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Time and space in biogeography: response to Parenti & Ebach

de Bruyn, M. and Stelbrink, B. and Page, T.J. and Phillips, M.J. and Lohman, D.J. and Albrecht, C. and Hall, R. and von Rintelen, K. and Ng, P.K.L. and Shih, H-T. and Carvalho, G.R. and von Rintelen, T. (2013) Time and space in biogeography: response to Parenti & Ebach. Journal of Biogeography, 40 (11). pp. 2204-2206. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12166

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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�.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 16:38
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 03:02
ISSN: 1365-2699
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/610
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12166
Publisher: Wiley
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