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Three explanations for biodiversity hotspots: small range size, geographical overlap and time for species accumulation. An Australian case study

Cook, Lynette Gai; Hardy, Nate B.; Crisp, Michael


To understand the generation and maintenance of biodiversity hotspots, we tested three major hypotheses: rates of diversification, ecological limits to diversity, and time for species accumulation. Using dated molecular phylogenies, measures of species' range size and geographical clade overlap, niche modelling, and lineages-through-time plots of Australian Fabaceae, we compared the southwest Australia Floristic Region (SWAFR; a global biodiversity hotspot) with a latitudinally equivalent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: New Phytologist
DOI: 10.1111/nph.13199


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