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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…

The poor cousin: contrasting patterns of intraspecific variation among co-occurring species of Vaccinium L.

Nikita P. Tikhomirov, Polina A. Volkova, Pavel Trávníček, Alexandr S. Kashin, Ivan A. Schanzer, (2022) Flora

Comparison of genetic variation among closely related species with well-known ecological preferences may provide insights into the role of specific traits in biogeographic processes. Three widely distributed bird-dispersed species of the genus Vaccinium L. provide a good model system for such infere…

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 …

Seed traits and phylogeny explain plant’s geographic distributions

Kai Chen, Kevin S. Burgess, Fangliang He, Xiang-Yun Yang, Lian-Ming Gao, (2022) EGUsphere

Abstract. Understanding the mechanisms that shape the geographic distribution of plant species is a central theme of biogeography. Although seed mass, seed dispersal mode and phylogeny have long been suspected to affect species distribution, the link between the sources of variation of these attribu…

Ecogeographical Potential of the Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. Northward Expansion in European Russia Estimated on the Basis of a Comparison of the North…

A. N. Afonin, O. G. Baranova, Yu. A. Fedorova, L. M. Abramova, T. F. Boshko, ... - (2022) Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

Abstract Field studies made it possible to specify the actual modern Ambrosia artemisiifolia naturalization boundary in European Russia. This boundary passes through the southern parts of Bryansk, Kursk, and Saratov oblasts and through the northern part of Voronezh oblast. The total mileage of field…

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…

Molecular Evolution and Biogeography of the New World Eptesicus Bats

Xueling Yi, (2022)

Molecular evolution refers to a broad field of studies ranging from microevolution (e.g., population genetics) to macroevolution (e.g., phylogeny), including the bridging field of phylogeography. In natural populations, molecular studies are also combined with biogeography that links biological dive…

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…

Wild canids and ecological traps, facing deforestation and climate change in the Amazon Rainforest

Geovana Oliveira, Paulo Trindade, Iara Santos, Paula Almeida-Maués, Fernando Carvalho, ... - (2022) Authorea

Ecological traps occur when species choose to settle in lower quality habitats, even if this reduces their survival or productivity. This normally occurs in situations of drastic environmental changes, resulting, for example, from anthropogenic pressures. In the medium and long term, this could mean…

The Ecology of Palm Genomes: Repeat‐associated genome size expansion is constrained by aridity

Rowan J. Schley, Jaume Pellicer, Xue‐Jun Ge, Craig Barrett, Sidonie Bellot, ... - (2022) New Phytologist

Genome size varies 2,400-fold across plants, influencing their evolution through changes in cell size and cell division rates which impact plants’ environmental stress tolerance. Repetitive element expansion explains much genome size diversity, and the processes structuring repeat ‘communities’ are …

An Evaluation of Landscape, Climate, and Management Impacts on Bumble Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus) in Agroecosystems

Morgan Elizabeth Christman, (2022)

Bumble bees (Bombus) are integral pollinators of wild and cultivated plant communities, but are undergoing drastic population changes worldwide. Climate change and the alteration of landscape structure are key drivers in pollinator declines; however, little research has evaluated their cumulative ef…

Limited acclimation of leaf traits and leaf temperatures in a subtropical urban heat island

Alyssa T Kullberg, Kenneth J Feeley, (2022) Tree Physiology

The consequences of rising temperatures for trees will vary between species based on their abilities to acclimate their leaf thermoregulatory traits and photosynthetic thermal tolerances. We tested the hypotheses that adult trees in warmer growing conditions (1) acclimate their thermoregulatory trai…

Global biogeography of estuary-associated fishes

Trevor D. Harrison, Alan K. Whitfield, (2022) Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

This study examines global zoogeographic patterns of estuary-associated fishes using meta-assemblages compiled at the marine ecoregion scale. The classification of biogeographic regions based on estuary-associated fish species is assessed in relation to marine and freshwater zoogeographic patterns. …

High exposure of global tree diversity to human pressure

Wen-Yong Guo, Josep M. Serra-Diaz, Franziska Schrodt, Wolf L. Eiserhardt, Brian S. Maitner, ... - (2022) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Safeguarding Earth’s tree diversity is a conservation priority due to the importance of trees for biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services such as carbon sequestration. Here, we improve the foundation for effective conservation of global tree diversity by analyzing a recently developed data…

Expected contraction in the distribution ranges of demersal fish of high economic value in the Mediterranean and European Seas

Emna Ben Lamine, Alexandre Schickele, Eric Goberville, Gregory Beaugrand, Denis Allemand, (2022) Scientific Reports

