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The subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) comprises ten tribes, of which only Stachydeae and Synandreae include New World members. Previous studies have investigated the phylogenetic relationships among the members of Synandreae based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1725v1
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Twenty-five samples of Bulimulus species are studied, partly from localities within their known distribution range, partly based on interceptions where the material originates from localities where the species seem to be recently introduced and non-native. Molecular...

["Biogeography","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1716v1
65 downloads
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The Tennessee River Basin is considered one of the most important regions for freshwater biodiversity anywhere on the globe. The Tennessee River Basin currently includes populations of at least half of the described contemporary diversity of extant North American...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1648
39 downloads
100 views

Cluster analysis is one of the most commonly used methods in palaeoecological studies, particularly in studies investigating biogeographic patterns. Although a number of different clustering methods are widely used, the approach and underlying assumptions of many...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1693v1
49 downloads
217 views

The rapidly changing climate makes humans realize that there is a critical need to incorporate climate change adaptation into conservation planning. Whether the wintering habitats of Great Bustards (Otis tarda dybowskii), a globally endangered migratory subspecies...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1630
82 downloads
274 views

Here we provide evidence to support an extension of the recognized distributional range of the Mountain Elaenia (Elaenia frantzii) to include southern Mexico. We collected two specimens in breeding condition in northwestern Sierra Norte de Chiapas, Mexico. Morphologic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1598
46 downloads
186 views

Due to both deliberate and accidental introductions, invasive African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis) populations have become established worldwide. In this study, we investigate the geographic origins of invasive X. laevis populations in France and Portugal using...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1659
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Invasive plants colonize new environments, become pests and cause biodiversity loss, economic loss and health damage. Senecio vulgaris (Common groundsel, Asteraceae), a cosmopolitan weed wildly distributes in the temperate area, is reported with large populations...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1691v1
56 downloads
291 views

The present study aimed to investigate phylogeographical patterns present within A. halleri in Central Europe. 1,281 accessions sampled from 52 populations within the investigated area were used in the study of genetic variation based on chloroplast DNA. Over 500...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1645
96 downloads
228 views

The molecular phylogeny of the Atlanto-Mediterranean species of the genus Felimare, particularly those attributed to the species F. picta, was inferred using two mitochondrial markers (16S and COI). A recent revision of the Chromodorididae clarified the taxonomic...

["Aquaculture, fisheries and fish science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary studies","Marine biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1561
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257 views

Chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) are probably the most effective and abundant parasitoids of the horse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella), an alien pest in Europe that lacks specialized enemies. We studied how the species richness and abundance...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1592
57 downloads
287 views

Astragalus edulis (Fabaceae) is an endangered annual species from the western Mediterranean region that colonized the SE Iberian Peninsula, NE and SW Morocco, and the easternmost Macaronesian islands (Lanzarote and Fuerteventura). Although in Spain some conservation...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation biology","Genetics","Plant science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1474
56 downloads
356 views

Understanding if the members of an ecological community have co-diversified is a central concern of evolutionary biology, as co-diversification suggests prolonged association and possible coevolution. By sampling associated species from an ecosystem, researchers...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1576
181 downloads
652 views

The influence of geologic and Pleistocene glacial cycles might result in morphological and genetic complex scenarios in the biota of the Mesoamerican region. We tested whether berylline, blue-tailed and steely-blue hummingbirds, Amazilia beryllina, Amazilia cyanura...

["Biogeography","Conservation biology","Evolutionary studies","Genetics","Molecular biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1556
52 downloads
220 views

Biological invasion is one of the most threatening factors for biodiversity conservation. Lacking information on alien species in certain regions of the world hampers a balanced understanding of invasion processes and efficient data exchange among stakeholders....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1545

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