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Ecological and biogeographic drivers of biodiversity cannot be resolved using clade age-richness data

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Estimates of evolutionary diversification rates – speciation and extinction – have been used extensively to explain global biodiversity patterns. Many studies have analyzed diversification rates derived from just two pieces of information: a clade’s age and its extant species richness. This “age-richness rate” (ARR) estimator provides a convenient shortcut for comparative studies, but makes strong assumptions about the dynamics of species richness through time. Here we demonstrate that use of...

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10.1038/s41467-021-23307-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
EARTH SCIENCES
Sub department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8244-6177
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
12
Article number:
2945
Publication date:
2021-05-19
Acceptance date:
2021-04-23
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EISSN:
2041-1723
Language:
English
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1177124
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pubs:1177124
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2021-05-19

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