New article out : Why are woody plants fleshy‐fruited at low elevations? Evidence from a high‐elevation oceanic island

New article published in Journal of Vegetation Science, that makes the cover of the journal's current issue ! See the abstract below and article on JVS's blog

Abstract

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The composition of fruit types, fleshy vs dry fruits, greatly influences the functioning of plant communities. Literature documenting spatial patterns of fruit types at fine scale is abundant. However, studies at larger geographical scale remain scarce, especially on high‐elevation oceanic islands that provide a great environmental heterogeneity. Here, we investigated how abiotic factors explained the proportion of fleshy‐fruited species (pFF) on Réunion. We asked (a) which abiotic factors were most related to pFF, (b) if fleshy‐fruited canopy species were more sensitive than fleshy‐fruited shrubs to harsh climatic conditions and (c) what are the relationships between pFF, endemism and phylogenetic relatedness.

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L'UMR PVBMT recrute des entomologistes

Dans le cadre du projet FEDER DIVINES (Suivi de la biodiversité et Innovation pour l’acquisition des connaissances des EcoSystèmes naturels du bien classé patrimoine mondial à La Réunion), notre équipe recrute pour  24 mois deux entomologistes:

Un assistant ingénieur et un ingénieur de recherches à temps partiel 70%.

Veuillez contacter dominique.strasberg@univ-reunion.fr pour plus d'informations.

Date limite de candidature: 11 avril 2017

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IGR entomo

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