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.
University of Chicago