Large-scale processes and the Asian bias in species diversity of temperate plants

@article{Qian2000LargescalePA,
  title={Large-scale processes and the Asian bias in species diversity of temperate plants},
  author={Hong Qian and Robert E. Ricklefs},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={180-182}
}
An important issue in the study of biodiversity is the extent to which global patterns of species richness reflect large-scale processes and historical contingencies. Ecological interactions in local assemblages may constrain the number of species that can coexist, but differences in diversity in similar habitats within different regions (diversity anomalies) suggest that this limit is not firm. Variation in rate of species production could influence regional and perhaps local diversity… 

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