Shweta Basnett

Shweta Basnett
University of Maryland, College Park | UMD, UMCP, University of Maryland College Park · Department of Entomology

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Understanding the influence of evolutionary history on species-specific phenological events of high-altitude plants and their sensitivity to the abiotic factors has gained importance mainly in the context of climate change. However, the majority of phenology studies across altitudinal gradient are carried out on flowering, whereas other reproductiv...
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Plants growing along steep elevational gradients experience variations in abiotic conditions. The elevational gradient also affects the diversity and abundance of pollinators associated with these plants. As a result, plants may have locally adapted floral traits. However, detailed assessments of multiple floral traits along elevational gradients a...
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The Indian Himalaya is characterized by high plant diversity and endemism levels. Here, the genus Rhododendron is one of the largest flowering plant genera. The flowering of rhododendrons across elevations in the Himalaya supports insects, birds, and animal movements seasonally. Their diverse life forms and habits also form an important structural...
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Elevation gradients of mountains serve as ideal settings to test the impact of pollinators on plant community assemblages. A shift from bird to insect-mediated pollination is expected with an increase in elevation, and such biotic shifts become more prominent in transition zones or ecotones. This shift in pollinator communities may influence plant...
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Elevation gradients provide an ideal setting to infer species' functional trait responses to predicted future climate change. In plants, leaf functional traits help assess their capacity to cope with varying resources. Variation in abiotic conditions over short vertical distances can influence plant phenology, particularly leafing and flowering dur...
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Elevation gradients provide an ideal setting to infer species' functional trait responses to predicted future climate change. In plants, leaf functional traits help assess their capacity to cope with varying resources. Variation in abiotic conditions over short vertical distances can influence plant phenology, particularly leafing and flowering dur...
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Mountain top plant species are vulnerable to rapid climate change and climate is considered to be a primary determinant in the distribution of plant species. Our study aimed to estimate the future and present distribution of two high altitude Rhododendron species. We projected them to current and future climate conditions for the year 2050 under th...
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Scientists distinguish species of needle fish from one another based on small morphological differences. The shape of the beak, markings on the body, length and shape of the caudal fin as well as colouration, pigmentation, length of pectoral fins, number of rays in the fin and so on are examples of such morphological features. Vernacular names of m...

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