[Taxacom] Why everything is not everywhere

Sergio Vargas sevragorgia at gmail.com
Sun May 29 13:05:22 CDT 2011


why these things are not everywhere?

an interesting answer in the context of marine invertebrates is proposed in:

Marshall et al. 2010. Phenotype-environment mismatches reduce 
connectivity in the sea. Ecology Letters, 13:128-140

the paper deals with connectivity, hence ecological not biogeographic 
time scales, but is useful anyways.

Jason, Page's panbiogeography paper is:

Page. 1987. Graphs and Generalized Tracks: Quantifying Croizat's 
Panbiogeography. Systematic Zoology, 36: 1-17


> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 22:17:08 +1000
> From: Jim Croft<jim.croft at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] We're on a road to nowhere
> To: Rob Smissen<SmissenR at landcareresearch.co.nz>
> Cc:"taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu"  <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
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> Well, it works when you are looking at spore bearing species.  Stand
> under a Cyathea with ripe sporangia and you really have to ask
> yourself, just why aren't these damn things everywhere?  I guess the
> same could be asked of marine species with a planktonic larval stage.
> Often the why not question is more more interesting than the why question...:)
> jim

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