Birth of a biome: insights into the assembly and maintenance of the Australian arid zone biota
Byrne, M; Yeates, David; Joseph, Leo G; Kearney, M; Bowler, James M.; Williams, Martin A; Cooper, Steven; Donnellan, S; Keogh, J Scott; Leys, Remko; Melville, Jane; Murphy, Daniel; Porch, Nicholas; Wyrwoll, K-H.
The integration of phylogenetics, phylogeography and palaeoenvironmental studies is providing major insights into the historical forces that have shaped the Earth's biomes. Yet our present view is biased towards arctic and temperate/tropical forest regions, with very little focus on the extensive arid regions of the planet. The Australian arid zone is one of the largest desert landform systems in the world, with a unique, diverse and relatively well-studied biota. With foci on...[Show more]
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