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Genomic‐wide sequencing reveals remarkable connection between widely disjunct populations of the internationally threatened bog buck moth

Julian R. Dupuis, Scott M. Geib, Christian Schmidt, Daniel Rubinoff, (2020) Insect Conservation and Diversity

Rare, threatened species often suffer from habitat fragmentation, which leads to smaller populations vulnerable to negative impacts including inbreeding depression and collapse of metapopulation dynamics. Therefore, understanding the population structure and relationships of each population of a thr…

An updated checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Anthophila) of Pennsylvania, United States of America

Shelby Kerrin Kilpatrick, Jason Gibbs, Martin M. Mikulas, Sven-Erik Spichiger, Nancy Ostiguy, ... - (2020) Journal of Hymenoptera Research

Checklists provide information about the species found in a defined region and serve as baselines for detecting species range expansions, contractions, or introductions. Bees are a diverse and important group of insect pollinators. Although some bee populations are declining, these patterns are diff…

Native distribution characteristics rather than functional traits explain preadaptation of invasive species to high‐UV‐B environments

Maria Hock, Rainer Hofmann, Franz Essl, Petr Pyšek, Helge Bruelheide, (2020) Diversity and Distributions

Aim: Alien species successfully colonize new ranges if they encounter favourable environmental conditions there and possess traits that match new challenges. Climate‐matching approaches comparing native and exotic ranges mostly consider temperature and precipitation niches of alien species, but have…

Aquatic Beetles (Coleoptera) of the University of Mississippi Field Station, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA

Matthew R. Pintar, William J. Resetarits, (2020) The Coleopterists Bulletin

Aquatic beetles in the families Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Helophoridae, Hydraenidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae, and Scirtidae were collected from the University of Mississippi Field Station (UMFS) in north-central Mississippi during May 2014 through August 20…

Reconstructing historical shifts in suitable habitat of Sceloporus lineages using phylogenetic niche modelling

Julio A. Rivera, A. Michelle Lawing, Emília P. Martins, (2020) Journal of Biogeography

Aim: We tested whether we could detect geographical shifts in modelled‐suitable habitat. We aim to enhance phylogenetic niche models of past suitable habitats for Sceloporus lineages by integrating modern and fossil occurrences with ecological and phylogenetic comparative modelling methods. Specific…

Grinnelian and Eltonian niche conservatism of the European honeybee (Apis mellifera) in its exotic distribution

Anderson Matos Medina, Mário Almeida-Neto, (2020) Sociobiology

The understanding of how niche-related traits change during species invasion have prompted what is now known as the niche conservatism principle. Most studies that have tested the niche conservatism principle have focused on the extent to which the species’ climatic niches remain stable in their exo…

Adaptation to Climate in Space and Time

Simon Innes, (2020)

Many species evolve adaptive clines in response to climatic gradients. This thesis investigated adaptation to climate across environmental gradients through time using cyanogenesis (release of HCN upon tissue lysis) in Trifolium repens as a model. First, adaptive responses to recent and rapid climat…

Extended leaf phenology has limited benefits for invasive species growing at northern latitudes

Erin O’Connell, Jessica Savage, (2020) Biological Invasions

Many understory woody invasive plants in North America leaf out earlier or retain leaves later than their native associates. This extended leaf phenology is thought to grant invasive species an advantage over native species because spring and fall are crucial times for light access and carbon acquis…

The Biology, Ecology and Societal Importance of Marine Bryozoa

Pagès-Escolà Marta, Mark J. Costello, (2020) Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes

Bryozoans are common animals in marine benthic (seabed) ecosystems, and also occur in freshwater rivers, with 6063 and 108 extant species in each environment respectively. There are 17,867 fossil species described. They are distributed across the oceans with a relatively high diversity on the Antarc…

Pine Tree Lappet Moth

Brittany Barker, Len Coop, (2020)

A phenology model and temperature-based climate suitability model for the pine tree lappet moth (PTLM), Dendrolimus pini (Murayama), was developed using data from available literature and through modeling in CLIMEX v. 4 (Hearne Scientific Software, Melbourne, Australia; Kriticos et al. 2016), Maxent…

Climate change reduces the distribution area of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn.) in Burkina Faso

Kangbéni Dimobe, Amadé Ouédraogo, Korotimi Ouédraogo, Dethardt Goetze, Katharina Stein, ... - (2020) Journal of Arid Environments

Vitellaria paradoxa, the shea tree, an economically important fruit-tree species native to savanna regions is threatened in Burkina Faso due to overexploitation and changing land-use. Furthermore, it remains unclear how climate change will influence its frequency and distribution. We investigated th…

Conservation status of Primulaceae, a plant family with high endemism, in China

Yun-Hao Bai, Si-Yi Zhang, Yanpei Guo, Zhiyao Tang, (2020) Biological Conservation

Primroses, approximately 1000 species from the family Primulaceae, are mostly distributed in subalpine to alpine areas and attract attention due to their high ornamental value. However, they have been increasingly threatened by human activities and climate change in recent decades. China harbours 53…

Acknowledging uncertainty in evolutionary reconstructions of ecological niches

Hannah L. Owens, Vivian Ribeiro, Erin E. Saupe, Marlon E. Cobos, Peter A. Hosner, ... - (2020) Ecology and Evolution

Reconstructing ecological niche evolution can provide insight into the biogeography and diversification of evolving lineages. However, comparative phylogenetic methods may infer the history of ecological niche evolution inaccurately because (a) species' niches are often poorly characterized; and (b)…

