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Discovery of natural Paspalum L. (Poaceae) triploid hybrids near sympatric populations of Paspalum urvillei Steud. and species of Paniculata group in …

Carla Ziegler, Eric J. Martínez, Ana I. Honfi, A. Verena Reutemann, (2024) Euphytica

Hybridization and polyploidy are currently known as exponential factors for biodiversity. Some Paspalum species can hybridize and originate viable allopolyploids with possible agronomic use. We collected a frost resistance hybrid in north–western Misiones and determined its ploidy level, meiotic beh…

Bias correction in species distribution models based on geographic and environmental characteristics

Quanli Xu, Xiao Wang, Junhua Yi, Yu Wang, (2024) Ecological Informatics

Correcting sampling bias in species distribution models (SDMs) is challenging. The difficulty lies in accurately identifying and quantifying bias and the scarcity of samples, which greatly impedes the implementation of bias correction. Current methods often adjust the distribution of presence or bac…

Adaptation across a precipitation gradient from niche center to niche edge

S. vanDeurs, O. Reutimann, H. Luqman, D. Lifshitz, E. Mayzlish Gati, ... - (2024) bioRxiv

Evaluating the potential for species to adapt to changing climate relies on an appreciation of current patterns of adaptive variation and selection, which might vary in intensity across a species niche, affecting our inference of where adaptation might be most important in the future. Here we invest…

Integration of ex-situ multiplication approaches with in-situ conservation of Gentiana kurroo through reintroduction and recovery programs: a critical…

Giriraj Singh Panwar, Puneet Kumar, Aakriti Bhandari, Amber Srivast, A. A. Mao, (2024) Research Square

Gentiana kurroo Royle (Gentianaceae), a highly medicinal, critically endangered and endemic species of the Western Himalayas with restricted distribution in India and Pakistan. The perspective focuses on the ex-situ mass multiplication and in-situ conservation of the species through reintroduction u…

Predicting the current and future distributions of Pinus merkusii in Southeast Asia under climate change

MUHAMMAD NUR SULTON, DEVI MAYANG AURINA, FARHAN MUHAMMAD, FARIZ PRADHANA ADIL FADZILAH, ZAHRA HANUN, ... - (2024) Biodiversitas Journal of Biological Diversity

Pinus merkusii Jungh. Et de Vriese is a native pine species of Southeast Asia with primary distribution in Indonesia, especially in the mountainous areas of northern Sumatra. The P. merkusii has an important role in the forest ecosystem including maintaining ecosystem stability, reducing soil erosio…

Exploring biodiversity challenges in Europe: Completeness, geography and environmental representativeness

Emilio García-Roselló, Jacinto González-Dacosta, Jorge M. Lobo, (2024) Research Square

Biases and gaps in biodiversity data lead to significant disparities in knowledge among species descriptions and distributions of different taxonomic groups. These gaps could be addressed by utilizing predictive models, but this requires ensuring that available information is environmentally represe…

Leaf functional traits and ecological niche of Fagus grandifolia and Oreomunnea mexicana in natural forests and plantings as a proxy of climate change…

Miriam Reyes‐Ortiz, Andrés Lira‐Noriega, Luis Osorio‐Olvera, Isolda Luna‐Vega, Guadalupe Williams‐Linera, (2024) American Journal of Botany

AbstractPremiseFunctional traits reflect species’ responses to environmental variation and the breadth of their ecological niches. Fagus grandifolia and Oreomunnea mexicana have restricted distribution in upper montane cloud forests (1700–2000 m a.s.l.) in Mexico. These species were introduced into …

An emerging aeroallergen in Europe: Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima [Mill.] Swingle) inventory and pollen concentrations – Taking a metropolitan r…

Matthias Werchan, Barbora Werchan, Paweł Bogawski, Fateme Mousavi, Martin Metz, (2024) Science of The Total Environment

Urban areas are often hotspots for the dissemination of non-native (invasive) plant species, some of which release (potentially) allergenic pollen. Given the high population density in cities, a considerable number of people can be regularly and potentially intensively exposed to the pollen from the…

