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A proto-monsoonal climate in the late Eocene of Southeast Asia: Evidence from a sedimentary record in central Myanmar

Huasheng Huang, Robert J. Morley, Alexis Licht, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, Daniel Pérez-Pinedo, ... - (2023) Geoscience Frontiers

The Burma Terrane has yielded some of the earliest pieces of evidence for monsoonal rainfall in the Bay of Bengal. However, Burmese ecosystems and their potential monsoonal imprint remain poorly studied. This study focuses on the late Eocene Yaw Formation (23° N) in central Myanmar, which was locate…

Climate change induced elevational range shifts of Himalayan tree species

Surya Kumar Maharjan, Lourens Poorter, Niels Raes, Frank J Sterck, Yue Zhao, (2022) Biotropica

Global warming may force montane species to shift upward to keep pace with their shifting climate niche. How species differences in such distribution shifts depend on their elevational positions, elevation‐dependent warming rates, and other environmental constraints, or plant functional traits is po…

Seasonal models reveal niche changes in Capsella bursa-pastoris

M. Wilson Brown, E. Josephs, (2022) bioRxiv

Researchers often use ecological niche models to predict where species might establish and persist under future or novel climate conditions. However, these predictive methods assume species have stable niches across time and space. Furthermore, ignoring the time of occurrence data can obscure import…

Landscape‐scale range filling and dispersal limitation of woody plants

Matilda Arnell, Ove Eriksson, (2022) Journal of Biogeography

Aim The extent to which species fill their predicted current ranges and the underlying process of dispersal limitation have implications for species' abilities to track climate change. Range filling is intimately related to spatial scale, yet range filling estimates at high resolutions are largely l…

A Revised Phylogenetic Classification for Viola (Violaceae)

Thomas Marcussen, Harvey E. Ballard, Jiří Danihelka, Ana R. Flores, Marcela V. Nicola, (2022) Plants

The genus Viola (Violaceae) is among the 40–50 largest genera among angiosperms, yet its taxonomy has not been revised for nearly a century. In the most recent revision, by Wilhelm Becker in 1925, the then-known 400 species were distributed among 14 sections and numerous unranked groups. Here, we pr…

Environmental and geographical biases in plant specimen data from the Colombian Andes

Carlos A Vargas, Marius Bottin, Tiina Särkinen, James E Richardson, Lauren Raz, ... - (2022) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Abstract Specimen records are a major source of species information for biodiversity research. However, specimen records currently available may be geographically or environmentally biased. Detailed knowledge of biases is useful for understanding and accounting for errors they introduce into analyse…

50 Years of Cumulative Open-Source Data Confirm Stable and Robust Biodiversity Distribution Patterns for Macrofungi

Haili Yu, Tiejun Wang, Andrew Skidmore, Marco Heurich, Claus Bässler, (2022) Journal of Fungi

Fungi are a hyper-diverse kingdom that contributes significantly to the regulation of the global carbon and nutrient cycle. However, our understanding of the distribution of fungal diversity is often hindered by a lack of data, especially on a large spatial scale. Open biodiversity data may provide …

Climate change increases global risk to urban forests

Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez, Mark G. Tjoelker, Jonathan Lenoir, John B. Baumgartner, Linda J. Beaumont, ... - (2022) Nature Climate Change

Climate change threatens the health and survival of urban trees and the various benefits they deliver to urban inhabitants. Here, we show that 56% and 65% of species in 164 cities across 78 countries are currently exceeding temperature and precipitation conditions experienced in their geographic ran…

Invasive woody legumes: Climatic range shifts and their relationships to functional traits

Maribel Vásquez‐Valderrama, Carlos P. Carmona, Aníbal Pauchard, (2022) Global Ecology and Biogeography

Aim Analysis of the shifts in the climatic space for invasive species between native and introduced areas is a powerful tool for understanding their distribution patterns and the factors influencing their spread into new areas. In this study, we explored the shift in climatic distribution between ra…

Revising the global biogeography of plant life cycles

T. Poppenwimer, I. Mayrose, N. DeMalach, (2022) bioRxiv

Plants exhibit two primary life cycles - annual and perennial - which vary in their effects on ecosystem functioning. Here, we assembled a database of 235,000 species to assess the worldwide distribution of plant life cycles. We found that annuals are half as common as previously thought (6% of all …

Species diversity patterns in the large genus Begonia

Keqiao Zhong, (2022)

Biodiversity hotspots in the world are unevenly distributed. Understanding species distribution can shed light on divers of tropical biodiversity, and help make conservation policy. Begonia is one of the most diverse angiosperm genera, with high species richness in the tropics which has never been i…

Evaluation of animal and plant diversity suggests Greenland’s thaw hastens the biodiversity crisis

Carolina Ureta, Santiago Ramírez-Barahona, Óscar Calderón-Bustamante, Pedro Cruz-Santiago, Carlos Gay-García, ... - (2022) Communications Biology

Rising temperatures can lead to the occurrence of a large-scale climatic event, such as the melting of Greenland ice sheet, weakening the AMOC and further increasing dissimilarities between current and future climate. The impacts of such an event are still poorly assessed. Here, we evaluate those im…

Prevalence and drivers of a tree-killing bark beetle, Ips typographus (Coleoptera, Scolytinae), in international invasion pathways into the USA

