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    Endemism Hotspots as Climate Change Refugia: A Special Issue of Annals of Botany

    Centers of endemism have long been of interest to biogeographers, evolutionary biologists, and ecologists, and more recently to conservation biologists, who often recognize them as biodiversity hotspots and priorities for protection. The evolutionary and ecological processes responsible for producing concentrations of narrow-range species are complex and may include many interacting aspects of climatic, geologic, and […] More

  • Musa-Meloidogyne interaction

    Plant immunity: A Special Issue of Annals of Botany

    Plants are constantly exposed to a range of pathogens and pests, with the emergence of new virulent pathogen races responsible for considerable global crop losses every year. Progress in research in recent decades has increased our understanding of the plant innate immune system at the molecular level, fundamental for the continued development of novel approaches […] More

  • The ecology of plant populations: their dynamics, interactions and evolution

    The ecology of plant populations: their dynamics, interactions and evolution

    What regulates the size and distribution of plant populations? What determines whether a population of plants will increase in size or decline? What allows some species to become aggressive invaders of exotic habitats, and what prevents this from occurring? When do individuals from different species exclude each other from a community by competition, and when […] More

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    New Special Issue: Plant Mating Systems

    We have a new special issue out on Plant Mating Systems, with a couple of free access posts. Gynodioecy to dioecy: are we there yet? by Rachel B. Spigler and Tia-Lynn Ashman is a review of the evolution of sexes and sexual strategies in plants. The natural history of pollination and mating in bird-pollinated Babiana […] More