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dc.contributor.author Stuart, Yoel E.
dc.contributor.author Losos, Jonathan B.
dc.contributor.author Algar, Adam C.
dc.coverage.spatial Neotropics
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean islands
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-10T20:29:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-10T20:29:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-8
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.gm2p8
dc.identifier.citation Stuart YE, Losos JB, Algar AC (2012) The island-mainland species turnover relationship. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279(1744): 4071-4077.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.41013
dc.description Many oceanic islands are notable for their high endemism, suggesting that islands may promote unique assembly processes. However, mainland assemblages sometimes harbour comparable levels of endemism, suggesting that island biotas may not be as unique as often assumed. Here, we test the uniqueness of island biotic assembly by comparing the rate of species turnover among islands and the mainland, after accounting for distance decay and environmental gradients. We modeled species turnover as a function of geographic and environmental distance for mainland (M-M) communities of Anolis lizards and Terrarana frogs, two clades that have diversified extensively on Caribbean islands and the mainland Neotropics. We compared mainland-island (M–I) and island-island (I–I) species turnover to predictions of the M–M model. If island assembly is not unique, then the M–M model should successfully predict M–I and I–I turnover, given geographic and environmental distance. We found that M–I turnover and, to a lesser extent, I–I turnover were significantly higher than predicted for both clades. Thus, in the first quantitative comparison of mainland–island species turnover, we confirm the long-held but untested assumption that island assemblages accumulate biodiversity differently than their mainland counterparts.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.gm2p8/1
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.gm2p8/2
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0816
dc.relation.isreferencedby PMID:22874754
dc.subject beta diversity
dc.subject environmental dissimilarity
dc.subject geographic distance
dc.subject Neotropics
dc.subject species richness
dc.title Data from: The island-mainland species turnover relationship
dc.type Article *
dwc.ScientificName Anolis
dwc.ScientificName Terrarana
dwc.ScientificName Eleutherodactylus
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Algar, Adam C.
prism.publicationName Proceedings of the Royal Society B

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Description This R workspace image contains two dataframes, one for anoles and one for terraranans. Each data frame contains pairwise environmental dissimilarity and species turnover values for island and mainland sub regions. The columns are: | geo_dist: geographic distance between sampling areas | climelev.pc.dist: environmental distance between sampling areas from a pca on environmental variables and elevation | log.area.diff: the difference in log area between sampling areas | sor: Sorensen's index of species turnover | jac: jaccard's index | comp.type: Identifies measures as mainland-mainland (m.m), mainland-island (i.m), or island-island (i.i) | comp.nums: identifies the corresponding sampling areas, which are mapped in the accompanying ArcGIS grids in the Stuart_etal_sample_areas.zip file
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Description Stuart_etal_sample_areas.zip | This compressed folder contains two ArcGIS grids: ter_m_i_samp (Terraranans) and an_m_i_samp (anoles). Each grid shows the mainland range of the relevant clade (values of 1.0), mainland sampled areas (50xxx) and islands included in the analysis(60xxx)
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