The relevance of phylogeny to studies of global change.

  title={The relevance of phylogeny to studies of global change.},
  author={Erika J. Edwards and Christopher J. Still and Michael J. Donoghue},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={22 5},
Phylogenetic thinking has infiltrated many areas of biological research, but has had little impact on studies of global ecology or climate change. Here, we illustrate how phylogenetic information can be relevant to understanding vegetation-atmosphere dynamics at ecosystem or global scales by re-analyzing a data set of carbonic anhydrase (CA) activity in leaves that was used to estimate terrestrial gross primary productivity. The original calculations relied on what appeared to be low CA… CONTINUE READING

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