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Endemism in the Australian flora
Endemism can be distinguished from species richness by using an appropriate index and mapping of such indices can detect centres of endemism, demonstrating the value of specimen based distributional data held in state herbaria and museums.
Radiation of the Australian flora: what can comparisons of molecular phylogenies across multiple taxa tell us about the evolution of diversity in present-day communities?
The Australian fossil record indicates depletion of the Australian aseasonal-wet biome from the Mid-Cenozoic, and there is need for rigorous molecular phylogenetic studies so that additional questions can be addressed, such as how interactions between biomes may have driven the speciation process during radiations.
Biogeography of the Australian monsoon tropics
The Australian monsoon is a component of a single global climate system, characterized by a dominant equator-spanning Hadley cell, and future palaeoecological and phylogenetic investigations will illuminate the evolution of the AMT biome.
Decline of a biome: Evolution, contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion of the Australian mesic zone biota
A review confirms long-held views of the ancestral position of the Australian mesic biome but also reveals new insights into the complexity of the processes of contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion during the evolution of this biome.
Phylogenetic endemism: a new approach for identifying geographical concentrations of evolutionary history
A new, broadly applicable measure of the spatial restriction of phylogenetic diversity, termed phylogenetic endemism (PE), which builds on previous phylogenetic analyses ofendemism, but provides a more general solution for mapping endemist of lineages.
Phylogenetic biome conservatism on a global scale
It is shown that biome stasis at speciation has outweighed biome shifts by more than 25:1, by inferring ancestral biomes for an ecologically diverse sample of more than 11,000 plant species from around the Southern Hemisphere.
A new subfamily classification of the leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny
The classification of the legume family proposed here addresses the long-known non-monophyly of the traditionally recognised subfamily Caesalpinioideae, by recognising six robustly supported monophyletic subfamilies and reflects the phylogenetic structure that is consistently resolved.
Hypothesis testing in biogeography.
Cenozoic extinctions account for the low diversity of extant gymnosperms compared with angiosperms.
Compared with angiosperms, living gymnosperm groups are not ancient, indicating that gymnosperms suffered major extinctions when climate changed in the Oligocene and Miocene and some probably survived after making adaptive shifts.