Publishing trends for the Cycadales, the most threatened plant group

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April N. Cascasan
Thomas E. Marler


Trends in published cycad research within various fields of study were determined using proceedings from international conferences on cycad biology and Google Scholar to access the primary literature.  Both search methods indicated that phylogeny, systematics and ecology are strongly represented in recent cycad literature, while there is a need for more research in horticulture and pathology, reviews and clarification of correspondence between current and discontinued species designations. 


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April N. Cascasan, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, University of Guam Mangilao, Guam 96923 USA Current address: Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 3190 Maile Way, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 USA

April Cascasan is a graduate student with a specialization in ecology, evolution, conservation biology at the Department of Botany, University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is studying evolutionary relationships of endemic Hawaiian Myoporum.


Thomas E. Marler, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, University of Guam Mangilao, Guam 96923 USA

Thomas Marler is a professor with the University of Guam. He is a terrestrial ecologist engaged in research and conservation of plants of importance in western Pacific island nations. 



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