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Abrupt tropical climate change: past and present.
Three lines of evidence for abrupt tropical climate change, both past and present, are presented. First, annually and decadally averaged delta(18)O and net mass-balance histories for the last 400 andExpand
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An ordinal classification for the families of flowering plants
Recent cladistic analyses are revealing the phylogeny of flowering plants in increasing detail, and there is support for the monophyly of many major groups above the family level. With many elementsExpand
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Phylogenetic Studies in Alismatidae, II: Evolution of Marine Angiosperms (Seagrasses) and Hydrophily
Aquatic species represent fewer than two percent of all flowering plants, and only 18 aquatic genera have acquired true hydrophily (water-pollination) which is associated with an unusually highExpand
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Evidence of hybridity in invasive watermilfoil (Myriophyllum) populations
  • M. Moody, D. Les
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 29 October 2002
Invasions of nonindigenous species have caused ecological devastation to natural communities worldwide, yet the biological bases for invasiveness remain poorly understood. Our studies of invasiveExpand
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Aquatic and wetland plants of India
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Phylogeny and Systematics of Lemnaceae, the Duckweed Family
Abstract The minute, reduced plants of family Lemnaceae have presented a formidable challenge to systematic investigations. The simplified morphology of duckweeds has made it particularly difficultExpand
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Phylogeny, Classification and Floral Evolution of Water Lilies (Nymphaeaceae; Nymphaeales): A Synthesis of Non-molecular, rbcL, matK, and 18S rDNA Data
The water lilies (Nymphaeaceae) have been investigated systematically for decades because they are believed to represent an early group of angiosperms with relatively unspecialized floralExpand
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The Central Role of Dispersal in the Maintenance and Persistence of Seagrass Populations
Global seagrass losses parallel significant declines observed in corals and mangroves over the past 50 years. These combined declines have resulted in accelerated global losses to ecosystem servicesExpand
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Aquatic and wetland plants of northeastern North America
  • D. Les
  • Geography, Biology
  • 31 January 2001
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Biogeography of Discontinuously Distributed Hydrophytes: A Molecular Appraisal of Intercontinental Disjunctions
The extraordinarily wide distributional ranges of aquatic flowering plants have long stimulated phytogeographical discussion. Although aquatic plants occur rarely among the angiosperms, theyExpand
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