TRY – a global database of plant traits
The improved availability of plant trait data in the unified global database is expected to support a paradigm shift from species to trait-based ecology, offer new opportunities for synthetic plant trait research and enable a more realistic and empirically grounded representation of terrestrial vegetation in Earth system models.
Effects of forest decline on uptake and leaching of deposited nitrate determined from 15N and 18O measurements
ATTEMPTS to understand how atmospheric nitrogen deposition affects forest ecosystems1'2 have been hampered by the lack of a direct method to trace the fate of the deposited nitrogen. Nitrate…
Contrasting changes in taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity during a long‐term succession: insights into assembly processes
Functionally deterministic assembly suggests that it may be possible to predict future post-disturbance changes in biodiversity, and associated ecosystem attributes, on the basis of species’ functional traits but not phylogeny.
Scoring and analysis of methylation‐sensitive amplification polymorphisms for epigenetic population studies
A new scoring approach is advocated that separately takes into account different methylation types and thus seems appropriate for drawing more detailed conclusions in ecological or evolutionary contexts.
Daphne: a dated phylogeny of a large European flora for phylogenetically informed ecological analyses
This data set represents a comprehensive, dated phylogeny of a large European flora comprising the vascular plants of the British Isles, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland, totaling 4685 species, and provides a reference data set for comparative analyses of trait correlations, trait evolution, trait based ecological processes, community assembly, or other phylogenetically informed analyses across a la...
Molecular evidence for multiple introductions of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata, Brassicaceae) to North America
The high allelic diversity in the introduced range strongly suggests multiple introductions of Alliaria petiolata to North America, and the British Isles, northern Europe, and central Europe had significantly higher proportions of alleles, which are common to the introducedrange, and are therefore the most probable source regions.
Which species become aliens
The traits of aliens indicate that they are in frequent contact with humans as their dispersal vector and are pre-adapted to the abiotic conditions in Argentina, and they are versatile and can colonize disturbed sites.
TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access
The extent of the trait data compiled in TRY is evaluated and emerging patterns of data coverage and representativeness are analyzed to conclude that reducing data gaps and biases in the TRY database remains a key challenge and requires a coordinated approach to data mobilization and trait measurements.
Indicators for biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: a pan‐European study
Summary 1. In many European agricultural landscapes, species richness is declining considerably. Studies performed at a very large spatial scale are helpful in understanding the reasons for this…
Phylogeography of a widespread Asian subtropical tree: genetic east–west differentiation and climate envelope modelling suggest multiple glacial refugia
- M. Shi, S. Michalski, E. Welk, Xiaoyong Chen, W. Durka
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 September 2014
This work aims to elucidate the phylogeographical structure and putative refugia of Castanopsis eyrei, a widely distributed tree of subtropical evergreen broad‐leaved forests of China.