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Phylogenetic patterns in the geographic distributions of birds support the tropical conservatism hypothesis

Duchene, David; Cardillo, Marcel


Aim: Recent research suggests that the latitudinal diversity gradient (LDG) in birds is unlikely to result from faster diversification in the tropics. This puts the focus on other mechanisms, such as dispersal, as the primary drivers for the LDG. We aim to distinguish two prominent models, tropical conservatism (TCH) and out of the tropics (OTM), which make distinct predictions about dispersal across latitudes and the phylogenetic clustering of assemblages in temperate regions. Location:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography
DOI: 10.1111/geb.12370


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