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|Title:||Cradles of diversity are unlikely relics of regional climate stability|
|Citation:||Current Biology, 2019; 29(10):R356-R357|
|Damien A. Fordham, Stuart C. Brown, Tom M.L. Wigley and Carsten Rahbek|
|Abstract:||The stability of regional climates on millennial timescales is theorised to be a primary determinant of nearby diversification [1-5]. Using simulated patterns of past temperature change at monthly timescales , we show that the locations of climatically stable regions are likely to have varied considerably across and within millennia during glacial-interglacial cycles of the Late Quaternary. This result has important implications for the role of regional climate stability in theories of speciation, because long-term climate refugia are typically presumed to be 'cradles' of diversity (areas of high speciation) only if they remain stable across Milankovitch climate oscillations [1-5], which operate on multi-millennial time scales .|
|Rights:||© 2019 Elsevier Ltd.|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 8|
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