The drivers of tropical speciation

@article{Smith2014TheDO,
  title={The drivers of tropical speciation},
  author={Brian Tilston Smith and John E McCormack and Andr{\'e}s M. Cuervo and Michael J. Hickerson and Alexandre Aleixo and Carlos Daniel Cadena and Jorge L. P{\'e}rez-Em{\'a}n and Curtis W. Burney and Xiaoou Xie and Michael G. Harvey and Brant C. Faircloth and Travis C. Glenn and Elizabeth Perrault Derryberry and J Prejean and Samantha Fields and Robb Thomas Brumfield},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={515},
  pages={406-409}
}
Since the recognition that allopatric speciation can be induced by large-scale reconfigurations of the landscape that isolate formerly continuous populations, such as the separation of continents by plate tectonics, the uplift of mountains or the formation of large rivers, landscape change has been viewed as a primary driver of biological diversification. [] Key Result Instead, the strongest predictors of speciation are the amount of time a lineage has persisted in the landscape and the ability of birds to…

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