Procedures for the Analysis of Comparative ' Data Using Phylogenetically Independent Contrasts

  title={Procedures for the Analysis of Comparative ' Data Using Phylogenetically Independent Contrasts},
  author={Theodore Garland and P. H. Harvey and Anthony R. Ives},
-We discuss and clarify several aspects of applying Felsenstein's (1985, Am. Nat. 125: 1-15) procedures to test for correlated evolution of continuous traits. This is one of several available comparative methods that maps data for phenotypic traits onto an existing phylogenetic tree (derived from independent information). Application of Felsenstein's method does not require an entirely dichotomous topology. It also does not require an assumption of gradual, clocklike character evolution, as… CONTINUE READING
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