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ECR feature: Yago Barros-Souza

Yago Barros-Souza is a PhD candidate at the the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. He is a evolutionary biologist with special focus on biogeography and diversification of neotropical plants. Here, Yago shares his recent work on spatial and evolutionary processes that drive plant community assembly. The PhD candidate Yago Barros-Souza Personal links. Twitter Institute. Universidade…

Island theory is still relevant to alpine biogeography

Area, environmental heterogeneity, scale and the conservation of alpine diversity. Above: Phyteuma hemisphericum from the Sierra de Villabandín, Cantabrian Mountains, Spain; photograph by Borja Jiménez-Alfaro This project was an extension of our work on the relative importance of geographic distance and environmental difference to the beta diversity of alpine plant communities (Malanson et al. 2022).…

ECR feature: Marco Camaiti

Marco is a PhD student at the Monash University, Australia. He is a evolutionary biologist with special focus on biogeography and ecomorphological evolution of lizards. Here, Marco shares his recent work on biogeographic patterns of limb reduction in skinks. The evolutionary biologist Marco Camaiti Personal links. Twitter Institute. Monash University Academic life stage. PhD student…

Explaining global body size variation in dragonflies and damselflies: temperature or predators?

Global body size distributions in dragonflies and damselflies are shaped by temperature and predators Above: A model replica of a fossil dragonfly (Urogomphus giganteus) in Museum für Naturkunde (Berlin) that lived about 140 million years ago. Dragonflies and damselflies have an unusually rich fossil record, compared to other insect groups. Photo: Erik Svensson. Dragonflies and…

ECR feature: Kyle William Gray

Kyle is a PhD candidate at the Arizona State University, U.S.A. He is a evolutionary biologist with special focus on natural history, biogeography and evolution of ants. Here, Kyle shares his recent work on global biogeography of ant social parasites. Kyle enjoys collecting ants in beautiful places such as Bishop, California, U.S.A. Personal links. Website…

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“The branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals. Also: the characteristics of an area or organism in this respect.”

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