Niche shifts after long-distance dispersal events in bipolar sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae).

This study investigates climatic niche differences of 5 Carex bipolar species in North and South America

Abstract

Bipolar species represent the greatest biogeographical disjunction on Earth, raising many questions about the colonization and adaptive processes behind such striking distribution. We investigated climatic niche differences of 5 Carex bipolar species in North and South America to assess niche shifts between these 2 regions. Moreover, we assessed potential distribution changes with future climate change.

Citation

Villaverde, T., González-Moreno, P., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Escudero, M. (2017) Niche shifts after long-distance dispersal events in bipolar sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae). American Journal of Botany 104(11), 1765–1774.

Niche shifts after long-distance dispersal events in bipolar sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae)

Published 1 November 2017