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Phylogenies and Community Ecology
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A common pattern of phylogenetic conservatism in ecological character is recognized and the challenges of using phylogenies of partial lineages are highlighted and phylogenetic approaches to three emergent properties of communities: species diversity, relative abundance distributions, and range sizes are reviewed. Expand
A LIKELIHOOD FRAMEWORK FOR INFERRING THE EVOLUTION OF GEOGRAPHIC RANGE ON PHYLOGENETIC TREES
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A likelihood framework for inferring the evolution of geographic range on phylogenies that models lineage dispersal and local extinction in a set of discrete areas as stochastic events in continuous time is described. Expand
Phylomatic: tree assembly for applied phylogenetics
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Phylomatic (http://www.phylodiversity.net/phylomatic) is an online phylogenetic query tool where users submit a list of taxa with modern family and genus names and which returns a phylogenetic hypothesis for the relationships among taxa. Expand
Historical biogeography, ecology and species richness.
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The chasm that has developed between ecology and historical biogeography is described, some of the important questions that have fallen into it and how it might be bridged, and a model that can help explain the latitudinal gradient of species richness is expanded. Expand
Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach
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This book discusses the practice of Plant Systematics, Classification, Nature, and Stability, and the aims and Organization of this book. Expand
PATTERNS OF VARIATION IN LEVELS OF HOMOPLASY
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There is no significant difference between plant and animal data sets in the amount of homoplasy when the relationship between consistency index and number of taxa is taken into account, although there are still too few molecular studies to be confident of this result. Expand
Laurasian migration explains Gondwanan disjunctions: Evidence from Malpighiaceae
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It is proposed that Malpighiaceae originated in northern South America, and that members of several clades repeatedly migrated into North America and subsequently moved via North Atlantic land connections into the Old World during episodes starting in the Eocene, when climates supported tropical forests. Expand
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