Historical reconstruction of climatic and elevation preferences and the evolution of cloud forest-adapted tree ferns in Mesoamerica
Ornelas, Juan Francisco
- Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
(issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359)
Cloud forest | Tree ferns | Biodiversity | Biogeography | Cyatheaceae | Elevational shifts | Pleistocene | Medicine | Evolutionary Studies | R | Ecology | Quaternary | Plant Science | Climate tolerance | Neogene | Neotropics
mesheuropmc: sense organs
Background Cloud forests, characterized by a persistent, frequent or seasonal low-level cloud cover and fragmented distribution, are one of the most threatened habitats, especially in the Neotropics. Tree ferns are among the most conspicuous elements in these forests, a...