Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Evangelista-Vale, J. C., Weihs, M., José-Silva, L., Arruda, R., Sander, N. L., Gomides, S. C., … Eisenlohr, P. V. (2021). Climate change may affect the future of extractivism in the Brazilian Amazon. Biological Conservation, 257, 109093. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109093 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109093

The Amazon forest is vulnerable to climate change and anthropic actions, such as fire and deforestation, which together represent a troubling scenario. Many traditional populations that inhabit the region depend on non-timber forest resources for food or economic sustenance. We demonstrated that cli…

JARAMILLO-VIVANCO, T. S., & BALSLEV, H. (2020). Revision of Otoba (Myristicaceae). Phytotaxa, 441(2), 143–175. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.441.2.3 https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.441.2.3

Otoba is one of six American genera of Myristicaceae and recognized by having three stamens with almost fused to free filaments, globose arillate seeds and absence of bracteoles in the male flower. Species of Otoba are distinguished by a suite of characters, mainly pubescence of the ovary and anther…

Karger, D. N., Kessler, M., Conrad, O., Weigelt, P., Kreft, H., König, C., & Zimmermann, N. E. (2019). Why tree lines are lower on islands-Climatic and biogeographic effects hold the answer. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.12897 https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12897

Aim: To determine the global position of tree line isotherms, compare it with observed local tree limits on islands and mainlands, and disentangle the potential drivers of a difference between tree line and local tree limit. Location: Global. Time period: 1979–2013. Major taxa studied: Trees. Method…

Caudullo, G., Welk, E., & San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2017). Chorological maps for the main European woody species. Data in Brief, 12, 662–666. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2017.05.007 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.05.007

A novel chorological data compilation for the main European tree and shrub species is presented. This dataset was produced by combining numerous and heterogeneous data collected from 20th century atlas monographs providing complete species distribution maps, and from more recent national to regional…