Climatic effects on niche evolution in a passerine bird clade depend on paleoclimate reconstruction method

Show simple item record Eyres, Alison Eronen, Jussi T. Hagen, Oskar Boehning-Gaese, Katrin Fritz, Susanne A. 2021-07-06T09:24:01Z 2021-07-06T09:24:01Z 2021-05
dc.identifier.citation Eyres , A , Eronen , J T , Hagen , O , Boehning-Gaese , K & Fritz , S A 2021 , ' Climatic effects on niche evolution in a passerine bird clade depend on paleoclimate reconstruction method ' , Evolution , vol. 75 , no. 5 , pp. 1046-1060 .
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dc.description.abstract Climatic niches describe the climatic conditions in which species can persist. Shifts in climatic niches have been observed to coincide with major climatic change, suggesting that species adapt to new conditions. We test the relationship between rates of climatic niche evolution and paleoclimatic conditions through time for 65 Old-World flycatcher species (Aves: Muscicapidae). We combine niche quantification for all species with dated phylogenies to infer past changes in the rates of niche evolution for temperature and precipitation niches. Paleoclimatic conditions were inferred independently using two datasets: a paleoelevation reconstruction and the mammal fossil record. We find changes in climatic niches through time, but no or weak support for a relationship between niche evolution rates and rates of paleoclimatic change for both temperature and precipitation niche and for both reconstruction methods. In contrast, the inferred relationship between climatic conditions and niche evolution rates depends on paleoclimatic reconstruction method: rates of temperature niche evolution are significantly negatively related to absolute temperatures inferred using the paleoelevation model but not those reconstructed from the fossil record. We suggest that paleoclimatic change might be a weak driver of climatic niche evolution in birds and highlight the need for greater integration of different paleoclimate reconstructions. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject Climate change
dc.subject macroevolution
dc.subject paleobiology
dc.subject precipitation
dc.subject temperature
dc.subject trait evolution
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title Climatic effects on niche evolution in a passerine bird clade depend on paleoclimate reconstruction method en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
dc.contributor.organization Past Present Sustainability (PAES)
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