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Hypothesis testing in biogeography

Crisp, Michael; Trewick, Steve A.; Cook, Lynette Gai


Often, biogeography is applied only as a narrative addition to phylogenetic studies and lacks scientific rigour. However, if research questions are framed as hypotheses, biogeographical scenarios become testable. In this review, we explain some problems with narrative biogeography and show how the use of explicit hypotheses is changing understanding of how organisms came to be distributed as they are. Developing synergies between biogeography, ecology, molecular dating and palaeontology are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.11.005


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