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Global patterns in the phylogenetic structure of island mammal assemblages

Cardillo, Marcel; Gittleman, John L.; Purvis, A.

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Assemblage-level phylogenies carry the signature of ecological and evolutionary processes, which may provide useful information on modes of assemblage formation. We present a global-scale analysis of the emergent phylogenetic properties of mammal assemblages on islands, in which we compared the structure of 595 island assemblages with null models constructed under four alternative definitions of regional source pools. Although most assemblages had a structure indistinguishable from random...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCardillo, Marcel
dc.contributor.authorGittleman, John L.
dc.contributor.authorPurvis, A.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:59:40Z
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/61195
dc.description.abstractAssemblage-level phylogenies carry the signature of ecological and evolutionary processes, which may provide useful information on modes of assemblage formation. We present a global-scale analysis of the emergent phylogenetic properties of mammal assemblages on islands, in which we compared the structure of 595 island assemblages with null models constructed under four alternative definitions of regional source pools. Although most assemblages had a structure indistinguishable from random samples, for some mammal taxa, up to 40% of island assemblages were phylogenetically overdispersed. This suggests that in at least some cases, the processes that shape island faunas are not independent of phylogeny. Furthermore, measures of phylogenetic structure were associated in some cases with island geographical features (size, maximum elevation and habitat diversity). Our results suggest that part of the signal of assemblage formation processes is detectable in the phylogenies of contemporary island mammal faunas, though much is obscured by the complexity of these processes.
dc.publisherRoyal Society of London
dc.sourceProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
dc.subjectKeywords: assembly rule; community ecology; competition (ecology); dispersion; genetic structure; global perspective; island biogeography; mammal; phylogenetics; phylogeny; article; biodiversity; community ecology; fauna; geographic distribution; geography; island Assembly rules; Community ecology; Competitive exclusion; Null models; Phylogenetic clustering; Phylogenetic overdispersion
dc.titleGlobal patterns in the phylogenetic structure of island mammal assemblages
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume275
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor060309 - Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
local.identifier.absfor060302 - Biogeography and Phylogeography
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9511635xPUB593
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCardillo, Marcel, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGittleman, John L., University of Georgia
local.contributor.affiliationPurvis, A., Imperial College London
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1549
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1556
local.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2008.0262
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T08:15:02Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-43749085770
local.identifier.thomsonID000255903000010
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