Phylogenies and the comparative method.

@inproceedings{Felsenstein1985PhylogeniesAT,
  title={Phylogenies and the comparative method.},
  author={Joseph Felsenstein},
  year={1985}
}
Recent years have seen a growth in numerical studies using the comparative method. The method usually involves a comparison of two phenotypes across a range of species or higher taxa, or a comparison of one phenotype with an environmental variable. Objectives of such studies vary, and include assessing whether one variable is correlated with another and assessing whether the regression of one variable on another differs significantly from some expected value. Notable recent studies using… CONTINUE READING

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