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Assessing latitudinal gradients in speciation rates and biodiversity at the global scale
 

Summary: LETTER
Assessing latitudinal gradients in speciation rates
and biodiversity at the global scale
Andrew P. Allen1
* and James F.
Gillooly2
1
National Center for Ecological
Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State
St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101,
USA
2
Department of Zoology,
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
*Correspondence: E-mail:
drewa@nceas.ucsb.edu
Abstract
The mechanisms responsible for latitudinal biodiversity gradients have fascinated and
perplexed biologists since the time of Darwin. Ecological theory has yielded two general

  

Source: Allen, Andrew P. - National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California at Santa Barbara
Gillooly, Jamie - Department of Biology, University of Florida

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology