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Genetic diversity and differentiation of populations of Anthyllis vulneraria along elevational and latitudinal gradients

Guy Colling, Laura Daco, Sylvie Hermant, Diethart Matthies, (2022) Ecology and Evolution

The abundant centre model (ACM) predicts that the suitability of environmental conditions for a species decreases from the centre of its distribution toward its range periphery and, consequently, its populations will become scarcer, smaller and more isolated, resulting in lower genetic diversity and…

GBIF globe

Guillaume Larocque, (2022)

GBIF occurrences heatmap on a 3d globe.

Responses of alpine summit vegetation under climate change in the transition zone between subtropical and tropical humid environment

Chu-Chia Kuo, Yea-Chen Liu, Yu Su, Ho-Yih Liu, Cheng-Tao Lin, (2022) Scientific Reports

Climate change has caused severe impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity globally, especially to vulnerable mountain ecosystems; the summits bear the brunt of such effects. Therefore, six summits in Taiwan were monitored based on a standardized multi-summit approach. We used both statistical downscal…

Natural history of Cassida sphaerula Boheman, 1854 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Cassidini) on Arctotheca prostrata (Salisb.) Britten (Aster…

Sally Adam, Mariana Campos, Hugh D.C. Heron, C. L. Staines, Rob Westerduijn, (2022) Insecta Mundi

The tortoise beetle, Cassida sphaerula Boheman, 1854 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Cassidini) is endemic to South Africa. Its endemic host, Arctotheca prostrata (Salisb.) Britten (Asteraceae) has been introduced in other countries where it is becoming invasive. Cassida sphaerula could prov…

Berries as a case study for crop wild relative conservation, use, and public engagement in Canada

Beatrice Amyotte, Claudia Ciotir, Gennifer Meldrum, Zoë Migicovsky, Tara Moreau, ... - (2022) Plants, People, Planet

Societal impact statement Plant biodiversity is fundamental to the future of food security and agriculture. Berries are the most economically important fruit crops in Canada. Within this article, we explore the nutritional, cultural, and botanical importance of berries, including crop wild relatives…

Influence of different data cleaning solutions of point‐occurrence records on downstream macroecological diversity models

Petra Führding-Potschkat, Stefanie M Ickert-Bond, Holger Kreft, (2022) Ecology and Evolution

Digital point‐occurrence records from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and other data providers enable a wide range of research in macroecology and biogeography. However, data errors may hamper immediate use. Manual data cleaning is time‐consuming and often unfeasible, given that …

More than half of data deficient species predicted to be threatened by extinction

Jan Borgelt, Martin Dorber, Marthe Alnes Høiberg, Francesca Verones, (2022) Communications Biology

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is essential for practical and theoretical efforts to protect biodiversity. However, species classified as “Data Deficient” (DD) regularly mislead practitioners due to their uncertain extinction risk. Here we present machine learning-derived probabilities of b…

The Spread of the Invasive Locust Digitate Leafminer Parectopa robiniella Clemens, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Europe, with Special Referenc…

Volodymyr Tytar, Oksana Nekrasova, Oleksii Marushchak, Mihails Pupins, Arturs Skute, ... - (2022) Diversity

The spread and outbreaks of phytophagous pests are often associated with global warming. In addition to economic interest, these species may be of interest in terms of biological indication of climate changes. In this context, we considered the locust digitate leafminer Parectopa robiniella Clemens,…

Will climate change cause the global peatland to expand or contract? Evidence from the habitat shift pattern of Sphagnum mosses

Zi-Yin Cao, Xiao-Ying Ma, Lei Shu, Hao Xu, Rui-Liang Zhu, (2022) Global Change Biology

Peatlands play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle. Sphagnum mosses (peat mosses) are considered to be the peatland ecosystem engineers and contribute to the carbon accumulation in the peatland ecosystems. As cold‐adapted species, the dominance of Sphagnum mosses in peatlands will be threatene…

The Spread of the Invasive Locust Digitate Leafminer Parectopa robiniella Clemens, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae): The Ukrainian Context

Volodymyr Tytar, Oksana Nekrasova, Iryna Kozynenko, Oleksii Marushchak, Mihails Pupins, (2022) Biology and Life Sciences Forum

The spread of phytophagous pests are often associated with global warming. These species may be of interest in terms of biological indications of climate change. We considered the locust digitate leafminer P. robiniella. In Ukraine it was first recorded in 2003. In 2020–2021, we found areas of massi…

Vicariance Between Cercis siliquastrum L. and Ceratonia siliqua L. Unveiled by the Physical–Chemical Properties of the Leaves’ Epicuticular Waxes

Rui F. P. Pereira, João Rocha, Paulo Nunes, Tânia Fernandes, Ajith P. Ravishankar, ... - (2022) Frontiers in Plant Science

Classically, vicariant phenomena have been essentially identified on the basis of biogeographical and ecological data. Here, we report unequivocal evidences that demonstrate that a physical–chemical characterization of the epicuticular waxes of the surface of plant leaves represents a very powerful …

Predicted impacts of climate change on wild and commercial berry habitats will have food security, conservation and agricultural implications

Kaede Hirabayashi, Susan J. Murch, Lauren A.E. Erland, (2022) Science of The Total Environment

Climate change is now a reality and is altering ecosystems, with Canada experiencing 2–4 times the global average rate of warming. This will have a critical impact on berry cultivation and horticulture. Enhancing our understanding of how wild and cultivated berries will perform under changing climat…

