Data from: Postglacial recolonization history of the European crabapple (Malus sylvestris Mill.), a wild contributor to the domesticated appleAmandine Cornille, Tatiana Giraud, Céline Bellard, Aurélien Tellier, Bruno Le Cam, Marinus J. Smulders, Jörg Kleinschmit, Isabel Roldán-Ruiz & Pierre Gladieux
Understanding the way in which the climatic oscillations of the Quaternary Period have shaped the distribution and genetic structure of extant tree species provides insight into the processes driving species diversification, distribution and survival. Deciphering the genetic consequences of past climatic change is also critical for the conservation and sustainable management of forest and tree genetic resources, a timely endeavour as the Earth heads into a period of fast climate change. We used a combination...
Data from: N balance and cycling of Inner Mongolia typical steppe - a comprehensive case study of grazing effectsMarcus Giese, Holger Brueck, Yingzhi Gao, Shan Lin, Markus Steffens, Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Thomas Glindemann, Andreas Susenbeth, Friedhelm Taube, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Xunhua Zheng, Carsten Hoffmann, Yongfei Bai & Xingguo Han
Increasing grazing pressure and climate change affect nitrogen (N) dynamics of grassland ecosystems in the Eurasian Steppe belt with unclear consequences for future delivery of essential services such as forage production, C sequestration, and diversity conservation. The identification of key processes responsive to grazing is crucial to optimize grassland management. In this comprehensive case study of a Chinese typical steppe, we present an in-depth analysis of grazing effects on N dynamics including the balance of...
Data from: Can Daphnia lumholtzi invade European lakes?Meike Wittmann, Wilfried Gabriel, Eva-Maria Harz, Christian Laforsch & Jonathan Jeschke
The cladoceran Daphnia lumholtzi is a subtropical and tropical zooplankter, and an invasive species in North America. Thus far, D. lumholtzi has not been detected in Europe. Here we investigated whether a hypothetical introduction to Europe could result in a successful invasion, either now or in the near future when facilitated by climate change. In laboratory experiments, we tested whether different clones of D. lumholtzi can invade a resident community consisting of native Daphnia from...
Data from: Directed dispersal by rotational shepherding supports landscape genetic connectivity in a calcareous grassland plantYessica Rico, Rolf Holderegger, Hans Juergen Boehmer & Helene H. Wagner
Directed dispersal by animal vectors has been found to have large effects on the structure and dynamics of plant populations adapted to frugivory. Yet, empirical data are lacking on the potential of directed dispersal by rotational grazing of domestic animals to mediate gene flow across the landscape. Here, we investigated the potential effect of large-flock shepherding on landscape-scale genetic structure in the calcareous grassland plant Dianthus carthusianorum, whose seeds lack morphological adaptations to dispersal to...
Technical University Munich4
University of Hohenheim1
University of California System1
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research1
University of Bayreuth1
Osaka Prefecture University1
French National Centre for Scientific Research1
Research Institute of Horticulture and Seeds1
Chinese Academy of Sciences1
University of Toronto1