Data from: Partial genotyping at polymorphic markers can improve heritability estimates in sibling groupsJ. Gauzere, S. Oddou-Muratorio, L. Gay & E. K. Klein
Accurate estimates of heritability (h²) are necessary to assess adaptive responses of populations and evolution of fitness-related traits in changing environments. For plants, h² estimates generally rely on maternal progeny designs, assuming that offspring are either half-sibs or unrelated. However, plant mating systems often depart from half-sib assumptions, this can bias h² estimates. Here, we investigate how to accurately estimate h² in non-model species through the analysis of sibling designs with a moderate genotyping effort....
Data from: Temporal change and determinants of maternal reproductive success in an expanding oak forest standGabriel Gerzabek, Sylvie Oddou-Muratorio & Arndt Hampe
Global change is generating widespread local-scale expansions of tree populations. During demographic expansions, even small differences in individual reproductive success can generate large differences in the genetic composition of the resulting population. Colonizing tree populations almost invariably show highly skewed distributions of seed production, but the evolution of this reproductive skew during plant recruitment remains understudied. We examine how recruit mortality modifies initial patterns of acorn dispersal and maternal reproductive success in a recently established,...
Data from: Tropical rainforests that persisted: inferences from the Quaternary demographic history of eight tree species in the Guiana shieldStéphanie Barthe, Giorgio Binelli, Bruno Hérault, Caroline Scotti-Saintagne, Daniel Sabatier & Ivan Scotti
How Quaternary climatic and geological disturbances influenced the composition of Neotropical forests is hotly debated. Rainfall and temperature changes during and/or immediately after the last glacial maximum (LGM) are thought to have strongly affected the geographical distribution and local abundance of tree species. The paucity of the fossil records in Neotropical forests prevents a direct reconstruction of such processes. To describe community-level historical trends in forest composition, we turned therefore to inferential methods based on...
Data from: Towards a common methodology for developing logistic tree mortality models based on ring-width dataMaxime Cailleret, Christof Bigler, Harald Bugmann, J. Julio Camarero, Katarina Cufar, Hendrik Davi, Ilona Mészáros, Francesco Minunno, Mikko Peltoniemi, Elisabeth Robert, María-Laura Suarez, Roberto Tognetti & Jordi Martinez-Vilalta
Tree mortality is a key process shaping forest dynamics. Thus, there is a growing need for indicators of the likelihood of tree death. During the last decades, an increasing number of tree-ring based studies have aimed to derive growth–mortality functions, mostly using logistic models. The results of these studies, however, are difficult to compare and synthesize due to the diversity of approaches used for the sampling strategy (number and characteristics of alive and death observations),...
Data from: Development of genomic tools in a widespread tropical tree, Symphonia globulifera L.f.: a new low-coverage draft genome, SNP and SSR markersSanna Olsson, Pedro Seoane Zonjic, Rocío Bautista, M. Gonzalo Claros, Santiago C. González-Martínez, Ivan Scotti, Caroline Scotti-Saintagne, Olivier J. Hardy & Myriam Heuertz
Population genetic studies in tropical plants are often challenging because of limited information on taxonomy, phylogenetic relationships and distribution ranges, scarce genomic information and logistic challenges in sampling. We describe a strategy to develop robust and widely applicable genetic markers based on a modest development of genomic resources in the ancient tropical tree species Symphonia globulifera L.f. (Clusiaceae), a keystone species in African and Neotropical rainforests. We provide the first low-coverage (11X) fragmented draft genome...
Ecologie des Forêts Méditerranéennes5
University of Bordeaux2
Royal Museum for Central Africa1
Vrije Universiteit Brussel1
Université Libre de Bruxelles1
French National Institute for Agricultural Research1
University of Barcelona1
Natural Resources Institute Finland1
Genetic Improvement and Adaptation of Mediterranean and Tropical Plants1
University of Debrecen1