Time and space in biogeography : response to Parenti & Ebach (2013)

de Bruyn, Mark, Stelbrink, Björn, Page, Timothy J., Phillips, Matthew J., Lohman, David J., Albrecht, Christian, Hall, Robert, von Rintelen, Kristina, Ng, Peter K.L., Shih, Hsi-Te, Carvalho, Gary R., von Rintelen, Thomas, & Katinas, Liliana (2013) Time and space in biogeography : response to Parenti & Ebach (2013). Journal of Biogeography, 40(11), pp. 2204-2206.

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Abstract

A recent Guest Editorial by Parenti & Ebach (2013, Journal of Biogeography, 40, 813–820) disagrees with the methods or interpretations in two of our recent papers. In addition, the authors open a debate on biogeographical concepts, and present an alternative philosophy for biogeographical research in the context of their recently described biogeographical subregion called ‘Pandora’. We disagree with their approach and conclusions, and comment on several issues related to our differing conceptual approaches for biogeographical research; namely, our use of molecular phylogenetic analyses, including time estimates; and Parenti & Ebach's reliance on taxon/general area cladograms. Finally, we re-examine their ‘tests’ supporting the existence of ‘Pandora’.

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ID Code: 62255
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12166
ISSN: 0305-0270
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (060300) > Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2013 00:05
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 05:49

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