The Waipounamu Erosion Surface: questioning the antiquity of the New Zealand land surface and terrestrial fauna and flora
- C. Landis, H. Campbell, J. Begg, D. Mildenhall, A. Paterson, S. Trewick
- GeologyGeological Magazine
- 9 January 2008
Abstract The Waipounamu Erosion Surface is a time-transgressive, nearly planar, wave-cut surface. It is not a peneplain. Formation of the Waipounamu Erosion Surface began in Late Cretaceous time…
New Zealand phylogeography: evolution on a small continent
New Zealand has long been a conundrum to biogeographers, possessing as it does geophysical and biotic features characteristic of both an island and a continent. This schism is reflected in…
Hypothesis testing in biogeography.
Evolution of New Zealand's terrestrial fauna: a review of molecular evidence
- J. Goldberg, S. Trewick, A. Paterson
- GeologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 27 October 2008
Molecular studies of terrestrial animals and plants in New Zealand indicate that many taxa arrived since isolation of the land, and that diversification in most groups is relatively recent.
Molecular evidence for dispersal rather than vicariance as the origin of flightless insect species on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand
- S. Trewick
- 1 September 2000
The aim was to use mitochondrial DNA sequence data to test between vicariance and oversea dispersal explanations for the origin of the Chatham Islands biota.
BRIDGING THE “BEECH‐GAP”: NEW ZEALAND INVERTEBRATE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY IMPLICATES PLEISTOCENE GLACIATION AND PLIOCENE ISOLATION
Phylogeographic structure and genetic distance data are not consistent with ancient vicariant processes as a source of observed pattern, and phylogeographical patterns are not entirely congruent and appear to reflect disparate responses to fragmentation.
The age and origin of the Pacific islands: a geological overview
The geology of 10 exemplar archipelagos (Japan, Izu-Bonin, Palau, Solomons, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Society, Galápagos and Hawaii) is discussed in detail and the 11 linear volcanic chains identified are briefly described and its history summarized.
Polyploidy, phylogeography and Pleistocene refugia of the rockfern Asplenium ceterach: evidence from chloroplast DNA
The authors' cpDNA and ploidy data indicate at least six independent origins of polyploids, which suggests long‐term persistence of populations in the southern Mediterranean.
Phylogeographical pattern correlates with Pliocene mountain building in the alpine scree weta (Orthoptera, Anostostomatidae)
A model is proposed to explain this phylogeographical structure, which links the radiation of D. connectens to Pliocene mountain building, and maintenance through the combined effects of mountain‐top isolation during Pleistocene interglacials and ice barriers to dispersal during glacials.
Flightlessness and phylogeny amongst endemic rails (Aves:Rallidae) of the New Zealand region.
- S. Trewick
- BiologyPhilosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
- 29 April 1997
Genetic data supported the notion that flightless taxa were independently derived, sometimes from similar colonizing ancestors, and is apparently frequently dominated by evolutionary parallelism, although similarity of external appearance is not an indication of the extent of genetic divergence.