Conservation and Phylogeography of Plants: From the Mediterranean to the Rest of the World
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Author/sBobo-Pinilla, Javier; Salmerón Sánchez, Esteban; Mendoza Fernández, Antonio Jesús; Mota Poveda, Juan Francisco; Peñas De Giles, Julio
During the last decades, phylogeography has transformed the ways to analyze and understand plant diversity and biogeography. The repeated and increasingly detailed articles made from DNA data with phylogeographical procedures and algorithms have revolutionized biodiversity research, particularly on biodiversity conservation. This paper presents a systematic literature review of the different ways in which phylogeography has been applied to plants in Mediterranean-type ecosystems (MTEs), especially to rare, threatened, and endemic plants. Studies ranged from basic research to how phylogeography is actually contributing to management conservation of Mediterranean plants. Finally, new and future phylogeography perspectives with integrative scientific arguments and conceptual bases applied to plant conservation biology are discussed.
ecological niche modelling
endemic plant species
rare and threatened plants