CEES Friday seminar: The tropical-temperate divide

By Trevor Price from University of Chicago


Why are more species found in tropical than temperate regions? Explanations may be broadly divided into those rooted in history or in present day conditions. I describe our research on this issue, which uses birds of the Himalayas as a model system, and new methods to apportion these effects,  derived from text-mining approaches in linguistics. I show how tropical and temperate regions have contributed to the build up of Himalayan diversity.

Trevor Price
University of Chicago

Published June 14, 2018 1:02 PM - Last modified July 4, 2018 10:56 AM