Mapping the climate risk to urban forests at city scale

Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez, Rachael V. Gallagher, Niels Souverijns, Quentin Lejeune, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, (2024) Landscape and Urban Planning

Climate change represents a threat to the performance and persistence of urban forests and the multiple benefits they provide to city dwellers. Here, we use a novel approach to identify species and areas at high risk of climate change using the city of Melbourne, Australia, as a case study. We deriv…

Reliability of presence‐only data for assessing plant community responses to climate warming

L. Camila Pacheco‐Riaño, Sabine Rumpf, Tuija Maliniemi, Suzette G. A. Flantua, John‐Arvid Grytnes, (2024) Ecography

Climate warming has triggered shifts in plant distributions, resulting in changes within communities, characterized by an increase in warm‐demanding species and a decrease in cold‐adapted species – referred to as thermophilization. Researchers conventionally rely on co‐occurrence data from vegetatio…

Shifts in grasses diversity patterns between two contrasting 40‐year climate periods in tropical dry islands

Maria Cristina Duarte, Vanézia Rocha, José María Fernández‐Palacios, Isildo Gomes, Carlos Neto, ... - (2024) Ecosphere

Grasses are one of the most successful and dispersed plant families worldwide and their environmental and economic values are widely acknowledged. They dominate the landscape of Cabo Verde, the southernmost and driest archipelago of Macaronesia, and are relevant natural resources for local populatio…

Climate‐driven shifts in the diversity of plants in the Neotropical seasonally dry forest: Evaluating the effectiveness of protected areas

Avril Manrique‐Ascencio, David A. Prieto‐Torres, Fabricio Villalobos, Roger Guevara, (2024) Global Change Biology

Given the current environmental crisis, biodiversity protection is one of the most urgent socio‐environmental priorities. However, the effectiveness of protected areas (PAs), the primary strategy for safeguarding ecosystems, is challenged by global climate change (GCC), with evidence showing that sp…

Hidden treasures—historical specimens from the late blight pandemic discovered in the Herbarium of the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe

Max Wieners, Marco Thines, Markus Scholler, (2024) Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

Phytophthora infestans (Peronosporaceae, Oomycota) is the causal agent of late blight of potato ( Solanum tuberosum ) and a native to Central America. When introduced to Europe, it rapidly spread in 1845, triggering the Irish Potato Famine, which claimed millions of lives and led to an exodus of Eur…

occTest: An integrated approach for quality control of species occurrence data

Josep M. Serra‐Diaz, Jeremy Borderieux, Brian Maitner, Coline C. F. Boonman, Daniel Park, ... - (2024) Global Ecology and Biogeography

Aim Species occurrence data are valuable information that enables one to estimate geographical distributions, characterize niches and their evolution, and guide spatial conservation planning. Rapid increases in species occurrence data stem from increasing digitization and aggregation efforts, and ci…

Risks posed by invasive species to the provision of ecosystem services in Europe

Belinda Gallardo, Sven Bacher, Ana Marcia Barbosa, Laure Gallien, Pablo González-Moreno, ... - (2024) Nature Communications

Invasive species significantly impact biodiversity and ecosystem services, yet understanding these effects at large spatial scales remains a challenge. Our study addresses this gap by assessing the current and potential future risks posed by 94 invasive species to seven key ecosystem services in Eur…

Global indicators of the environmental impacts of invasive alien species and their information adequacy

Marie V. Henriksen, Eduardo Arlé, Arman Pili, David A. Clarke, Emili García-Berthou, ... - (2024) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Monitoring the extent to which invasive alien species (IAS) negatively impact the environment is crucial for understanding and mitigating biological invasions. Indeed, such information is vital for achieving Target 6 of the Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. However, to-date indicators …

Towards a Monophyletic Infrageneric Circumscription of Adesmia DC. (Dalbergieae, Leguminosae): a Taxonomic Revision in Adesmia series Adesmia

THIAGO COBRA E MONTEIRO, JOÃO RICARDO VIEIRA IGANCI, SILVIA TERESINHA SFOGGIA MIOTTO, BERYL B. SIMPSON, MOHAMMAD VATANPARAST, ... - (2024) Phytotaxa

