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MacroCAIC: revealing correlates of species richness by comparative analysis

By Paul-Michael Agapow and Nick J. B. Isaac

Abstract

Studies of species richness have been hampered by the use of methods that fail to account for phylogenetic non-independence of character states. MacroCAIC is a computer program that extends the method of phylogenetically independent contrasts to encompass species-richness data. It examines user-selected characters for correlation with species richness, thus allowing clearer identification of the factors driving large-scale patterns of diversity

Topics: Zoology, Ecology and Environment
Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1046/j.1366-9516.2001.00121.x
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:3780
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