28 (1): Past Plant Diversity and Conservation

Eds: Cheddadi R, Báez S, Normand S, Payne D, Taberlet P & Eggleston S

Past Global Changes Magazine, vol. 28(1), 1-32, 2020


Number of pages: 32

Conservation policies for preserving biodiversity under ongoing climate change require historical data and hindcasting models to better understand modern processes and more accurately predict potential future changes. This PAGES magazine issue is multidisciplinary and aims to highlight possible contributions of paleodata to conservation initiatives, as these data contain a wealth of information about past climate changes in terms of trends, abruptness, and velocity, and on plants' diversity down to their infraspecific level.

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> Editorial: Past plant diversity changes and future conservation issues [p.3]
Rachid Cheddadi, S. Báez, S. Normand, D. Payne and P. Taberlet

Science Highlights

> Past and future contexts for climate and water-cycle variability, and consequences for the biosphere [p.4-5]
Pascale Braconnot and Françoise Vimeux

> How the Asian subtropical area became evergreen since the Last Glacial Maximum [p.6-7]
Zhuo Zheng, K. Huang, Q. Wan and R. Cheddadi

> Past climate changes and the role of refugia in the temperate Northern Hemisphere [p.8-9]
Rachid Cheddadi and Keith D. Bennett

> Next generation sequencing, phylogeography, and paleoecology [p.10-11]
Gentile F. Ficetola and Pierre Taberlet

> Survival and spread of arctic plants in response to climate change: DNA-based evidence [p.12-13]
Inger G. Alsos, M.E. Edwards and C.L. Clarke

> Ancient DNA from lakes: Insights into plant response to past climate changes [p.14-15]
Laura Parducci

> Modeling past plant species' distributions in mountainous areas: A way to improve our knowledge of future climate change impacts? [p.16-17]
Louis François and Alain Hambuckers

> Past changes in species diversity: A view from the mountains [p.18-19]
Davnah Payne, C. Hoorn, C. Randin and S.G.A. Flantua

> Using paleoecology to inform restoration and conservation of endangered heathlands [p.20-21]
Cherié J. Dirk and Lindsey Gillson

> Mountain science poised to help ecotourism in Peruvian cloud forests [p.22-23]
Fausto O. Sarmiento, M.B. Bush, W. Church, P. VanValkenburgh, M. Oliva, E. Delgado, S. Fernandez and N. Rojas

> Columbus' footprint: Land-use change before and after European incursion in Hispaniola [p.24-25]
Alvaro Castilla-Beltrán, H. Hooghiemstra, M.L.P. Hoogland, J. Pagán-Jiménez, B. van Geel, M.H. Field, M. Prins, T. Donders, E. Herrera Malatesta, J. Ulloa Hung, C.H. McMichael, W.D. Gosling and C.L. Hofman

Workshop Reports

> Relaunching the African Pollen Database: Abrupt change in climate and ecosystems [p.26]
> Exploiting the SISALv2 database for evaluating climate processes [p.27]
> Is the El Niño-Southern Oscillation changing? Lessons from the past [p.28]
> Tropical ocean hydroclimate and temperature from coral archives [p.29]
> Integrating documentary evidence into climate reconstruction and impact studies [p.30]
> Floods in a warmer world: Insights from paleohydrology [p.31]

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