Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Prevéy, J. S., Parker, L. E., & Harrington, C. A. (2020). Projected impacts of climate change on the range and phenology of three culturally-important shrub species. PLOS ONE, 15(5), e0232537. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0232537 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232537

Climate change is shifting both the habitat suitability and the timing of critical biological events, such as flowering and fruiting, for plant species across the globe. Here, we ask how both the distribution and phenology of three food-producing shrubs native to northwestern North America might shi…

Goodwin, Z. A., Muñoz-Rodríguez, P., Harris, D. J., Wells, T., Wood, J. R. I., Filer, D., & Scotland, R. W. (2020). How long does it take to discover a species? Systematics and Biodiversity, 1–10. doi:10.1080/14772000.2020.1751339 https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2020.1751339

The description of a new species is a key step in cataloguing the World’s flora. However, this is only a preliminary stage in a long process of understanding what that species represents. We investigated how long the species discovery process takes by focusing on three key stages: 1, the collection …

Dyderski, M. K., Chmura, D., Dylewski, Ł., Horodecki, P., Jagodziński, A. M., Pietras, M., … Woziwoda, B. (2020). Biological Flora of the British Isles: Quercus rubra. Journal of Ecology, 108(3), 1199–1225. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13375 https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13375

This account presents information on all aspects of the biology of Quercus rubra L. (Red Oak, Northern Red Oak; syn. Q. borealis, Q. maxima) that are relevant to understanding its ecological characteristics and behaviour. The main topics are presented within the standard framework of the Biological …

Kovalchuk, I., Pellino, M., Rigault, P., van Velzen, R., Ebersbach, J., R. Ashnest, J., … Sharbel, T. F. (2020). The Genomics of Cannabis and Its Close Relatives. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 71(1). doi:10.1146/annurev-arplant-081519-040203 https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-arplant-081519-040203

Cannabis sativa L. is an important yet controversial plant with a long history of recreational, medicinal, industrial, and agricultural use, and together with its sister genus Humulus, it represents a group of plants with a myriad of academic, agricultural, pharmaceutical, industrial, and social int…

Santana Junior, P. ., Kumar, L., Da Silva, R. ., Pereira, J. ., & Picanço, M. . (2019). Assessing the impact of climate change on the worldwide distribution of Dalbulus maidis (DeLong) using MaxEnt. Pest Management Science. doi:10.1002/ps.5379 https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5379

BACKGROUND: For the first time, a model was applied at the global scale in order to investigate the effects of climate change on Dalbulus maidis. D. maidis is the main vector of three plant pathogens of maize crops and has been reported as one of the most important maize pests in Latin America. We m…