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Citation for Study 13659

About Citation title: "Phylogenetic Measures of Biodiversity and Neo- and Paleo-Endemism in Australian Acacia".
About Study name: "Phylogenetic Measures of Biodiversity and Neo- and Paleo-Endemism in Australian Acacia".
About This study is part of submission 13659 (Status: Published).

Citation

Mishler B., Knerr N., González-orozco C.E., Thornhill A.H., Laffan S., & Miller J.T. 2014. Phylogenetic Measures of Biodiversity and Neo- and Paleo-Endemism in Australian Acacia. Nature Communications, 5(4473).

Authors

  • Mishler B.
  • Knerr N.
  • González-orozco C.E.
  • Thornhill A.H. (submitter)
  • Laffan S.
  • Miller J.T.

Abstract

Understanding spatial patterns of biodiversity is critical for conservation planning, particularly given rapid habitat loss and human-induced climatic change. Diversity and endemism are typically assessed by comparing species ranges across regions. However, investigation of patterns of species diversity alone misses out on the full richness of patterns that can be inferred using a phylogenetic approach. Here, using Australian Acacia as an example, we show that the application of phylogenetic methods, particularly two new measures, Relative Phylogenetic Diversity and Relative Phylogenetic Endemism, greatly enhances our knowledge of biodiversity across both space and time. We found that areas of high species richness and species endemism are not necessarily areas of high phylogenetic diversity or phylogenetic endemism. We propose a new method called Categorical Analysis of Neo- And Paleo-Endemism (CANAPE) that allows, for the first time, a clear, quantitative distinction between centers of neo- and paleo-endemism, useful to the conservation decision-making process.

Keywords

Acacia, phylogenetic diversity, endemism

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