Scanning the horizon for invasive plant threats using a data-driven approach

Amy E. Kendig, Susan Canavan, Patti J. Anderson, S. Luke Flory, Lyn A. Gettys, ... - (2022) NeoBiota

AbstractEarly detection and eradication of invasive plants are more cost-effective than managing well-established invasive plant populations and their impacts. However, there is high uncertainty around which taxa are likely to become invasive in a given area. Horizon scanning that combines a data-dr…

The Flora and Vegetation of Easter Island: Past and Present

Georg Zizka, Alexander Zizka, (2022) The Prehistory of Rapa Nui (Easter Island),Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research

The floristic inventory of a region can be divided into two groups based on immigration history: native species that evolved in situ or arrived via dispersal without human action and introduced species that occur in an area due to human impact (Richardson et al. 2000). Introduced species may have ar…

Three quarters of insects are insufficiently covered by protected areas

Shawan Chowdhury, Myron Zalucki, Jeffrey Hanson, Sarin Tiatragul, David Green, ... - (2022)

Insects dominate the biosphere, driving ecosystem processes and functions that sustain humanity, yet insect populations are plummeting worldwide1. Massive conservation efforts will be needed to halt and reverse these declines2,3. Protected areas (PAs) could play a decisive role in safeguarding insec…

Comparison between optimized MaxEnt and random forest modeling in predicting potential distribution: A case study with Quasipaa boulengeri in China

Ziyi Zhao, Nengwen Xiao, Mei Shen, Junsheng Li, (2022) Science of The Total Environment

Random forest (RF) and MaxEnt models are shallow machine learning approaches that perform well in predicting species' potential distributions. RF models can produce robust results with the default automatic configuration in most cases, but it is necessary for MaxEnt to optimize the model settings to…

Divergent roles of herbivory in eutrophying forests

Josiane Segar, Henrique Pereira, Lander Baeten, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Pieter De Frenne, ... - (2022) Research Square

Abstract Ungulate herbivore populations are increasing across Europe with important implications for forest plant communities. Concurrently, atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition continues to eutrophy forests, threatening many rare plant species. These pressures may critically interact to shape biodiv…

An inventory of crop wild relatives and wild‐utilized plants in Canada

Kephra I S Beckett, Axel Diederichsen, Colin K Khoury, Erika Luna-Perez, Zoë Migicovsky, ... - (2022) Crop Science

In the face of global pressures of change and biodiversity loss, crop wild relatives (CWR) and wild‐utilized plants (WUS) urgently require conservation attention. To advance conservation, we assembled a national inventory of CWR and WUS in Canada. To assess current ex situ conservation, we gathered …

phylogatR : Phylogeographic data aggregation and repurposing

Bryan C Carstens, Stephanie Crouch, Sydney K Decker, Eric Franz, Jeffery Ohrstrom, ... - (2022) Molecular Ecology Resources

Patterns of genetic diversity within species contain information about the history of that species, including how they have responded to historical climate change and how easily the organism is able to disperse across its habitat. More than 40,000 phylogeographic and population genetic investigation…

Unraveling host-microbe interactions and ecosystem functions in moss-bacteria symbioses

Danillo O Alvarenga, Kathrin Rousk, (2022) Journal of Experimental Botany

Mosses are non-vascular plants usually found in moist and shaded areas with ecological importance in several ecosystems. This is especially true in northern latitudes, where mosses are responsible for up to 100 % of primary production in some ecosystems. Mosses establish symbiotic associations with …

Integrating the hotspot identification, gap analysis and niche modeling supports the conservation of Chinese threatened higher plants

Steven B Janssens, Qin Liu, Fei Qin, Tiantian Xue, Xudong Yang, ... - (2022) Journal of Systematics and Evolution

A significant fraction of higher plants in China are threatened due to dramatic landscape transformation and increasing climate change. However, the conservation effectiveness of threatened higher plants (THPs) and their response to climate change are still underexplored to date. Based on the latest…

DASCO: A workflow to downscale alien species checklists using occurrence records and to re-allocate species distributions across realms

Hanno Seebens, Ekin Kaplan, (2022) NeoBiota

AbstractInformation about occurrences of alien species is often provided in so-called checklists, which represents lists of reported alien species in a region. In many cases, available checklists cover whole countries, which is too coarse for many analyses and limits capabilities of assessing status…

Uncertainty matters: ascertaining where specimens in natural history collections come from and its implications for predicting species distributions

Arturo H Ariño, Arthur D Chapman, Arnald Marcer, Francesc Uribe, John Waller, ... - (2022) Ecography

Natural history collections (NHCs) represent an enormous and largely untapped wealth of information on the Earth's biota, made available through GBIF as digital preserved specimen records. Precise knowledge of where the specimens were collected is paramount to rigorous ecological studies, especially…

The Paleogene to Neogene climate evolution and driving factors on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

Jiagang Zhao, Shufeng Li, Alexander Farnsworth, Paul J. Valdes, Tammo Reichgelt, ... - (2022) Science China Earth Sciences

The growth of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) during the Cenozoic drove dramatic climate and environmental change in this region. However, there has been limited comprehensive research into evolution of climate during this interval. Here we present a quantitative reconstruction using Bioclimatic A…

The early Oligocene establishment of modern topography and plant diversity on the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau

Mengxiao Wu, Jian Huang, Robert A. Spicer, Shufeng Li, Jiagang Zhao, ... - (2022) Global and Planetary Change

Quantifying the interactions between topography, climate and plant diversity within one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, remains elusive due to few reliable quantitative paleoelevation reconstructions, precise geological age constraints and well-p…