The problem and promise of scale dependency in community phylogenetics.

  title={The problem and promise of scale dependency in community phylogenetics.},
  author={Nathan G Swenson and Brian J. Enquist and Jason Pither and Jill Thompson and Jess K. Zimmerman},
  volume={87 10},
The problem of scale dependency is widespread in investigations of ecological communities. Null model investigations of community assembly exemplify the challenges involved because they typically include subjectively defined "regional species pools." The burgeoning field of community phylogenetics appears poised to face similar challenges. Our objective is to quantify the scope of the problem of scale dependency by comparing the phylogenetic structure of assemblages across contrasting… CONTINUE READING
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