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dc.contributor.authorIgea, Javier
dc.contributor.authorTanentzap, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-02T16:32:59Z
dc.date.available2021-11-02T16:32:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-02
dc.date.submitted2021-01-28
dc.identifier.others41559-021-01545-6
dc.identifier.other1545
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330188
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Topographic change shapes the evolution of biodiversity by influencing both habitat connectivity and habitat diversity as well as abiotic factors like climate. However, its role in creating global biodiversity gradients remains poorly characterized because geology, climate and evolutionary data have rarely been integrated across concordant timescales. Here we show that topographic uplift over the last 3 million years explains more spatial variation in the speciation of all mammals and birds than do the direct effects of palaeoclimate change and both present-day elevation and present-day temperature. By contrast, the effects of topographic changes are much smaller than those of present-day temperatures in eroded areas. Together, our results stress that historical geological processes rather than traditionally studied macroecological gradients may ultimately generate much of the world’s biodiversity. More broadly, as the Earth’s surface continues to rise and fall, topography will remain an important driver of evolutionary change and novelty.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group UK
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subject/631/181/759
dc.subject/631/158/670
dc.subject/631/158/2462
dc.subjectarticle
dc.titleGlobal topographic uplift has elevated speciation in mammals and birds over the last 3 million years
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-11-02T16:32:58Z
prism.endingPage1535
prism.issueIdentifier11
prism.publicationNameNature Ecology & Evolution
prism.startingPage1530
prism.volume5
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77629
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-26
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41559-021-01545-6
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidIgea, Javier [0000-0001-9493-2076]
dc.contributor.orcidTanentzap, Andrew J. [0000-0002-2883-1901]
dc.identifier.eissn2397-334X
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (Wellcome) (105602/Z/14/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idGatsby Charitable Foundation (GAT2962)
pubs.funder-project-idIsaac Newton Trust (17.24r)


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