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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 …

Rodríguez-Merino, A., Fernández-Zamudio, R., García-Murillo, P., & Muñoz, J. (2019). Climatic Niche Shift during Azolla filiculoides Invasion and Its Potential Distribution under Future Scenarios. Plants, 8(10), 424. doi:10.3390/plants8100424 https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8100424

In order to prevent future biological invasions, it is crucial to know non-native species distributions. We evaluated the potential global distribution of Azolla filiculoides, a free-floating macrophyte native to the Americas by using species distribution models and niche equivalency tests to analyz…