Historical reconstruction of climatic and elevation preferences and the evolution of cloud forest-adapted tree ferns in Mesoamerica

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Sosa, Victoria ; Ornelas, Juan Francisco ; Ramírez-Barahona, Santiago ; Gándara, Etelvina (2016)
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
  • Journal: PeerJ, volume 4 (issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7717/peerj.2696, pmc: PMC5119233
  • Subject: Cloud forest | Tree ferns | Biodiversity | Biogeography | Cyatheaceae | Elevational shifts | Pleistocene | Medicine | Evolutionary Studies | R | Ecology | Quaternary | Plant Science | Climate tolerance | Neogene | Neotropics
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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... View more
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