Fisheries and aquaculture are facing many challenges worldwide, especially adaptation to climate change. Investigating future distributional changes of largely harvested species has become an extensive research topic, aiming at providing realistic ecological scenarios on which to build management me…

Extreme environments filter functionally rich communities of Atlantic Forest treefrogs along altitudinal and latitudinal gradients

Ana C Carnaval, Célio F B Haddad, Leyla Hernandez, Mariana Lyra, Lilian S O Melo, (2022) Ecography

Understanding how environmental filtering and biotic interactions structure communities across elevational and latitudinal gradients is still a matter of debate. To provide insight into their relative importance, we explore the mismatch between three dimensions of biodiversity (taxonomic, functional…

Changes in the climate suitability and growth rates of trees in eastern North America

Manuel Bernal-Escobar, Kenneth J Feeley, Daniel Zuleta, (2022) Ecography

According to the ‘fitness‐suitability' hypothesis, ongoing changes in climate are expected to affect habitat suitability and hence species' fitness. In trees, differences in fitness may manifest as changes in growth rates, which will alter carbon uptake. Using tree‐ring data, we calculated > 1.5 mil…

Updated geographical distribution of the Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias: Eurypigidae)

OMAR DANIEL LEÓN-ALVARADO, KAREN ANDREA MÉNDEZ-CAMACHO, FERNANDO ARENAS-GONZÁLEZ, DIANA MEDINA-CONTRERAS, (2022) Caldasia

The Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias), despite having a wide distribution, is poorly studied and with few records in its area of distribution. Updating the distributions of species allows us to understand distributional patterns which are useful in ecology and conservation, especially for rare or threate…

Climate change on potential suitable areas for typical Pinaceae species on the Western Sichuan Plateau

Yingdan Yuan, Jiajia Zuo, Hanyue Zhang, Xinggang Tang, Mengting Zu, (2022) Geocarto International

There is a significant impact of climate change on species distribution and vegetation patterns in high mountain regions, which is a major topic of research in biogeography. It has recently warmed up on the Western Sichuan Plateau, one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Based on the M…

Potential global distribution of a temperate marine coastal predator: The role of barriers and dispersal corridors on subpopulation connectivity

Adam Barnett, Federico Cortés, Andrés J Jaureguizar, Agustín M de Wysiecki, (2022) Limnology and Oceanography

Predicting the potential distribution of species and possible dispersal corridors at a global scale can contribute to better understanding the availability of suitable habitat to move between, and the potential connectivity between regional distributions. Such information increases knowledge of ecol…

Predicting the Risk of Exotic Plant Invasions in the Orinoco Region: Importance of Distribution Models, Climatic Niche and Functional Richness

Beatriz Salgado-Negret, Nicolás Urbina-Cardona, Elkin A. Noguera-Urbano, Cristian A. Cruz-Rodríguez, María Piedad Baptiste, (2022) Frontiers in Environmental Science

The process of biological invasions resulting from the introduction of exotic species is one of the most critical components of global environmental change. Although many hypotheses try to explain the processes underlying biological invasions, changes in land use are essential drivers mediating the …

Winter flowers for bees: reproductive biology of Trixis praestans (Asteraceae)

Camila Cuffia, María Carolina Cerino, Pablo Andrés Tomas, Eliana de Luján Exner, (2022) Plant Systematics and Evolution

The shrub Trixis praestans (Asteraceae) is widely distributed in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. It has great potential as a melliferous resource, since its abundant flowering occurs in winter (when flower offer is scarce) and spring, and it is intensely visited by honey bees. This study pr…

Spatial conservation prioritization on the endemic-rich island of Príncipe

Katharina Vera D’Avis, (2022)

Area-based conservation is a key strategy for halting biodiversity loss, and spatial prioritization enables the identification of critical sites for biodiversity to ensure strategic and effective conservation action. Príncipe is a small island of high relevance for conservation due to its endemic-ri…

Sphagnum magniporosum (Sphagnaceae, subgenus Subsecunda) a new peatmoss species from Venezuela

Kjell Ivar Flatberg, Kristian Hassel, Tommy Prestø, Magni Olsen Kyrkjeeide, A. Jonathan Shaw, (2022) Lindbergia

We describe Sphagnum magniporosum sp. nov. in Sphagnum subgen. Subsecunda (Sphagnaceae) Bryophyta. The new species is described and characterized using morphological methods. The description is based on qualitative examination of morphological characters of shoots, stems, branches and leaves. The ne…