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Phylogeographic parallelism: Concordant patterns in closely related species illuminate underlying mechanisms in the historically glaciated Tasmanian landscape

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Kreger, KM and Shaban, B and Wapstra, E and Burridge, CP, Phylogeographic parallelism: Concordant patterns in closely related species illuminate underlying mechanisms in the historically glaciated Tasmanian landscape, Journal of Biogeography, 47, (8) pp. 1674-1686. ISSN 0305-0270 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/jbi.13831

Abstract

Knowledge of species responses to past environmental change provides a basis to predict and mitigate the outcomes of future environmental change. While paradigm studies of comparative phylogeography have surveyed dissimilar taxa as a means to identify generalities of species responses to past environmental change, the fact that such taxa are dissimilar also raises the chances that any shared patterns reflect coincident responses from different processes (‘phylogeographic convergence’). Here we advocate for and demonstrate the value of examining closely related, ecologically similar co‐distributed species in comparative phylogeographic studies aimed at inferring the environmental processes driving distributional change. Closely related species with similar environmental requirements represent valid phylogeographic replicates, meaning that shared historical distributional responses can more confidently be attributed to the operation of the same process (‘phylogeographic parallelism’).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, Bassian Isthmus, comparative phylogeography, Niveoscincus, phylogeographic parallelism, Plio‐Pleistocene, Tasmania
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Kreger, KM (Miss Kaely Kreger)
UTAS Author:Wapstra, E (Associate Professor Erik Wapstra)
UTAS Author:Burridge, CP (Associate Professor Christopher Burridge)
ID Code:140314
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2020-08-06
Last Modified:2020-09-03
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