Distribution and invasive potential of the black-tufted marmoset Callithrix penicillata in the Brazilian territory

C. A. Vale, L. Menini Neto, F. Prezoto, (2020) Scientia Plena

Biological invasions are one of the greatest existing threats to biodiversity. Invasive species can cause economic and environmental damage. Callithrix penicillata is naturally found in the Brazilian savanna and Caatinga. Its introduced populations have become a conservation problem due to its high …

Hypothesis of Antimora spp. (Moridae) Dispersion in the World Oceans Based on Data on Modern Distribution, Genetic Analysis, and Ancient Records

A. M. Orlov, A. F. Bannikov, S. Yu. Orlova, (2020) Journal of Ichthyology

Based on the analysis of the current distribution, the results of the molecular genetic study into the diversity of the mtDNA region (the first subunit of the cytochrome c oxidase I gene (COI)) in the samples of the blue hake Antimora rostrata and the Pacific flatnose A. microlepis, and the generali…

First record of Rufous-thighed Kite Harpagus diodon in Colombia

Orlando Acevedo-Charry, William Daza-Díaz, Zuania Colón-Piñeiro, (2020) Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club

We report the first record of Rufous-thighed Kite Harpagus diodon in Colombia, the north-westernmost documented record of this species during its non-breeding season. In addition, we conducted a spatiotemporal analysis of the species' distribution based on a compilation of available records. Documen…

Potential poleward distribution shift of dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) along the southern California Current System

Christian Salvadeo, Daniel M. Auliz-Ortiz, David Petatán-Ramírez, Héctor Reyes-Bonilla, Antonina Ivanova-Bonchera, (2020) Environmental Biology of Fishes

The dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758) is an epipelagic top-predator that is globally distributed in tropical and subtropical waters. In the Eastern Tropical and Subtropical Pacific, this fish represents a target species for commercial and recreational fisheries. Climate change is affe…

Increasing Cervidae populations have variable impacts on habitat suitability for threatened forest plant and lichen species

James D.M. Speed, Gunnar Austrheim, Mika Bendiksby, Anders L. Kolstad, Katariina E.M. Vuorinen, (2020) Forest Ecology and Management

Large herbivores play a key role in temperate and boreal forest ecosystems. Cervidae (deer) population densities and community structure have undergone drastic changes in many parts of the world over the past decades, often with deer populations increasing. Many studies show impacts of Cervidae on m…

A Biodiversity Composition Map of California Derived from Environmental DNA Metabarcoding and Earth Observation

Meixi Lin, Ariel Levi Simons, Emily E. Curd, Ryan J. Harrigan, Fabian D. Schneider, ... - (2020) bioRxiv

Unique ecosystems globally are under threat from ongoing anthropogenic environmental change. Effective conservation management requires more thorough biodiversity surveys that can reveal system-level patterns and that can be applied rapidly across space and time. We offer a way to use environmental …

An invasive species spread by threatened diurnal lemurs impacts rainforest structure in Madagascar

Camille M. M. DeSisto, Daniel S. Park, Charles C. Davis, Veronarindra Ramananjato, Jadelys L. Tonos, (2020) Biological Invasions

Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function. Thus, understanding their spread and ecological impacts is critical for management and control. Strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum Sabine) is an aggressive invader across the tropics and has been rapidly spreading through…

On the origin of giant seeds: the macroevolution of the double coconut ( Lodoicea maldivica ) and its relatives (Borasseae, Arecaceae)

Sidonie Bellot, Ross P. Bayton, Thomas L.P. Couvreur, Steven Dodsworth, Wolf L. Eiserhardt, ... - (2020) New Phytologist

Seed size shapes plant evolution and ecosystems, and may be driven by plant size and architecture, dispersers, habitat and insularity. How these factors influence the evolution of giant seeds is unclear, as are the rate of evolution and the biogeographical consequences of giant seeds. We generated D…

Densidad de plántulas en poblaciones de Butia paraguayensis (Barb. Rodr.) L. H. Bailey en Paraguay

G. Marín Ojeda, F. Silla, (2020) Rojasiana

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Phylogeography of the widespread white-eared hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis): pre-glacial expansion and genetic differentiation of populations separ…

Luz E Zamudio-Beltrán, Yuyini Licona-Vera, Blanca E Hernández-Baños, John Klicka, Juan Francisco Ornelas, (2020) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

The Pleistocene glacial cycles had a strong influence on the demography and genetic structure of many species, particularly on northern-latitude taxa. Here we studied the phylogeography of the white-eared hummingbird (Hylocharis leucotis), a widely distributed species of the highlands of Mexico and …

Genetic Structure and Pod Morphology of Inga edulis Cultivated vs. Wild Populations from the Peruvian Amazon

Alexandr Rollo, Maria M. Ribeiro, Rita L. Costa, Carmen Santos, Zoyla M. Clavo P., ... - (2020) Forests

Research Highlights: This study assesses the genetic diversity and structure of the ice-cream-bean (Inga edulis Mart.; Fabaceae) in wild and cultivated populations from the Peruvian Amazon. This research also highlights the importance of protecting the biodiversity of the forest in the Peruvian Amaz…

Change in sexual signaling traits outruns morphological divergence across an ecological gradient in the postglacial radiation of the songbird genus Ju…

Guillermo Friis, Borja Mila, (2020) Journal of Evolutionary Biology

The relative roles of natural and sexual selection in promoting evolutionary lineage divergence remains controversial and difficult to assess in natural systems. Local adaptation through natural selection is known to play a central role in promoting evolutionary divergence, yet secondary sexual trai…