Samuel F. Ward, Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, Rebecca M. Turner, Takehiko Yamanaka, Lorenzo Marini, ... - (2022) Journal of Pest Science

The unintentional transport of insects beyond their native ranges has greatly increased with globalization over the past century, leading to higher propagule pressure in non-native ranges of many species. Knowledge about the prevalence of a species in international invasion pathways is important for…

The clustering of spatially associated species unravels patterns in Bornean tree species distributions

S. E. H. Pang, F. J. W. Slik, D. Zurell, E. L. Webb, (2022) bioRxiv

Complex distribution data can be summarised by grouping species with similar or overlapping distributions to unravel patterns in species distributions and separate trends (e.g., of habitat loss) among spatially unique groups. However, such classifications are often heuristic, lacking the transparenc…

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Cannabis de-domestication and invasion risk

S. Canavan, Z.T. Brym, G. Brundu, K. Dehnen-Schmutz, D. Lieurance, ... - (2022) Biological Conservation

Cultivated plants provide food, fiber, and energy but they can escape, de-domesticate, colonize agroecosystems as weeds, and disrupt natural ecosystems as invasive species. Escape and invasion depend on traits of the species, type and rate of domestication, and cultivation context. Understanding thi…

Climate Change Impact on the Habitat Suitability of Pseudotsuga menziesii Mirb. Franco in Mexico: An Approach for Its Conservation

Aldo Rafael Martínez-Sifuentes, José Antonio Hernández-Herrera, Luis Manuel Valenzuela-Núñez, Edwin Amir Briceño-Contreras, Ulises Manzanilla-Quiñones, ... - (2022) Sustainability

One of the conifers that survived after the last glaciation is the Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco. Due to the gradual increase in temperature, this species was forced to move from the south to the north and to higher elevation, causing a fragmented and intermittent distribution in Mexico. The …

When good species have porous boundaries: weak reproductive isolation and extensive gene flow between Mimulus glaucescens and M. guttatus in northern …

J. M. Coughlan, N. Habecker, J. P. Bergmann, J. Ewald, C. Ivey, ... - (2022) bioRxiv

Barriers to reproduction are often how progress in speciation is measured. Nonetheless, a key unresolved question is the extent to which reproductive barriers diminish gene flow in incipient species in nature. The Sierra Nevada foothill endemic Mimulus glaucescens and the widespread M. guttatus are …

On the relationship between species diversity and range size

Qinfeng Guo, Hong Qian, Jian Zhang, (2022) Journal of Biogeography

Aim What factors may affect species range sizes remains a central question in ecology and biogeography. Particularly, whether and how species richness may regulate average species range size remains largely elusive. Here, we explore the relationship between species diversity and species range size a…

Response of the invasive plant Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle and its two important natural enemies (Eucryptorrhynchus scrobiculatus (Motschulsky…

Weicheng Ding, Hongyu Li, Junbao Wen, (2022) Ecological Indicators

Invasive species Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle) caused serious damage on ecosystem, economy, and public health in the United States and Europe. Two weevils (Eucryptorrhynchus scrobiculatus (Motschulsky) and E. brandti (Harold)) are considered to be potential enemies for biologi…

Resolution in species distribution models shapes spatial patterns of plant multifaceted diversity

Louise Boulangeat, Yohann Chauvier, Patrice Descombes, Maya Guéguen, Wilfried Thuiller, (2022) Ecography

Species distribution models (SDMs) are statistical tools that relate species observations to environmental conditions to retrieve ecological niches and predict species' potential geographic distributions. The quality and robustness of SDMs clearly depend on good modelling practices including ascerta…

Deep vicariance and frequent transoceanic dispersal shape the evolutionary history of a globally distributed fern family

Vinícius Antonio de Oliveira Dittrich, José María Gabriel Y Galán, André L Gasper, Sonia Molino, Alexandre Salino, ... - (2022) American Journal of Botany

Premise Historical biogeography of ferns is typically expected to be dominated by long-distance dispersal, due to their minuscule spores. However, few studies have inferred the historical biogeography of a large and widely distributed group of ferns to test this hypothesis. Our aims are to determine…

Phenological research based on natural history collections: practical guidelines and a Lepidopteran case study

Michael W Belitz, Robert P Guralnick, Elise A Larsen, Daijiang Li, Vaughn Shirey, (2022) Functional Ecology

Natural history collections (NHCs) have been indispensable to understanding longer‐term trends of the timing of seasonal events. Massive‐scale digitization of specimens promises to further enable phenological research, especially the ability to move towards a deeper understanding of drivers of chang…

Ecological niche modeling of interactions in a buzz-pollinated invasive weed

Lislie Solís-Montero, Mayumi Vega-Polanco, Monserrat Vázquez-Sánchez, Mario Ernesto Suárez-Mota, (2022) Global Ecology and Conservation

Plant species that are alien and invasive represent an important threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function. These plants compete with native flora for resources and pollinator services. Although most invasive plant species do not depend on pollinators for reproduction and can reproduce uniparent…

Evaluating current and future potential distribution of epiphytic orchids in the Congo Basin with ecological niche models

Michael Lyonga Ngoh, (2022)

The Congo Basin Forest harbors a rich diversity of epiphytic communities, with the Orchidaceae alone making up more than 50% of all epiphytes in the region. Despite the huge diversity of epiphytes, many species, including epiphytic orchids, are at risk to a diverse array of threats. Climate change f…