The Adesmia clade comprises five genera, with Adesmia being the most diverse and speciose, and formerly containing 206 species and 37 varieties, distributed in two subgenera and 43 series. The genus inhabits almost exclusively the South American Arid Diagonal, which hosts some of the driest environm…

Spatial phylogenetics of Fagales: Investigating drivers of temperate forest distributions

R. A. Folk, C. M. Siniscalchi, J. Doby, H. R. Kates, S. R. Manchester, ... - (2024) Journal of Biogeography

AbstractAimQuantifying the phylogenetic diversity of temperate trees is essential for understanding the processes that have shaped the modern distribution of temperate broadleaf forest and other major forest biomes. Here, we focus on Fagales, an iconic member of forests worldwide, to uncover global …

Variables ambientales asociadas a la distribución de dos especies de Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) de los Andes colombianos

Juan Pablo Santa-Ceballos, Maria Antonia Restrepo-Riaño, Jorge Ignacio Montoya, Jorge A. Giraldo, Marcela Serna-González, (2024) Acta Botanica Mexicana

Antecedentes y Objetivos: Algunas especies de Magnolia presentan una distribución muy restringida, situación que las hace altamente vulnerables a la extinción, teniendo en cuenta la degradación actual causada por las actividades humanas. Poco se conoce sobre el efecto de las variables ambientales y …

Invasion risk of the currently cultivated alien flora in southern Africa is predicted to decline under climate change

Ali Omer, Franz Essl, Stefan Dullinger, Bernd Lenzner, Adrián García‐Rodríguez, ... - (2024) Ecography

Alien species can have massive impacts on native biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human livelihoods. Assessing which species from currently cultivated alien floras may escape into the wild and naturalize is essential for efficient and proactive ecosystem management and biodiversity conservat…

Traditional medicinal use is linked with apparency, not specialized metabolite profiles in the order Caryophyllales

Alex H. Crum, Lisa Philander, Lucas Busta, Ya Yang, (2024) American Journal of Botany

Premise Better understanding of the relationship between plant specialized metabolism and traditional medicine has the potential to aid in bioprospecting and untangling of cross‐cultural use patterns. However, given the limited information available for metabolites in most plant species, understandi…

Spatial decoupling of taxon richness, phylogenetic diversity, and threat status in the megagenus Erica

Michael Pirie, Dirk Bellstedt, Roderick Bouman, Jaime Fagúndez, Berit Gehrke, ... - (2024) ARPHA Preprints

Estimates of the number of vascular plant species currently under threat of extinction are shockingly high, with the highest extinction rates reported for narrow-range, woody plants, especially in biodiversity hotspots with Mediterranean and tropical climates. The large genus Erica is a prime exampl…

Myoporum (Scrophulariaceae): Introduction, naturalization, and invasion of an enigmatic tree genus in South Africa

Gemma J. Louw, Luke J. Potgieter, David M. Richardson, (2024) South African Journal of Botany

Myoporum is a genus of trees and shrubs native to the Northern Hemisphere that has been introduced to many parts of the world, mainly for ornamental purposes. We assessed the introduction history, distribution, and extent of naturalization/invasion for Myoporum species in South Africa.Information wa…

Genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity in the seasonal shoot growth pattern of Pinus pseudostrobus

Sebastián Escobar-Alonso, J. Jesús Vargas-Hernández, Javier López-Upton, Florencia García-Campusano, Marcos Jiménez-Casas, (2024) New Forests

Global warming has increased the stress conditions faced by natural populations of forest species. Genetic variation (GV) and phenotypic plasticity (PP) of adaptive traits are the main mechanisms by which these species survive the in situ effects of environmental fluctuation including a higher frequ…

Rethinking the relationship between desiccation-tolerant vascular plants and water deficit

Luiz Bondi, Beatriz Prado, Luiza F. A. de Paula, Bruno H. P. Rosado, Stefan Porembski, (2024) Plant Ecology & Diversity

Background Water deficit is one of the main drivers of plant mortality and is projected to be more critical owing to climate change. Because desiccation-tolerant vascular plants (DT plants) can cope with water deficit, the paradigm emerges of their strong association with and restricted occurrence t…