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Title: Big data insights into the distribution and evolution of tropical diversity
Authors: Zizka, Alexander
Issue Date: 6-Apr-2018
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences ; Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap
Parts of work: I - Maldonado C, Molina CI, Zizka A, Persson C, Taylor CM, Albán J, Chilquillo E, Rønsted N & Antonelli A (2015), Estimating species diversity and distribution in the era of Big Data:to what extent can we trust public databases? Global Ecology and Biogeography 24(8): 973-984.

II - Zizka A, Silvestro D, Andermann T, Azevedo J, Duarte Ritter C, Farooq H, Herdean A, Ariza Salazar MdlA, Scharn R, Svanteson S, Wengström N, Zizka V & Antonelli A, CoordinateCleaner: new tools for the automated cleaning of geographic occurrences from biological collections. Manuscript, submitted to Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

III - Töpel M, Zizka A, Calió MF, Scharn R, Silvestro D & Antonelli A (2017), Species-GeoCoder: Fast categorisation of species occurrences for analyses of biodiversity, biogeography, ecology and evolution. Systematic Biology 66(2): 145-151.

IV - Edler D, Guedes T, Zizka A, Rosvall M & Antonelli A (2017), Infomap Bioregions: Interactive mapping of biogeographical regions from species distributions. Systematic Biology 66(2): 197-204.

V - Zizka A, ter Steege H, de Céo M & Antonelli A (2018), Finding needles in the haystack: Where to look for rare species in the American Tropics. Ecography 40: 321-330.

VI - Antonelli A, Zizka A, Carvalho FA, Scharn R, Silvestro D, Bacon CD & Condamine F, Amazonia is the primary source of Neotropical biodiversity. Manuscript, submitted to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

VII - Antonelli A, Zizka A, Silvestro D, Scharn R, Cascales-Miñana B & Bacon CD (2015), An engine for global plant diversity: highest evolutionary turnover and emigration in the American Tropics. Frontiers in Genetics 6: 14pp.

VIII - Zizka A, Carvalho-Sobrinho JG, Pennington RT, Queiroz L, Alcantara A, Baum D, Bacon CD & Antonelli A, Biome shifts are common, directional, and increase through time in Bombacoideae (Malvaceae). Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2018-04-27
Disputation: Fredagen den 27 april 2018, kl 10:00, Hörsaalen, Institution för Biologi och Miljövetenskap, Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Amazonia
automated data cleaning
biome shifts
data quality
tropical plant diversity
Abstract: Tropical America (the Neotropics) and tropical Africa have comparable climate and share a geological history as parts of Gondwana. Nevertheless, the Neotropics today harbour roughly three times more flowering plant species than tropical Africa. The role of evolutionary history in generating this pattern remains poorly understood, mostly because collecting biological specimens in the tropics is difficult. Species occurrence information from collections in museums and herbaria has the potential to... more
ISBN: 978-91-88509-13-0
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