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Mapping global orchid assemblages with deep learning provides novel conservation insights

Joaquim Estopinan, Maximilien Servajean, Pierre Bonnet, Alexis Joly, François Munoz, (2024) Ecological Informatics

Although increasing threats on biodiversity are now widely recognised, there are no accurate global maps showing whether and where species assemblages are at risk. We hereby assess and map at kilometre resolution the conservation status of the iconic orchid family, and discuss the insights conveyed …

Hotspots in Transition: Mediterranean Amphibian Diversity Under Different Climate Scenarios

Can Elverici, Andrew Townsend Peterson, Utku Perktaş, (2024) Research Square

The Mediterranean Basin, a region renowned for its biodiversity, is experiencing unprecedented ecological changes owing to shifting climate patterns. This study employs ecological niche modeling to assess impacts of historical, current, and future climate scenarios on climatic suitability patterns f…

The last of the maculineans: can we save the emblematic Alcon Blue butterfly Phengaris alcon under climate change when its habitat continues to deteri…

Dirk Maes, Willy Pardon, Ghis Palmans, Hans Dyck, (2024) Journal of Insect Conservation

In the NW-European region of Flanders (northern Belgium), wet heathlands harbour several threatened species among which the emblematic Alcon Blue butterfly Phengaris alcon is rapidly declining. Since 1990, the number of occupied grid cells in Flanders has decreased from 61 to only six in 2023, a dec…

Population genomics of the invasive Northern Giant Hornet Vespa mandarinia in North America and across its native range

Benjamin A. Taylor, Luke R. Tembrock, Madison Sankovitz, Telissa M. Wilson, Chris Looney, ... - (2024) Scientific Reports

The northern giant hornet Vespa mandarinia (NGH) is a voracious predator of other insect species, including honey bees. NGH’s native range spans subtropical and temperate regions across much of east and southeast Asia and, in 2019, exotic populations of the species were discovered in North America. …

Recognising the role of ruderal species in restoration of degraded lands

Dragana Ranđelović, Ksenija Jakovljević, Jasmina Šinžar-Sekulić, Filip Kuzmič, Urban Šilc, (2024) Science of The Total Environment

Ruderal plants are an important component of plant communities that develop on the range of anthropogenically degraded lands. Yet they were highly neglected and not recognised as desirable for restoration purposes. The aim of this study was to analyse the potential for using ruderal species in resto…

Biogeographical ‍distributions of trickster animals

Shota Shibasaki, Ryosuke Nakadai, Yo Nakawake, (2024) Royal Society Open Science

Human language encompasses almost endless potential for meaning, and folklore can theoretically incorporate themes beyond time and space. However, actual distributions of the themes are not always universal and their constraints remain unclear. Here, we specifically focused on zoological folklore an…

Response to Arbogast and Kerhoulas

Charles J Marsh, Yanina V Sica, Nathan S Upham, Walter Jetz, (2024) Journal of Mammalogy

Abstract We welcome feedback on the range maps published in Marsh et al. (2022) where it constructively improves our knowledge on species distributions. Unfortunately, we are concerned that criticisms raised by Arbogast and Kerhoulas are steps backward, not forward, particularly as th…

Managing Black Cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) in European Forests: Insights from native and non-native ranges

Markus Engel, Bart Nyssen, Ellen Desie, Jan den Ouden, Lisa Raats, (2024) Forest Ecology and Management

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) is a broadleaved tree species native to Northern- and Central-America which was introduced in many other parts of the world, especially in European countries. In many places it has been classified as an invasive species and its management is subject to hotly deba…

Global drivers of the conservation–invasion paradox

Yanhua Hong, Zhiyong Yuan, Xuan Liu, (2024) Conservation Biology

AbstractThe conservation–invasion paradox (CIP) refers to a long‐term phenomenon wherein species threatened in their native range can sustain viable populations when introduced to other regions. Understanding the drivers of CIP is helpful for conserving threatened species and managing invasive speci…

Look but do not touch: the occurrence of venomous species across Lepidoptera

Andrea Battisti, Andre.A. Walker, Mizuki Uemura, Myron.P. Zalucki, Anne-Sophie Brinquin, ... - (2024) Entomologia Generalis

Lepidoptera can cause several health issues in humans and domestic animals due to their setae, which are defen- sive adaptations that protect them from predators. The diversity of venomous Lepidoptera has been explored in several reviews starting from the first comprehensive attempt in 1984 by Kawam…

Predicting the current and future suitable distribution range of Trilocha varians (Walker, 1855) (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) in China

Qianqian Qian, Danping Xu, Wenkai Liao, Zhihang Zhuo, (2024) Bulletin of Entomological Research

Trilocha varians is one of the major pests of Ficus spp. Based on 19 bioclimatic variables provided by the Worldclim, our study analysed the suitable distribution areas of T. varians under current and future climate changes (SSP1-2.6, SSP2-4.5, SSP5-8.5) for two periods (the 2050s and 2090s) using t…

Large-scale deviations between realized and fundamental thermal niches in global seaweed distributions

Philipp Laeseke, Brezo D.‐C. Martínez, Kai Bischof, (2024) Diversity and Distributions

