Biogeography: Are Tropical Species Less Specialised?

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Abstract

Species richness increases from the poles to the tropics, which has led to the view that interactions in tropical species are more specialised. A new study on pollinators and seed dispersers finds that tropical interactions are in fact less specialised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R914-R915
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume22
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Nov 2012

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Keywords

  • Biogeoraphy
  • Tropical species

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Biogeography: Are Tropical Species Less Specialised? / Ollerton, Jeff.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 22, No. 21, 05.11.2012, p. R914-R915.

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