Global pattern of plant utilization across different organisms: Does plant apparency or plant phylogeny matter?

@inproceedings{Dai2017GlobalPO,
  title={Global pattern of plant utilization across different organisms: Does plant apparency or plant phylogeny matter?},
  author={Xiaohua Dai and Weiqiang Zhang and Jiasheng Xu and Kevin J. Duffy and Qingyun Guo},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2017}
}
The present study is the first to consider human and nonhuman consumers together to reveal several general patterns of plant utilization. We provide evidence that at a global scale, plant apparency and phylogenetic isolation can be important predictors of plant utilization and consumer diversity. Using the number of species or genera or the distribution area of each plant family as the island "area" and the minimum phylogenetic distance to common plant families as the island "distance", we… CONTINUE READING
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