Comparative biogeography of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622215
Title:
Comparative biogeography of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region
Authors:
Ung, V; Zaragueta-Bagils, R; Williams, DM ( 0000-0002-0584-307X )
Abstract:
The relationship between the areas of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region is still debated because of their complex historical geology and the enormous diversity of taxa. Cladistic methods have previously been used to reconstruct the relationships between areas in the region but never with such a high number of unrelated taxa (35). We use a compilation of phylogenies to investigate area relationships among Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region, run the comparative analysis with LisBeth [based on three-item analyses (3ia)] and compare the results with recently published geological reconstructions of the region. We discuss the relevance of such an approach to the interpretation of general pattern. The two questions addressed are: (1) is there an emerging common pattern; and (2) how to explain actual distributions of taxa in Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region. Three-item analysis found 27 optimal trees. An intersection tree reconstructed from the common three-area statements had an overall retention index of 84.8% and retrieved 13 nodes with two major branches compatible with a separation between Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region (i.e. congruent with some geological reconstructions). Any congruent patterns revealed by the combination of unrelated taxa should reflect a common cause. The extraction of information on area relationships contained in phylogenetic analyses of taxa consists of testing for area homologues. We obtained the tree from this region based on an empirical dataset which we hope will contribute to new insights into area classification in the region.
Citation:
Visotheary Ung, René Zaragueta-Bagils, David M. Williams; Comparative biogeography of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region. Biol J Linn Soc 2016; 117 (2): 372-385. doi: 10.1111/bij.12670
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Issue date:
Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622215
DOI:
10.1111/bij.12670
Type:
Journal Article
Item Description:
The file attached is the accepted/final draft post-refereeing version of the article
Subject Terms:
areas of endemism; cladistics; historical biogeography; natural biogeographic areas; pattern; process; synapomorphic taxa; three-item analysis (3ia)
ISSN:
0024-4066
Appears in Collections:
Life sciences

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dc.contributor.authorUng, Ven
dc.contributor.authorZaragueta-Bagils, Ren
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, DMen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-13T14:05:23Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-13T14:05:23Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-
dc.identifier.citationVisotheary Ung, René Zaragueta-Bagils, David M. Williams; Comparative biogeography of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region. Biol J Linn Soc 2016; 117 (2): 372-385. doi: 10.1111/bij.12670en
dc.identifier.issn0024-4066-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/bij.12670-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622215-
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between the areas of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region is still debated because of their complex historical geology and the enormous diversity of taxa. Cladistic methods have previously been used to reconstruct the relationships between areas in the region but never with such a high number of unrelated taxa (35). We use a compilation of phylogenies to investigate area relationships among Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region, run the comparative analysis with LisBeth [based on three-item analyses (3ia)] and compare the results with recently published geological reconstructions of the region. We discuss the relevance of such an approach to the interpretation of general pattern. The two questions addressed are: (1) is there an emerging common pattern; and (2) how to explain actual distributions of taxa in Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region. Three-item analysis found 27 optimal trees. An intersection tree reconstructed from the common three-area statements had an overall retention index of 84.8% and retrieved 13 nodes with two major branches compatible with a separation between Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region (i.e. congruent with some geological reconstructions). Any congruent patterns revealed by the combination of unrelated taxa should reflect a common cause. The extraction of information on area relationships contained in phylogenetic analyses of taxa consists of testing for area homologues. We obtained the tree from this region based on an empirical dataset which we hope will contribute to new insights into area classification in the region.en
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
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dc.titleComparative biogeography of Southeast Asia and the West Pacific region-
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalBiological Journal of the Linnean Societyen
dc.identifier.volume117en
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dc.identifier.startpage372 - 385en
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