Ecology: Is speciation driven by species diversity? (Reply)

BC Emerson, N Kolm

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Cadena et al.1 question our conclusion that species diversity can positively influence speciation rate on the basis of their analysis of a data set for West Indian land birds, in which an additional variable is added — lineage age. Here we clarify our hypothesis and show why their system is not suitable for testing whether species diversity can drive speciation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E2-E2
Issue number7064
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2005

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