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Ortiz, A. M. D., & Torres, J. N. V. (2020). Assessing the Impacts of Agriculture and Its Trade on Philippine Biodiversity. Land, 9(11), 403. doi:10.3390/land9110403 https://doi.org/10.3390/land9110403

Many Philippine species are at risk of extinction because of habitat loss and degradation driven by agricultural land use and land-use change. The Philippines is one of the world’s primary banana and pineapple producers. The input-intensive style of plantation agriculture for these typically exporte…

Newbold, T., Oppenheimer, P., Etard, A., & Williams, J. J. (2020). Tropical and Mediterranean biodiversity is disproportionately sensitive to land-use and climate change. Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-020-01303-0 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01303-0

Global biodiversity is undergoing rapid declines, driven in large part by changes to land use and climate. Global models help us to understand the consequences of environmental changes for biodiversity, but tend to neglect important geographical variation in the sensitivity of biodiversity to these …

Goldsmit, J., McKindsey, C. W., Schlegel, R. W., Stewart, D. B., Archambault, P., & Howland, K. L. (2020). What and where? Predicting invasion hotspots in the Arctic marine realm. Global Change Biology, 26(9), 4752–4771. doi:10.1111/gcb.15159 https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15159

The risk of aquatic invasions in the Arctic is expected to increase with climate warming, greater shipping activity, and resource exploitation in the region. Planktonic and benthic marine aquatic invasive species (AIS) with the greatest potential for invasion and impact in the Canadian Arctic were i…

Yusri, S., Siregar, V. P., & Suharsono. (2019). Distribution Modelling of Porites (Poritidae) in Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 363, 012025. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/363/1/012025 https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/363/1/012025

Porites (Poritidae) is one of the most temperature induced bleaching-resistant coral genera. Therefore, their presence is essential for coral reefs to survive when facing the threat of climate change. Species distribution modelling for Porites corals could provide predictive maps of species distribu…

Undap, N., Papu, A., Schillo, D., Ijong, F. G., Kaligis, F., Lepar, M., … Wägele, H. (2019). First Survey of Heterobranch Sea Slugs (Mollusca, Gastropoda) from the Island Sangihe, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Diversity, 11(9), 170. doi:10.3390/d11090170 https://doi.org/10.3390/d11090170

Indonesia is famous for its underwater biodiversity, which attracts many tourists, especially divers. This is also true for Sangihe Islands Regency, an area composed of several islands in the northern part of North Sulawesi. However, Sangihe Islands Regency is much less known than, e.g., Bunaken Nat…

Battini, N., Farías, N., Giachetti, C., Schwindt, E., & Bortolus, A. (2019). Staying ahead of invaders: using species distribution modeling to predict alien species’ potential niche shifts. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 612, 127–140. doi:10.3354/meps12878 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12878

Early detection and rapid response are essential to prevent invasive species from thriving in marine environments following their introduction. Species distribution models (SDMs) are widely used to predict the potential distribution of invasive species, providing excellent tools for the design of st…

Wan, J.-Z., Zhang, Z.-X., & Wang, C.-J. (2019). Effects of ecoregional vulnerability on habitat suitability of invasive alien plants: an assessment using 13 species on a global scale. Environmental Earth Sciences, 78(5). doi:10.1007/s12665-019-8186-3 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-019-8186-3

The development of new hypotheses can promote the explanation of mechanisms on plant invasion across different scales. We tested the hypothesis that ecoregional vulnerability can affect habitat suitability of invasive alien plants (IAPs) in non-native ranges. We used 13 IAPs, distributed around the …

Gams, W., Stielow, B., Gräfenhan, T., & Schroers, H.-J. (2019). The ascomycete genus Niesslia and associated monocillium-like anamorphs. Mycological Progress. doi:10.1007/s11557-018-1459-5 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-018-1459-5

The species of Niesslia including anamorphs formerly known as Monocillium form a distinct group in the Hypocreales and can be delimited by several unique morphological characters. Niesslia species inhabit decaying plant substrates, such as leaf litter or bark of diverse plants, especially coniferous…

Umstead, H., & Diggs., J. T. (2018). Shorter Note. American Fern Journal, 108(4), 176–179. doi:10.1640/0002-8444-108.4.176 https://doi.org/10.1640/0002-8444-108.4.176

An Ornamental Plant Found Spreading Aggressively: Potential Invasiveness of Dryopteris erythrosora (Dryopteridaceae) in North America.—Dryopteris erythrosora (D.C. Eaton) Kunze (Dryopteridaceae) is a fern native to Japan, Korea, and China (Hoshizaki and Wilson, American Fern Journal 89:1–98. 1999). …

Wan, J.-Z., & Wang, C.-J. (2018). Expansion risk of invasive plants in regions of high plant diversity: A global assessment using 36 species. Ecological Informatics, 46, 8–18. doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.04.004 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.04.004

Invasive plant species (IPS) have a high potential for expanding within biodiversity hotspots and threatening global plant diversity. Hence, it is urgent to assess the expansion risk of IPS in regions of high plant diversity and their potentially negative effects throughout the world. We used the wo…