapunculus clade they fall into five different subclades, three of which also contain other genera. …

Task 2 A GIS-based approach to a resource assessment at a national (SA) and regional scale: findings, limitations and recommendations

Gillian McGregor, David Kinsler, (2020)

This report presents and demonstrates available desk-top methods, based on GIS and remote sensing for carrying out a resource assessment of a plant species at different scales, with marula (Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra) as the focus species. We briefly examine the literature to a) understand wha…

New record of Bacopa egensis (Plantaginaceae) for the flora of Mexico

Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske, Nicholas P. Tippery, Nelly del Carmen Jiménez-Pérez, Donald H. Les, (2020) Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Bacopa egensis is newly reported for the flora of Mexico and an updated key is provided for the Mexican Bacopa species.

Diversity Patterns of Neotropical Ferns: Revisiting Tryon's Centers of Richness and Endemism

Jacob S. Suissa, Michael A. Sundue, (2020) American Fern Journal

Almost fifty years ago Dr. Rolla M. Tryon investigated the patterns of neotropical fern diversity and discovered that sites of exceptional richness and endemism are found in five predominantly montane regions. Here, we revisit these sites with the aid of contemporary methodologies. We integrate phyl…

Explaining the worldwide distributions of two highly mobile species: Cakile edentula and Cakile maritima

Elliot C. Shaw, Rachael Fowler, Sara Ohadi, Michael J. Bayly, Rosemary A. Barrett, ... - (2020) Journal of Biogeography

Aim: If we are able to determine the geographic origin of an invasion, as well as its known area of introduction, we can better appreciate the innate environmental tolerance of a species and the strength of selection for adaptation that colonizing populations have undergone. It also enables us to ma…

New physaloid fruit‐fossil species from early Eocene South America

Rocío Deanna, Peter Wilf, Maria A. Gandolfo, (2020) American Journal of Botany

Premise: Solanaceae is a scientifically and economically important angiosperm family with a minimal fossil record and an intriguing early evolutionary history. Here, we report a newly discovered fossil lantern fruit with a suite of features characteristic of Physalideae within Solanaceae. The fossil…

Vulpia myuros, an increasing threat for agriculture

Lucie Büchi, Stéphane Cordeau, Richard Hull, Jonne Rodenburg, (2020) Weed Research

Vulpia myuros is an annual grass species of Mediterranean origin, which has achieved a global distribution. It is a fast‐growing species, with high colonisation and competitive abilities. This species is considered an invasive weed in most countries where it has been introduced, with highly negative…

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…

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L. (Convolvulaceae): a new alien plant record for Pakistan

Iram Iqbal, Asad Shabbir, Kanzah Shabbir, Mary Barkworth, Firdaus Bareen, (2020) BioInvasions Records

Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L., a member of the Convolvulaceae, is native to Mexico and South America but nowadays grows around the world in many tropical and subtropical regions. Its presence in Pakistan, where it has become naturalized, is reported here for the first time. It was first discovered i…

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 …