Environment and evolutionary history shape phylogenetic turnover in European tetrapods.

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Environment and evolutionary history shape phylogenetic turnover in European tetrapods.
Journal
Nature communications
Author(s)
Saladin B., Thuiller W., Graham C.H., Lavergne S., Maiorano L., Salamin N., Zimmermann N.E.
ISSN
2041-1723 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2041-1723
Publication state
Published
Issued date
16/01/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
1
Pages
249
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Phylogenetic turnover quantifies the evolutionary distance among species assemblages and is central to understanding the main drivers shaping biodiversity. It is affected both by geographic and environmental distance between sites. Therefore, analyzing phylogenetic turnover in environmental space requires removing the effect of geographic distance. Here, we apply a novel approach by deciphering phylogenetic turnover of European tetrapods in environmental space after removing geographic land distance effects. We demonstrate that phylogenetic turnover is strongly structured in environmental space, particularly in ectothermic tetrapods, and is well explained by macroecological characteristics such as niche size, species richness and relative phylogenetic diversity. In ectotherms, rather recent evolutionary processes were important in structuring phylogenetic turnover along environmental gradients. In contrast, early evolutionary processes had already shaped the current structure of phylogenetic turnover in endotherms. Our approach enables the disentangling of the idiosyncrasies of evolutionary processes such as the degree of niche conservatism and diversification rates in structuring biodiversity.
Keywords
Animal Migration, Animals, Biodiversity, Biological Evolution, Europe, Phylogeny, Phylogeography, Vertebrates/genetics
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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