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Species detection and individual assignment in species delimitation: can integrative data increase efficacy?
  • D. Edwards, L. Knowles
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 22 February 2014
Statistical species delimitation usually relies on singular data, primarily genetic, for detecting putative species and individual assignment to putative species. Given the variety of speciationExpand
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Biogeography and speciation of terrestrial fauna in the south‐western Australian biodiversity hotspot
The south‐western land division of Western Australia (SWWA), bordering the temperate Southern and Indian Oceans, is the only global biodiversity hotspot recognised in Australia. Renowned for itsExpand
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Impact of Plio‐Pleistocene arid cycling on the population history of a southwestern Australian frog
Southwestern Australia is regarded as a global biodiversity hotspot. The region contains a high number of endemic species, ranging from Gondwanan relicts to much more recently evolved plant andExpand
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INTEGRATIVE TESTING OF HOW ENVIRONMENTS FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT SHAPE GENETIC STRUCTURE ACROSS LANDSCAPES
Tests of the genetic structure of empirical populations typically focus on the correlative relationships between population connectivity and geographic and/or environmental factors in landscapeExpand
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Effect of sperm concentration, medium osmolality and oocyte storage on artificial fertilisation success in a myobatrachid frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis).
The present study optimised artificial fertilisation and oocyte storage conditions in Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Myobatrachidae). Data on general reproductive biology, the effect of sperm motilityExpand
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Description of a New Galapagos Giant Tortoise Species (Chelonoidis; Testudines: Testudinidae) from Cerro Fatal on Santa Cruz Island
The taxonomy of giant Galapagos tortoises (Chelonoidis spp.) is currently based primarily on morphological characters and island of origin. Over the last decade, compelling genetic evidence hasExpand
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Molecular and morphological analysis of the critically endangered Fijian iguanas reveals cryptic diversity and a complex biogeographic history
The Pacific iguanas of the Fijian and Tongan archipelagos are a biogeographic enigma in that their closest relatives are found only in the New World. They currently comprise two genera and fourExpand
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Climatic fluctuations shape the phylogeography of a mesic direct-developing frog from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot
Aim  To assess phylogeographic pattern throughout the range of Metacrinia nichollsi in order to develop specific biogeographical hypotheses for the wet forests of south-western Australia. This wasExpand
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Phylogenetic structure of vertebrate communities across the Australian arid zone
Aim To understand the relative importance of ecological and historical factors in structuring terrestrial vertebrate assemblages across the Australian arid zone, and to contrast patterns of communityExpand
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Ecological Divergence, Adaptive Diversification, and the Evolution of Social Signaling Traits: An Empirical Study in Arid Australian Lizards
Species diversification often results from divergent evolution of ecological or social signaling traits. Theoretically, a combination of the two may promote speciation, however, empirical examplesExpand
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