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Phylogenies in Ecology.

Author: Marc W Cadotte
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2016.
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Cadotte, Marc W.
Phylogenies in Ecology.
Princeton University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016007387
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc W Cadotte
ISBN: 1400881196 9781400881192
OCLC Number: 952665856
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: An Entangled Bank: Evolutionary Relationships and Ecological Patterns. Systematics and the Diversity of Life ; The Origins ; "Correcting" Ecological Comparisons ; The Emergence of Ecophylogenetics ; The Goal of This Book --
Building and Using Phylogenies. Handling Phylogenies in R ; Building Trees ; Finding and Adapting Available Trees ; Tree Scaling and Rate Smoothing ; Conclusion --
Phylogenetic Patterns within Communities: Inferring Mechanisms of Ecological Assembly Using Phylogenetic Distances. Phylogenetic Distances and Community Assembly ; Calculating Community Diversity Metrics ; Note about Phylodiversity Measures --
Moving from the Causes to the Consequences of Diversity ; Conclusion --
Randomizations, Null Distributions, and Hypothesis Testing ; Brief History of Randomization Tests in Ecology (or the Simberloffian Shift in Ecology) ; How to Build Null Communities ; Randomizing Phylogenetic Data ; Taking the Pool Seriously ; Conclusion --
Detecting Patterns of Trait Evolution. Phylogenetic Signal ; Alternative Models of Trait Evolution ; Reconstructing Ancestral States ; Conclusion --
The Geography of Speciation and Character Displacement. Character Divergence and Geographic Overlap ; Community-Wide Trait Dispersion ; Conclusion --
Phylogenetic Diversity across Space and Time. Phylobetadiversity: Measuring Phylogenetic Turnover ; Influence of Spatial Scale on Phylogenetic Patterns ; Conclusion --
Speciation, Extinction, and the Distribution of Phylogenetic Diversity. Conservation of the Tree of Life ; Macroevolution: Diversification ; Conclusion --
Using Phylogenetic Information to Make Better Conservation Decisions. Why Preserve Evolutionary History? ; Quantifying Evolutionary History ; Prioritizing Species Based on Evolutionary Distinctiveness ; Prioritizing Hotspots of Evolutionary Distinctiveness ; Applying Conservation Metrics --
Conclusion: Where To From Here? Predicting Ecology from Evolutionary Patterns ; Combining Trait and Phylogenetic Information ; Phylogenetic Insights into a Changing World ; Where To Go from Here? ; Heralding the Ecology-Evolution Synthesis?


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