Plant Diversity

A section of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

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The Plant Diversity section deals with all topics concerning plant diversity, from the evaluation of plant diversity (at the three levels: morphological, biochemical, and molecular) to its conservation (in situ and/or ex situ); aspects of population genetics and genotype by environmental interaction from evolution to phylogeny, adaptation, from the species up to community interactions with ecosystems, not excluding plant breeding aspects related to plant diversity. Experimental and field case studies are favored, but also theoretical studies will be considered if dealing with original approaches to evaluate plant diversity. Original review articles will be also considered if reporting an updated overview of the current state of understanding in plant diversity and its evaluation or on methodologies used in the frame of plant diversity topics.

Plant Diversity and Diversity Preservation:

Systematics, taxonomy, and phylogeny
Genetic diversity and conservation
Fragmentation effects
Conservation management
Population genetics and ecology
Global and local change effects on plant biodiversity
Diversity of functions
Invasive organisms
Evolution and ecology
Community and ecosystem ecology
Functional morphology and redundancy
Tolerance/resistance to biotic and abiotic factors
Restoration ecology
Diversity, evolution, and ecology of secondary metabolites

General Aspects of Plant Diversity Assessment:

Phylogenetic analyses
Statistical methods
Mathematical models
Theoretical methods
Computational methods
Diversity index
Next-generation sequencing, DNA barcoding, and omics
Spatial modeling
Freshwater plant diversity
Environmental DNA
Ecosystem functioning and food webs


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