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13 p, 620.0 KB Urbanisation and the loss of phylogenetic diversity in birds / Sol, Daniel (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals) ; Bartomeus, Ignasi (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya)) ; González-Lagos, César (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) ; Pavoine, Sandrine (Université de Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne. Centre d'Ecologie et des Sciences de la Conservation)
Despite the recognised conservation value of phylogenetic diversity, little is known about how it is affected by the urbanisation process. Combining a complete avian phylogeny with surveys along urbanisation gradients from five continents, we show that highly urbanised environments supported on average 450 million fewer years of evolutionary history than the surrounding natural environments. [...]
2017 - 10.1111/ele.12769
Ecology Letters, Vol. 20 (June 2017) , p. 721–729
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