Aim Climate change has profound effects on species' distributions, and it is crucial to understand how well physiological limits correspond to distribution patterns to provide realistic estimations of future range shifts and/or extinctions. Seaweeds are foundation species of global coastal ecosyste…

ECOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF SALIX BRACHYPODA (TRAUTV. ET C.A. MEY.) KOM. (SALICACEAE MIRB.) IN BAIKAL SIBERIA

Eduard Vladimirovich Enin, Oksana Petrovna Vinkovskaia, (2024) Fundamental and applied research for key propriety areas of bioecology and biotechnology

В работе приводятся карты-схемы местонахождений Salix brachypoda (Trautv. et C.A. Mey.) Kom. на территории Азиатской России. Обсуждаются особенности географической и фитоценотической приуроченности, экологической требовательности вида в Байкальской Сибири. Материалы получены в ходе авторских натурны…

Horizon scanning of potential new alien vascular plant species and their climatic niche in the Arctic

Tor Henrik Ulsted, (2024)

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Beyond a diagnostic tool: Validating standardized Mahalanobis distance as a species distribution model for invasive alien species in North America

J. R. Stinziano, A. Charron, M. Damus, (2024) bioRxiv

Species distribution models (SDMs) are useful tools for predicting where new invasive species can establish within a country, supporting both preparatory and response activities. National Plant Protection Organizations use SDMs to inform risk assessment and surveillance activities for emerging plant…

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J. Doe, (2024)

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Genus Erica: An identification aid version 4.00

E. G. H. Oliver, Nigel Forshaw, Inge M. Oliver, Fritz Volk, A. W. S. Schumann, ... - (2024) PhytoKeys

Species identification is fundamental to all aspects of biology and conservation. The process can be challenging, particularly in groups including many closely related or similar species. The problem is confounded by the absence of an up-to-date taxonomic revision, but even with such a resource all …

Predicting the site productivity of forest tree species using climate niche models

Yueru Zhao, Gregory A. O’Neill, Nicholas C. Coops, Tongli Wang, (2024) Forest Ecology and Management

Species occurrence-based climate niche models (CNMs) serve as valuable tools for predicting the future ranges of species’ suitable habitats, aiding the development of climate change adaptation strategies. However, these models do not address an essential aspect - productivity, which holds economic s…

Driving the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in order

Z. Yongyao, Z. Yaoxin, Y. Xinqi, Z. Xinguang, (2024) bioRxiv

C4 photosynthesis is an efficient photosynthetic type (High water use efficiency, High nitrogen use efficiency, High light use efficiency). Although occurring in only 3% plant species, C4 photosynthesis contributes 23% of terrestrial gross primary productivity. C4 photosynthesis has been considered …

Modelling potential distribution of the invasive box tree moth across Asia, Europe, and North America

M. Lukas Seehausen, Alex Rimmer, Abigail Wiesner, Marc Kenis, Cynthia Scott-Dupree, (2024) PLOS ONE

The box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) (BTM) is a native moth throughout eastern Asia, having recently become invasive in Europe (2007) where it feeds on boxwood (= box tree), Buxus spp. The moth rapidly spread across Europe and the Caucasus causing damage to both …

Potential current and future distribution for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in Colombia: important disease vectors

Estefanía Mejía-Jurado, Emmanuel Echeverry-Cárdenas, Oscar Alexander Aguirre-Obando, (2024) Biological Invasions

Invasive mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti (African) and Aedes albopictus (Asian), serve as global vectors for diseases such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, and they are currently present in Colombia. Consequently, the aim of this study was to assess the potential geographic distribution of these A. aegyp…

Understanding the Distribution, Behavioural Ecology, and Conservation Status of Asian Pelophylax

Hina Amin, Amaël Borzée, (2024) Diversity

Understanding species from an ecological and phylogenetic perspective facilitates an understanding of their conservation status in relation to the changing world. The frog genus Pelophylax is among the largest in terms of amphibian biomass in the Palearctic, but species have not been thoroughly stud…

Global warming significantly increases the risk of Pierce’s disease epidemics in European vineyards

Àlex Giménez-Romero, Maialen Iturbide, Eduardo Moralejo, José M. Gutiérrez, Manuel A. Matías, (2024) Scientific Reports

Pierce’s disease (PD) is a vector-borne disease caused by the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa , which affects grapevines in the Americas. Currently, vineyards in continental Europe, the world’s largest producer of quality wine, have not yet been affected by PD. However, climate change may alter this sit…

Historic residential segregation impacts biodiversity data availability disparately across the tree of life

Dexter Locke, Melissa Chapman, Diego Ellis-Soto, (2024) EcoEvoRxiv

Urbanization alters species ranges and nature’s contributions to people, motivating urban conservation. Residential segregation policies have left an indelible impact on urban environments, greenspaces, and wildlife communities, creating socioeconomic heterogeneity and altering biota. However, the e…

Orsillus depressus (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae), an invasive circum-mediterranean species recently reported from America. Are the endemic and already enda…

Eugenia Minghetti, Pablo M. Dellapé, Sara I. Montemayor, (2024) Biological Invasions

Orsillus depressus , a circum-mediterranean species of seed bug that lives on several genera and species of Cupressaceae is considered a pest of these trees, has recently been recorded for the first time in America, in Argentina. As the western records of O. depressus are close to endemic Cupressace…