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Climate niche conservatism does not explain restricted distribution patterns in Tynanthus (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae)

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Melo Pacheco De Medeiros, Maria Claudia [1] ; Guisan, Antoine [2, 3] ; Lohmann, Lucia G. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Lausanne, Dept Ecol & Evolut, CH-1015 Lausanne - Switzerland
[3] Univ Lausanne, Inst Earth Surface Dynam, CH-1015 Lausanne - Switzerland
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society; v. 179, n. 1, p. 95-109, SEP 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Studies on niche evolution allow us to establish how species niches have changed over time and to identify how long-term evolutionary processes have led to present-day species distributions. Here, we investigate the patterns of climatic niche evolution in Tynanthus (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae), a genus of narrowly distributed species. We test the hypothesis that niche conservatism has played an important role in the history of this group of Neotropical lianas. We perform univariate and multivariate comparisons between climatic niches of species and associated environmental data with information on phylogenetic relationships. We encountered considerable divergence in niches among species, indicating that niche conservatism in climatic variables does not seem to have played a key role in the history of the genus. (c) 2015 The Linnean Society of London, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2015, 179, 95-109. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50859-2 - Systematics of the tribe Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae)
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/51579-0 - Taxonomic revision, phylogeny and evolution of the ecological niche of Tynanthus Miers (Bignonieae, Bignoniaceae)
Grantee:Maria Cláudia Melo Pacheco de Medeiros
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/50297-0 - Dimensions US-BIOTA São Paulo: a multidisciplinary framework for biodiversity prediction in the Brazilian Atlantic forest hotspot
Grantee:Cristina Yumi Miyaki
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants