Climate as a Driver of Evolutionary Change

@article{Erwin2009ClimateAA,
  title={Climate as a Driver of Evolutionary Change},
  author={D. Erwin},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R575-R583}
}
  • D. Erwin
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The link between biodiversity and climate has been obvious to biologists since the work of von Humboldt in the early 1800s, but establishing the relationship of climate to ecological and evolutionary patterns is more difficult. On evolutionary timescales, climate can affect supply of energy by biotic and abiotic effects. Some of the best evidence for a link between biodiversity and climate comes from latitudinal gradients in diversity, which provide an avenue to explore the more general… CONTINUE READING
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