What Community Characteristics Promote Recent and Current Bio-Diversification? An Investigation of Community-Level, Ecological Correlates of Rapid Diversification in Replicate, Temperate Angiosperm Genera

Principal Investigators:

Lesley Lancaster

Processes behind patterns of angiosperm biodiversity in temperate regions are little understood. Further, we do not know whether particular communities that currently support relatively high temperate biodiversity are the same communities that promote the evolutionary process of diversification (i.e. speciation). I propose to compare diversification rates within selected angiosperm genera that inhabit a range of temperate communities using published phylogenies and sequence data, focusing on clades in which nodes can be or have been dated. I will... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st March 2009—16th May 2012Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Lesley Lancasterlesleylancaster@abdn.ac.ukUniversity of California, Santa Cruz

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Goldberg, Emma E.; Lancaster, Lesley; Ree, Richard H. 2011. Phylogenetic inference of reciprocal effects between geographic range evolution and diversification. Systematic Biology. Vol: 60(4). Pages 451-465. (Online version)
Journal Article Lancaster, Lesley. 2010. Molecular evolutionary rates predict both extinction and speciation in temperate angiosperm lineages. BMC Evolutionary Biology. Vol: 10(162). Pages 1-10.
Journal Article Lancaster, Lesley; Kay, Kathleen M. 2013. Origin and diversification of the California flora: Re-examining classic hypotheses with molecular phylogenies. Evolution. Vol: 67(4). Pages 1041-1054. (Online version)
"What Community Characteristics Promote Recent and Current Bio-Diversification? An Investigation of Community-Level, Ecological Correlates of Rapid Diversification in Replicate, Temperate Angiosperm Genera" is project ID: 12333