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The IPBES Conceptual Framework - connecting nature and people
The first public product of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is its Conceptual Framework. This conceptual and analytical tool, presented here in detail,Expand
A new subfamily classification of the leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny
The classification of the legume family proposed here addresses the long-known non-monophyly of the traditionally recognised subfamily Caesalpinioideae, by recognising six robustly supported monophyletic subfamilies and reflects the phylogenetic structure that is consistently resolved. Expand
Biodiversity, climate change, and ecosystem services
The capacity of ecosystems to deliver essential services to society is already under stress. The additional stresses imposed by climate change in the coming years will require extraordinaryExpand
Evosystem services: an evolutionary perspective on the links between biodiversity and human well-being
It is argued that the concept of evosystem services could be useful as a complement to the traditional concept of ecosystem services, to reflect a fuller range of the services supported by biodiversity, and thereby provide a sounder basis for conservation planning and decision-making. Expand
Trends in site-number change of rDNA loci during polyploid evolution in Sanguisorba (Rosaceae)
5S and 18S-5.8S-26S rDNA sites were determined for ten species of Sanguisorba and a single species of each of three outgroup genera to elucidate the evolutionary dynamics of rDNA site number in polyploid plants and reconstructed the evolutionary history of r DNA site number based on the maximum parsimony method. Expand
Why does the flower of Lonicera japonica open at dusk
We investigated contributions of diurnal pollinators and a nocturnal pollinator to pollen transfer in Lonicera japonica (Caprifoliaceae), whose flowers have traits typical of the hawkmoth-pollinationExpand
Effects of time-dependent competition for oviposition sites on clutch sizes and offspring sex ratios in a fig wasp
The clutch size and sex ratio of individual females of the pollinator pollinator need to be determined, and observed sex ratios appear more female-biased than predicted. Expand
Understanding and monitoring the consequences of human impacts on intraspecific variation
It is argued for the need for local, regional, and global programs to monitor intraspecific genetic variation and it is suggested that such monitoring should include two main strategies: intensive monitoring of multiple types of genetic variation in selected species and broad‐brush modeling for representative species for predicting changes in variation as a function of changes in population size and range extent. Expand
Visit larger displays but probe proportionally fewer flowers: counterintuitive behaviour of nectar-collecting bumble bees achieves an ideal free distribution
As predicted, the visitation rate of bees per plant showed a decelerated increase with floral display size, and this increase was greater at higher plant density, and nectar rewards per head were equalized among displays (an ideal free distribution was achieved). Expand
Building a global observing system for biodiversity
The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) links together existing networks, each covering particular aspects of biodiversity or parts of the world, and takes steps to help fill important gaps in the system. Expand