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Distributional Patterns of Epiphytic Ferns are Explained by the Presence of Cryptic Species

Fayle, TM and Dumbrell, AJ and Turner, EC and Foster, WA (2011) 'Distributional Patterns of Epiphytic Ferns are Explained by the Presence of Cryptic Species.' Biotropica, 43 (1). 6 - 7. ISSN 0006-3606

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Abstract

In a recent article in this journal Zhang and colleagues investigated the factors affecting the distribution of a species of epiphytic fern Asplenium nidus L. in rain forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Here we suggest that their findings may be interpreted in the light of there being two cryptic species present, each with different ecologies, as is the case in Malaysian Borneo. We also discuss the implications of the existence of cryptic species when attempting to conserve forest diversity in the face of climate change and habitat conversion.Abstract in Malay is available at http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/btp. © 2010 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2010 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 21:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/344

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