Translator Disclaimer
1 November 2011 Comparative Phylogeography: Designing Studies while Surviving the Process
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Comparative phylogeography (CP) can be defined as the study of the effects of evolutionary history and biogeography on the distribution of genetic variation of codistributed species. CP studies have intensified in recent years, which is a natural progression from an extensive history of intraspecific phylogeography research. On the basis of a thorough review of published studies that specifically deal with CP, our objective in the present review is to provide a comprehensive guide to the discipline that will help those wishing to develop a CP project. We describe the characteristics that shape a CP study and summarize the field's prime theoretical, methodological, and analytical requirements; frequent hypotheses tested; and current achievements and limitations, including a variety of illustrative examples throughout. We finally highlight some new approaches in CP and briefly discuss future directions for the field.

© 2011 by American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press's Rights and Permissions Web site at www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp.
Tania A. Gutiérrez-García and Ella Vázquez-Domínguez "Comparative Phylogeography: Designing Studies while Surviving the Process," BioScience 61(11), 857-868, (1 November 2011). https://doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.11.5
Published: 1 November 2011
JOURNAL ARTICLE
12 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top