Ellestad, Paige ; Forest, Félix ; Serpe, Marcelo ; Novak, Stephen J. ; Buerki, Sven
Research reportEcosystems are critically important components of Earth’s biological diversity and as the natural capital that sustains human life and well-being. Yet all of the world’s ecosystems show hallmarks of human influence, and many are under acute risks of collapse, with consequences for habitats of species, genetic diversity, ecosystem services, sustainable...
Keith, David A. ; Ferrer-Paris, Jose R. ; Nicholson, Emily ; Kingsford, Richard T.
Phylogenomic Study of Monechma Reveals Two Divergent Plant Lineages of Ecological Importance in the African Savanna and Succulent Biomes.Monechma Hochst. s.l. (Acanthaceae) is a diverse and ecologically important plant group in sub-Saharan Africa, well represented in the fire-prone savanna biome and with a striking radiation into the non-fire-prone succulent biome in the Namib Desert. We used RADseq to reconstruct evolutionary relationships within Monechma s.l. and found it to...
Darbyshire, Iain ; Kiel, Carrie A. ; Astroth, Corine M. ; Dexter, Kyle G. ; Chase, Frances M. …