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Phylogenies in EcologyA Guide to Concepts and Methods$
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Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691157689

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.001.0001

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Conclusion: Where To From Here?

Conclusion: Where To From Here?

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(p.209) Chapter 10 Conclusion: Where To From Here?
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Phylogenies in Ecology
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Marc W. Cadotte

T. Jonathan Davies

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.003.0010

This book has explored the major methods and concepts in the field of ecophylogenetics. It has considered many of the common statistics and metrics used by ecologists when testing ecophylogenetic hypotheses at both small and large scales. The power of this approach is predicated on the assumption that phylogeny provides information on the evolutionary history of traits that cannot be inferred simply from community data. This concluding chapter reviews some of the advances that have been made in terms of predicting ecology from evolutionary patterns, combining trait and phylogenetic information, and developing a more predictive science of climate change and the biology of species invasions. It also discusses several possible trajectories for ecophylogenetic analyses in the future that will be important in moving the field forward. Finally, it looks at the benefits of a synthesis between ecology and evolution.

Keywords:   ecophylogenetics, phylogeny, evolutionary history, traits, ecology, evolutionary patterns, phylogenetic information, climate change, species invasion, evolution

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