Spatially explicit models to analyze forest loss and fragmentation between 1976 and 2020 in southern Chile

Identification of the geophysical variables (“pattern drivers”) that explain the spatial patterns of forest loss and fragmentation between 1976 and 1999 using both a GIS-based land-use change model (GEOMOD) and spatially explicit logistic regression. Includes projections where and how much forest fragmentation will occur in the future by extrapolation of the current rate of deforestation to 2010 and 2020.

Echeverria, C.; Coomes, D.A.; Hall, M.; Newton, A.C.
2008
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NEOENDEMISM IN MADAGASCAN SCALY TREE FERNS RESULTS FROM RECENT, COINCIDENT DIVERSIFICATION BURSTS

The evolution of Madagascan tree ferns as a rainforest-specific model family, integrating results from bioclimatic niche analysis with a dated phylogenetic framework, and proposal of an evolutionary scenario of large island endemic clades. Showing that Madagascar’s extant tree fern diversity springs from three distinct ancestors independently colonising Madagascar during the Miocene.

Janssen, J.; Bystriakova, N.; Rakotondrainibe, F.; Coomes, D.; Labat, J.; Schneider H.
2008
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Scaling of xylem vessels and veins within oak leaves

An examination of the scaling of the leaf xylem in ten temperate oak species to test general models of plant vascular architecture, based on scaling of pipe diameters in order to minimize hydraulic resistance within the xylem, which have neglected to consider the variations in leaf hydraulic properties.

Coomes, D.A.; Heathcote, S.; Godfrey, E.R.; Shepherd, J.J.; Sack, L.
2008
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