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Are Chilean coastal forests pre‐Pleistocene relicts? Evidence from foliar physiognomy, palaeoclimate, and phytogeography
Aim  We ask whether contemporary forests of the Chilean Coastal Range can be considered to be direct and conservative descendants of pre-Pleistocene palaeofloras that occurred in southern SouthExpand
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Historical and phylogenetic constraints on the incidence of entire leaf margins: insights from a new South American model
Aim  The relationship between the proportion of species with an entire leaf margin (pE) and mean annual temperature (MAT) is one of the most powerful tools for estimating palaeotemperatures. However,Expand
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Did South American Mixed Paleofloras evolve under thermal equability or in the absence of an effective Andean barrier during the Cenozoic
Abstract Two hypotheses have attempted to explain the development of Mixed Paleofloras during the Cenozoic in South America. One of them postulates changes in the climatic tolerances of its componentExpand
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Phylogeny of Chaetanthera (Asteraceae: Mutisieae) reveals both ancient and recent origins of the high elevation lineages.
Penalized likelihood analysis of previously published chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) ndhF sequences suggests that the central-southern Andean genus Chaetanthera diverged ca. 16.5 million years (my) ago,Expand
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Tectonic events reflected by palaeocurrents, zircon geochronology, and palaeobotany in the Sierra Baguales of Chilean Patagonia
Abstract The Sierra Baguales, situated north of the Torres Del Paine National Park in the Magallanes region of southern Chile, shows a well-exposed stratigraphic sequence ranging from the LateExpand
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Phylogenetic perspectives on biome shifts in Leucocoryne (Alliaceae) in relation to climatic niche evolution in western South America
Aim Shifts between the western South American sclerophyll and winter-rainfall desert biomes and their relationship to climatic niche evolution and aridity development were investigated in theExpand
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Genetic Patterns of Myrceugenia correifolia, a Rare Species of Fog-Dependent Forests of Mediterranean Chile: Is It a Climatic Relict?
Rare species frequently occur in areas with microclimatic conditions that are atypical for their regions, but that were more common in the past, and that probably have operated as climatic refugiaExpand
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Testing for functional convergence of temperate rainforest tree assemblages in Chile and New Zealand
ABSTRACT An important tenet of biogeography and comparative ecology is that disjunct assemblages in similar physical environments are functionally more similar to each other than to assemblages fromExpand
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Influence of Soil Chemical Variables and Altitude on the Distribution of High-alpine Plants: the Case of the Andes of Central Chile
Abstract Temperature is one of the major abiotic factors influencing distribution and productivity of alpine plant species. Although some edaphic parameters (e.g. soil acidity) have also beenExpand
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