The determinants of land snail diversity along a tropical elevational gradient: insularity, geometry and niches

  title={The determinants of land snail diversity along a tropical elevational gradient: insularity, geometry and niches},
  author={Thor-Seng Liew and Menno Schilthuizen and Maklarin bin Lakim},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
Aim  We investigated the patterns of species richness in land snails and slugs along a tropical elevational gradient and whether these patterns correlate with area, elevation, geographic constraints, and productivity. We did so both at the scale at which land snail population processes take place and at the coarser scale of elevational zones. 
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