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Biogeography of mammals in SE Asia: estimates of rates of colonization, extinction and speciation
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It is suggested that insular mammalian faunas typically are not in equilibrium, brrause geological and climatic changes can occur as rapidly as colonization and speciation, and any model of island biogeography to be widely applicable to insular faunaas must include speciation as a major variable. Expand
A synopsis of climatic and vegetational change in Southeast Asia
Tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia has developed within an extensive archipelago during the past 65 million years or more. During the Miocene (beginning 25 million years BP), rain forest extendedExpand
The Status of the World's Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge
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A comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals is presented, compiled by 1700+ experts, to suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism across systems. Expand
The pattern and timing of diversification of Philippine endemic rodents: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences.
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The results suggest that most of the diversification of Philippine murines took place within the archipelago, and that combination of mitochondrial and nuclear data to estimate relatively ancient divergence times can severely compromise those estimates, even when specific methods that account for rate heterogeneity among genes are employed. Expand
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
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Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups. Expand
ISLAND AREA AND BODY SIZE OF INSULAR MAMMALS: EVIDENCE FROM THE TRI‐COLORED SQUIRREL (CALLOSCIURUS PREVOSTI) OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
  • L. Heaney
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 March 1978
TLDR
Variation in this species provided insight into the evolution of body size of insular mammals and formed the basis of my hypotheses and models. Expand
Small mammal diversity along elevational gradients in the Philippines: an assessment of patterns and hypotheses
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Twelve hypotheses concerning patterns of diversity along elevational gradients, plus the null hypothesis, are evaluated and there is strongest support for the hypotheses that diversity is correlated with annual rainfall, with total abundance of individuals in the community, with food resource diversity, with areas of reduced competition from other organisms, and with areas characterized by high rates of speciation. Expand
Dynamic disequilibrium: a long-term, large-scale perspective on the equilibrium model of island biogeography
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The best conceptual model of the long-term dynamics of species richness in island archipelagoes would be one in which colonization, extinction, and phylogenesis are recognized to be of equivalent conceptual importance. Expand
The roles of geological history and colonization abilities in genetic differentiation between mammalian populations in the Philippine archipelago
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The maximum limits of Philippine islands that were reached during Pleistocene periods of low sea level define areas of relative genetic homogeneity, whereas even narrow sea channels between adjacent but permanently isolated oceanic islands are associated with most genetic variation within the species. Expand
Single-locus species delimitation: a test of the mixed Yule–coalescent model, with an empirical application to Philippine round-leaf bats
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The general mixed Yule–coalescent model is considered useful under some conditions, but additional information on Ne, SR and/or corroboration from independent character data are needed to allow meaningful interpretation of results. Expand
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