Energy , Water , and Broad-scale Geographic Patterns of Species Richness

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  title={Energy , Water , and Broad-scale Geographic Patterns of Species Richness},
  author={Bradford and A.. and Hawkins and Richard Field and Howard and V. and Cornell and D{\'a}vid and J.... and Currie and Jean and FRANÇOIS GU{\'E}GAN and Dawn and M.. and Kaufman and Jeremy and T. and Kerr and Gary and G................................................. S................................................. and Mittelbach and T. Oberdorff and EILEEN and ’ M.O and Brien and {\'E}ric and {\'E}. and Porter and John and R. G. and Turner},
  year={2003}
}
It is often claimed that we do not understand the forces driving the global diversity gradient. However, an extensive literature suggests that contemporary climate constrains terrestrial taxonomic richness over broad geographic extents. Here, we review the empirical literature to examine the nature and form of the relationship between climate and richness. Our goals were to document the support for the climatically based energy hypothesis, and within the constraints imposed by correlative… CONTINUE READING
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