4 Works

Data from: Parallel evolution of behaviour during independent host-shifts following maize introduction into Asia and Europe

Vincent Calcagno, Clémentine Mitoyen, Philippe Audiot, Sergine Ponsard, Giu-Zhen Gao, Zhao-Zhi Lu, Zhen-Ying Wang, Kang-Lai He, Denis Bourguet & Gui-Zhen Gao
Maize was introduced into opposite sides of Eurasia 500 years ago, in Western Europe and in Asia. This caused two host-shifts in the phytophagous genus Ostrinia, O. nubilalis (the European corn borer; ECB) and O. furnacalis (the Asian corn borer; ACB) are now major pests of maize worldwide. They originated independently from Dicot-feeding ancestors, similar to O. scapulalis (the Adzuki bean borer; ABB). Unlike other host-plants, maize is yearly harvested, and harvesting practices impose severe...

Energy-water and seasonal variations in climate underlie the spatial distribution patterns of gymnosperms species richness in China

Bikram Pandey, Janak Khatiwada, Lin Zhang, Kaiwen Pan, Mohammed Dakhil, Qinli Xiong, Ram Yadav, Mohan Siwakoti, Akash Tariq, Olusanya Olatunji, Meta Justine, Xiaogang Wu, Xiaoming Sun, Ziyan Liao & Zebene Negesse
Studying the pattern of species richness is crucial in understanding the diversity and distribution of organisms in the earth. Climate and human influences are the major driving factors that directly influence the large-scale distributions of plant species, including gymnosperms. Understanding how gymnosperms respond to climate, topography, and human-induced changes is useful in predicting the impacts of global change. Here, we attempt to evaluate how climatic and human-induced processes could affect the spatial richness patterns of...

Data from: Specific leaf area predicts dryland litter decomposition via two mechanisms

Guofang Liu, Lei Wang, Li Jiang, Xu Pan, Zhenying Huang, Ming Dong & Johannes H. C. Cornelissen
1. Litter decomposition plays important roles in carbon and nutrient cycling. In dryland both microbial decomposition and abiotic degradation (by UV light or other forces) drive variation in decomposition rates, but whether and how litter traits and position determine the balance between these processes is poorly understood. 2. We investigated relationships between litter quality and their decomposition rates among diverse plant species in a desert ecosystem in vertically contrasting positions representing distinct decomposition environments driven...

Data from: Geographical isolation and environmental heterogeneity contribute to the spatial genetic patterns of Quercus kerrii (Fagaceae)

Xiao-Long Jiang, Miao An, Si-Si Zheng, Min Deng & Zhi-Hao Su
Southwest China is one of the major global biodiversity hotspots. The Tanaka line, extending within southwestern China from its northwest to its southeast, is an important biogeographical boundary between the Sino-Japanese and Sino-Himalayan floristic regions. Understanding the evolutionary history of the regional keystone species would assist with both reconstructing historical vegetation dynamics and ongoing biodiversity management. In this research, we combined phylogeographic methodologies and species distribution models (SDMs) to investigate the spatial genetic patterns and...

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  • Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • Institute of Plant Protection
  • Hangzhou Normal University
  • Université Côte d'Azur
  • Fujian Normal University
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Tribhuvan University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Chinese Academy of Forestry