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Phylogenetic Ecology: A History, Critique, and Remodeling

Nathan G. Swenson


Phylogenetic trees are hypotheses depicting the degree of relatedness between species and have, therefore, been critical pieces of information for evolutionary biologists in their research programs for decades. Phylogenies in ecology, on the other hand, have traditionally been used infrequently or all out avoided except in those instances where the researcher was forced to use one to account for non-independence in their data. Part of this avoidance was due to a lack of reliable phylogenetic information for the species being investigated. It was also partly due to ecologists having relatively ... More

Keywords: community ecology, ecology, comparative biology, evolutionary biology, historical ecology, phylogeny, macroecology, macroevolution, plant biology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226671475
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226671642.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathan G. Swenson, author
University of Maryland