Life Sciences Seminar
Exploring biogeographical patterns of bryophytes on oceanic islands. Is all explained by dispersal ability?
Department of Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Liege University
Friday 1 of February 11:00
Sir Neil Chalmers seminar room, Darwin Centre LG16 (below Attenborough studio)
Oceanic island biotas are typically characterized by a suite of life-history traits known as ‘island syndromes’. Among such evolutionary phenomena, the loss of dispersal ability characteristic for island taxa has contributed to the hypothesis that islands are evolutionary dead-ends. By using different ecological and phylogeographic approaches, we investigate whether such a prediction applies to highly vagile organisms, taking bryophytes as a model.
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