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ECR feature: Susanna R. Bryceson on the distribution of grasses in Australia

Susanna Bryceson has recently completed her PhD at La Trobe University, Melbourne. She is an ecologist primarily researching the migration of C4 grasses to Australia and their effect on the resident flora and fauna with which they had not co-evolved. Here, Susanna shares her experience and exciting findings. Susanna Bryceson at savanna fire research site…

ECR feature: Nahla Lucchini

Nahla Lucchini is a PhD candidate at the Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO) in Portugal. She is an evolutionary ecologist with a special focus on the biogeographical dynamics of reptiles. Here, Nahla shares her recent work on climatic adaptation and diversification in European vipers. Nahla sampling vipers in Morocco Personal links.…

ECR feature: Aritra Biswas

Aritra Biswas is a PhD student at the Indian Institute of Science. He is a evolutionary biologist with special focus on the processes that generate and maintain biological diversity. Here, Aritra shares his recent work on the biogeographical history of tarantulas. Aritra Biswas in the field looking for tarantulas in the forests of the Western…

The fine line between complexity and inaccuracy

Trait-dependent diversification models can be enticing in that a simple setup can give fascinating results. However, without thoughtful model design, conclusions drawn from the models may be wrong. Model design is a balancing act between increasing model complexity to accurately portray a complex reality without increasing it so much that results are inaccurate. While we…

Oceanic islands of the Southwest Pacific: Tracing the history of marine fish endemism

The subtropical oceanic islands of Lord Howe and Norfolk (Australia), as well as Rangitāhua (Kermadec Islands, New Zealand) host marine fish species found nowhere else. But where do these endemics come from? How did they originate? We explored the history of marine ray-finned fish endemism in the region using biogeographic probabilistic models that integrate time-calibrated…

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Biogeography is …

“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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