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Quaternary coral reef refugia preserved fish diversity

Pellissier, Loïc ; Leprieur, Fabien ; Parravicini, Valeriano ; Cowman, Peter F. ; Kulbicki, Michel ; Litsios, Glenn ; Olsen, Steffen M. ; Wisz, Mary S. ; Bellwood, David R. ; Mouillot, David

In: Science, 2014, vol. 344, no. 6187, p. 1016–1019

The most prominent pattern in global marine biogeography is the biodiversity peak in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Yet the processes that underpin this pattern are still actively debated. By reconstructing global marine paleoenvironments over the past 3 million years on the basis of sediment cores, we assessed the extent to which Quaternary climate fluctuations can explain global variation in...

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Ecophylogenetics: advances and perspectives

Mouquet, Nicolas ; Devictor, Vincent ; Meynard, Christine N. ; Munoz, Francois ; Bersier, Louis Félix ; Chave, Jérôme ; Couteron, Pierre ; Dalecky, Ambroise ; Fontaine, Colin ; Gravel, Dominique ; Hardy, Olivier J. ; Jabot, Franck ; Lavergne, Sébastien ; Leibold, Mathew ; Mouillot, David ; Münkemüller, Tamara ; Pavoine, Sandrine ; Prinzing, Andreas ; Rodrigues, Ana S.L. ; Rohr, Rudolf P. ; Thébault, Elisa ; Thuiller, Wilfried

In: Biologial Review, 2012, p. -

Ecophylogenetics can be viewed as an emerging fusion of ecology, biogeography and macroevolution. This new and fast-growing field is promoting the incorporation of evolution and historical contingencies into the ecological research agenda through the widespread use of phylogenetic data. Including phylogeny into ecological thinking represents an opportunity for biologists from different fields to...