Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Vaculná, L., Majeský, Ľ., Ali, T., Seregin, A. P., Prausová, R., Kapler, A., … Kitner, M. (2021). Genetic structure of endangered species Adenophora liliifolia and footprints of postglacial recolonisation in Central Europe. Conservation Genetics. doi:10.1007/s10592-021-01396-5 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-021-01396-5

Quaternary climatic fluctuations changed the floristic composition of large areas and forced biota to repeated movements following gradients of their ecological tolerance. Different and contrasting patterns of responses were reported for various species. In this study we focused on Adenophora liliif…

Favre, A., Paule, J., & Ebersbach, J. (2021). Incongruences between nuclear and plastid phylogenies challenge the identification of correlates of diversification in Gentiana in the European Alpine System. Alpine Botany. doi:10.1007/s00035-021-00267-6 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00035-021-00267-6

Mountains are reservoirs for a tremendous biodiversity which was fostered by a suite of factors acting in concert throughout evolutionary times. These factors can be climatic, geological, or biotic, but the way they combine through time to generate diversity remains unknown. Here, we investigate the…

Wang, C.-J., & Wan, J.-Z. (2021). Functional trait perspective on suitable habitat distribution of invasive plant species at a global scale. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.pecon.2021.07.002 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecon.2021.07.002

Plant invasion has been proved to threaten biodiversity conservation and ecosystem maintenance at a global scale. It is a challenge to project suitable habitat distributions of invasive plant species (IPS) for invasion risk assessment at large spatial scales. Interaction outcomes between native and …

Zhou, R., Ci, X., Xiao, J., Cao, G., … Li, J. (2021). Effects and conservation assessment of climate change on the dominant group—The genusCinnamomum of subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forests. Biodiversity Science, 29(6), 697–711. doi:10.17520/biods.2020482 https://doi.org/10.17520/biods.2020482

常绿阔叶林的优势类群由于其个体数量多、盖度大、生物量高、生存能力强, 对维持相应生态系统的稳定起着主导作用。樟属(Cinnamomum)植物为亚热带常绿阔叶林的优势类群, 通过对其过去、当前和未来潜在分布区的研究可以了解该类群的变迁历史, 为理解亚热带常绿阔叶林动态变化提供帮助, 有助于亚热带常绿阔叶林保育策略的制定。本研究利用最大熵(MaxEnt)模型模拟了我国樟属47种植物在5个时期(末次间冰期、末次盛冰期、全新世中期、当前和未来)的潜在分布区及物种丰富度热点区域。此外, 根据樟属植物的物种丰富度热点区域与自然保护区相叠加, 对当前自然保护区的保护状态进行了评估, 尤其是为保护亚热带常绿阔…

Chu, X., Gugger, P. F., Li, L., Zhao, J., & Li, Q. (2021). Responses of an endemic species ( Roscoea humeana ) in the Hengduan Mountains to climate change. Diversity and Distributions. doi:10.1111/ddi.13397 https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13397

Aim: Adaptation, migration and extinction of species is closely associated with climate changes and shape the distribution of biodiversity. The adaptive responses of species in the biodiversity hotspot, the Hengduan Mountains, to climate change remain poorly understood. Location: The Hengduan Mount…

Hui, Z., Zhou, X., Chevalier, M., Wei, X., Pan, Y., & Chen, Y. (2021). Miocene East Asia summer monsoon precipitation variability and its possible driving forces. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 110609. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110609 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2021.110609

The East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) precipitation is vital to hydrology, ecology and societal activities in the densely populated region of East Asia. However, its long-term evolution history and driving forces during the relatively warm Miocene remain unclear, even conflicting in some intervals. H…

Zhao, Y., Deng, X., Xiang, W., Chen, L., & Ouyang, S. (2021). Predicting potential suitable habitats of Chinese fir under current and future climatic scenarios based on Maxent model. Ecological Informatics, 101393. doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101393 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2021.101393

The continuous global climate change has affected the living habits, morphological characteristics and spatial distribution of tree species. Chinese fir (C. lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook) is one of the most important conifer tree species in China, which plays a major role in terms of timber supplies and e…

Jiang, K., Tong, X., Ding, Y., Wang, Z., Miao, L., Xiao, Y., … Gillespie, R. (2021). Shifting roles of the East China Sea in the phylogeography of red nanmu in East Asia. Journal of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/jbi.14215 https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.14215

Aim: The effect of eustasy driven by climatic oscillations on species diversification across the East China Sea (ECS) remains unclear. In this study, Machilus thunbergii (红楠, red nanmu in Chinese) was used as a model species to determine whether the ECS acted as either a “species pump” or “species v…

Mingou, P. A. B., Gueye, M., Abotsi, K. E., Bayet, T., Cambier, C., & Rouhan, G. (2021). Three new records of fern species (Polypodiopsida) in Senegal, from Dindefelo Falls, Kedougou region. Check List, 17(3), 923–930. doi:10.15560/17.3.923 https://doi.org/10.15560/17.3.923

Blotiella currorii (Hook.) R.M.Tryon. (Dennstaedtiaceae), Dicranopteris linearis (Burm.F.) Underw. (Gleicheniaceae), and Aleuritopteris farinosa (Forssk.) Fée (Pteridaceae) are reported for the first time in the flora of Senegal. They represent not only three more species but also two new fam…

Jin, W.-T., Gernandt, D. S., Wehenkel, C., Xia, X.-M., Wei, X.-X., & Wang, X.-Q. (2021). Phylogenomic and ecological analyses reveal the spatiotemporal evolution of global pines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(20), e2022302118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2022302118 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2022302118

How coniferous forests evolved in the Northern Hemisphere remains largely unknown. Unlike most groups of organisms that generally follow a latitudinal diversity gradient, most conifer species in the Northern Hemisphere are distributed in mountainous areas at middle latitudes. It is of great interest…