Global variation in diversification rates of flowering plants: energy vs. climate change.

@article{Jansson2008GlobalVI,
  title={Global variation in diversification rates of flowering plants: energy vs. climate change.},
  author={Roland Jansson and Timothy J. Davies},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={173-83}
}
We used the largest DNA-based phylogeny of flowering plants to date to evaluate the importance of energy vs. past climate change in predicting global patterns in diversification. Relative diversification rates increased towards the equator, suggesting that differences in per-lineage net diversification may be an important component of the latitudinal diversity gradient. The amplitude of Quaternary climate oscillations experienced by families explained variation in diversification equally well… CONTINUE READING

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