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Amazonia Through Time: Andean Uplift, Climate Change, Landscape Evolution, and Biodiversity
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It is shown that Andean uplift was crucial for the evolution of Amazonian landscapes and ecosystems, and that current biodiversity patterns are rooted deep in the pre-Quaternary.
Patterns of animal dispersal, vicariance and diversification in the Holarctic
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Analysis of patterns of animal dispersal, vicariance and diversification in the Holarctic based on complete phylogenies of 57 extant non-marine taxa shows that trans-Atlantic distributions were common in the Early–Mid Tertiary whereas transBeringian distributions were rare in that period.
Southern hemisphere biogeography inferred by event-based models: plant versus animal patterns.
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The results confirm the hybrid origin of the South American biota: there has been surprisingly little biotic exchange between the northern tropical and the southern temperate regions of South America, especially for animals.
Tracing the impact of the Andean uplift on Neotropical plant evolution
Recent phylogenetic studies have revealed the major role played by the uplift of the Andes in the extraordinary diversification of the Neotropical flora. These studies, however, have typically
Accounting for phylogenetic uncertainty in biogeography: a Bayesian approach to dispersal-vicariance analysis of the thrushes (Aves: Turdus).
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A Bayesian approach to dispersal-vicariance analysis is applied that allows a more accurate analysis of the biogeographic history of lineages and finds that despite the uncertainty in tree topology, ancestral area reconstructions indicate that the Turdus clade originated in the eastern Palearctic during the Late Miocene.
An evaluation of new parsimony‐based versus parametric inference methods in biogeography: a case study using the globally distributed plant family Sapindaceae
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A parametric method, dispersal–extinction–cladogenesis (DEC), is compared against a parsimony‐based method, disperseal–vicariance analysis (DIVA), which does not incorporate branch lengths but accounts for phylogenetic uncertainty through a Bayesian empirical approach (Bayes‐DIVA).
Dispersal vs. vicariance in the Mediterranean: historical biogeography of the Palearctic Pachydeminae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea)
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Although the basal diversification of Pachydeminae around the Mediterranean appears to be related to vicariance events linked to the geological formation of the Mediterranean Basin, dispersal has also played a very important role.
Why are there so many plant species in the Neotropics
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The evidence for each of these postulated causes of diversification is reviewed, the need of more well-sampled and dated phylogenies is highlighted, and increased inter-disciplinary collaboration is urged.
Inferring dispersal: a Bayesian approach to phylogeny‐based island biogeography, with special reference to the Canary Islands
Aim  Oceanic islands represent a special challenge to historical biogeographers because dispersal is typically the dominant process while most existing methods are based on vicariance. Here, we
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