Neotropical forest expansion during the last glacial period challenges refuge hypothesis.

  title={Neotropical forest expansion during the last glacial period challenges refuge hypothesis.},
  author={Yuri L R Leite and Leonora Pires Costa and Ana Carolina Loss and R G Rocha and Henrique Batalha-Filho and Alex Cardoso Bastos and Val{\'e}ria S Quaresma and Val{\'e}ria Fagundes and Roberta Paresque and Marcelo Passamani and Renata Pardini},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={113 4},
The forest refuge hypothesis (FRH) has long been a paradigm for explaining the extreme biological diversity of tropical forests. According to this hypothesis, forest retraction and fragmentation during glacial periods would have promoted reproductive isolation and consequently speciation in forest patches (ecological refuges) surrounded by open habitats. The recent use of paleoclimatic models of species and habitat distributions revitalized the FRH, not by considering refuges as the main… CONTINUE READING
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