We have little knowledge of how climatic variation (and by proxy, habitat variation) influences the phylogenetic structure of tropical communities. Here, we quantified the phylogenetic structure of mammal communities in Africa to investigate how community structure varies with respect to climate and species richness variation across the continent. In addition, we investigated how phylogenetic patterns vary across carnivores, primates, and ungulates.
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Kamilar, J. M., Beaudrot, L., & Reed, K. E. (2015). Climate and Species Richness Predict the Phylogenetic Structure of African Mammal Communities. Plos One, 10(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121808