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Systematics of Fagaceae: Phylogenetic Tests of Reproductive Trait Evolution
Combined analysis provided some evidence for a relationship of Quercus to Lithocarpus and Chrysolepis, taxa with dichasially arranged pistillate flowers, where each flower is surrounded by cupular tissue, which indicates that a more broadly defined flower cupule may have a single origin. Expand
Using species distribution modeling to improve conservation and land use planning of Yunnan, China
Part of the Himalayan biodiversity hotspot, Yunnan province in China is a highly diverse terrestrial region, particularly in the wide range of natural forest types. These forests are underExpand
Quantitative reconstruction of the Late Miocene monsoon climates of southwest China: A case study of the Lincang flora from Yunnan Province
The Miocene Lincang leaf assemblage is used in this paper as proxy data to reconstruct the palaeoclimate of southwestern Yunnan (SW China) and the evolution of monsoon intensity. Three quantitativeExpand
Large-scale phylogenetic analyses reveal fagalean diversification promoted by the interplay of diaspores and environments in the Paleogene
The evolutionary reconstructions indicate that winged diaspore is synapomorphic, and animal dispersal system is symplesiomorphic in Fagales, and the results suggest that fagalean families are all monophyletic and 29 of the 32 genera are monophylets. Expand
Quantitative climate reconstructions of the late Miocene Xiaolongtan megaflora from Yunnan, southwest China
The late Miocene Xiaolongtan megaflora from Kaiyuan in southeast Yunnan (23 degrees 48'45 '' N, 103 degrees 11'52 '' E, 1050 m a.s.l.) was chosen for palaeoclimatic reconstruction using threeExpand
Integrating fossils in a molecular‐based phylogeny and testing them as calibration points for divergence time estimates in Menispermaceae
The use of Prototinomiscium as a dating constraint for Menispermaceae appears to be a conservative approach and can also account for rate heterogeneity among lineages. Expand
Abstract Leaf margin analysis (LMA) is a widely used method that applies present-day linear correlation between the proportion of woody dicotyledonous species with untoothed leaves (P) and meanExpand
Major declines of woody plant species ranges under climate change in Yunnan, China
Aim A wide range of forests distributed across steep environmental gradients are found in Yunnan, southwest China. Climate change could profoundly change these forests by affecting species ranges. WeExpand
Mapping non-wood forest product (matsutake mushrooms) using logistic regression and a GIS expert system
Matsutake (Tricholoma spp.) are a group of commercially important mushrooms that are increasingly threatened by over-collection. Ecologically sustainable management of matsutake has been hindered byExpand
The Fossil History of Quercus
The evolution of plant ecosystems during the Cenophytic was complex and influenced by both abiotic and biotic factors. Among abiotic forces were tectonics, the distribution of continents and seas,Expand