Putting phylogeny into the analysis of biological traits: a methodological approach.

@article{Jombart2010PuttingPI,
  title={Putting phylogeny into the analysis of biological traits: a methodological approach.},
  author={Thibaut Jombart and Sandrine Pavoine and S{\'e}bastien Devillard and Dominique Pontier},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={264 3},
  pages={
          693-701
        }
}
Phylogenetic comparative methods have long considered phylogenetic signal as a source of statistical bias in the correlative analysis of biological traits. However, the main life-history strategies existing in a set of taxa are often combinations of life history traits that are inherently phylogenetically structured. In this paper, we present a method for identifying evolutionary strategies from large sets of biological traits, using phylogeny as a source of meaningful historical and ecological… Expand

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