International Legume Conference « Legume Systematics for Next Generation » Wrap-Up Session
International Legume Conference «  Legume Systematics for Next Generation  » Wrap-Up Session Sendai, Japan 28 August – 2 September 2018
Important Achievements at ILC7
Important Achievements at ILC7 Generic delimitations are being clarified New species are being collected Incredible sampling of legumes across the world tropics (plot data, etc.) Integration of phylogenies with ecological, geographic & morphological data In the p hylogenomics and g enomics symposia we saw an unprecedented accumulation of molecular sequence data for adressing phylogenetic, evolutionary and ecological questions from the family to the population level Strong engagement and vibrant international collaboration
Australian Systematic Botany
Australian Systematic Botany An international journal devoted to the systematics, taxonomy, and related aspects of biogeography and evolution of all algae, fungi and plants, including fossils. 6 issues/year | Print + Online | Impact Factor: 1.6 | #AusSysBot | View Citations, Altmetrics and Dimensions Next Advances in Legume Systematics
Papers due: 15 December 2018
Papers due: 15 December 2018 Editors: Tadashi Kajita, Colin Hughes, Ashley Egan & Daniel Murphy Questions: and Advances in Legume Systematics 13
Opportunities and Responsabilities
Opportunities and Responsabilities Responsibilities to deliver top-notch scientific data, knowledge and information to the wider world beyond (legume) systematics Opportunities to raise funds for research We could seek support for larger international collaborative funding initiatives There is tremendous scope to obtain support for legume-community initiatives to address the challenges and tasks that come with working on a large, prominent, and centrally important plant family
Challenges & Tasks for the Legume Systematics Community
Challenges & Tasks for the Legume Systematics Community A complete generic-level phylogeny as the basis for a new tribal and/or phylogenetic classification Maintaining and updating Legumes of the World A complete species-level phylogeny – a much more challenging but ultimately very exciting possibility for understanding the evolution of legume diversity An updated and dynamic species checklist A trait database – morphology & functional traits A geographical distribution database (specimen occurrence data) The integration of these into an information system for the future – nomenclature, geography, images, DNA data, traits… Close involvement in forthcoming legume genome sequencing initiatives
Supporting the next generation of legume systematics community
Supporting the next generation of legume systematics community Fostering the next generation of legume systematists The legume community has been highly collaborative, coherent and very active over the last 40 years since the first ILC in 1978, as evidenced by the series of 7 successful ILCs, ILDIS, the Advances in Legume Systematics series That activity can be maintained by making sure some of the talented young people who have presented their work at this conference obtain stable positions in key institutions We must continue to share data, samples, methods, etc. We must continue to collaborate internationally
Towards a Legume Systematics Portal
Towards a Legume Systematics Portal Workshop on Big Biodiversity Data organised by Yasuhiro Kubota (University of the Ryukyus) & Félix Forest (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)
Scientific Name geographic distribution scientific literature classifications/phylogenies data sets genomes videos images specimens observations floras taxonomy experts/scientists identification guides associated taxa The scientific name is central to a portal. Numerous data sets can be attached to the name. Some data sets are easily accessible, others will require more work.
What do we want in this portal?
What do we want in this portal? An up-to-date taxonomy and species list is central to a taxonomic portal Dynamic (can be changed easily) Can be easily contributed to Can be developed based on existing lists ILDIS Tropicos Scientific Literature PlantList / Plants of the World Online (POWO) – the list is 95% complete for legume species Species o ccurrence data – curated and shared, using DarwinCore fields Ecological and environmental map layers M orphological and trait data – initiatives discussed and underway by Leo Borges Phylogenies – initiative proposed by Joe Miller Images …. What else?
Outcome of workshop
Outcome of workshop Provisional Working Group: Yasuhiro Kubota , Stephen Boatwright, Leonardo Borges, Bente Klitgaard, Daniel Murphy, Jer-Ming Hu, Anne Bruneau, Patrick Herendeen, Ashley Egan, Rong Zhang A possible opinion paper for ALS 13 on how to develop a platform – LPWG style paper on interest and importance of a legume systematics portal Should we focus on particular clades to initiate the portal? Working Group Meeting? Others interested? Please contact:
What should be the next LPWG goals?
What should be the next LPWG goals? A robust generic backbone phylogeny Tribal classifications for major clades (Caesalpinioideae, Papilionoideae???) Better sampled species level phylogenies Ultimate goal is a complete species level phylogeny The LPWG has been successful in its proposal for a new classification of the legumes, endorsed by the legume community and now more widely accepted
OpenTree of Life Joe Miller
OpenTree of Life Joe Miller Supertree approach using: C omprehensive taxonomy Curated & published phylogenies Over 2.3 million taxa in the tree All input phylogenies are peer-reviewed and published
OpenTree of the Fabaceae
OpenTree of the Fabaceae Currently 23,410 tips in the tree Mostly based on taxonomy Almost no structure Goal: Make the best supertree of the legumes using this platform Use LPWG tree as backbone Genus/species level trees are critical
Why of interest?
Why of interest? A visualization of the Leguminosae phylogeny (see PhyloLink) Link GBIF spatial data to the tree Integrate trait data on the phylogeny Overlay phylogeny on environmental data layers Use subtrees in other analyses
How? Upload and curate legume phylogenies from Treebase and other sources In progress, need input on phylogenies that can be added to OpenTree If interested in participating or sending trees: opentree Joe Miller Editor: Brigitte Marazzi Bean Bag Google Group Annual legume systematics newsletter. Send contributions to Brigitte Marazzi.