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The influence of ecological and geographic limits on the evolution of species distributions and diversity

Herrera-Alsina, L., Pigot, A. L., Hildenbrandt, H. & Etienne, R. S., Oct-2018, In : Evolution. 72, 10, p. 1978-1991

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Herrera-Alsina, L., Pigot, A. L., Hildenbrandt, H., & Etienne, R. S. (2018). The influence of ecological and geographic limits on the evolution of species distributions and diversity. Evolution, 72(10), 1978-1991. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13563

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Herrera-Alsina, Leonel ; Pigot, Alex L ; Hildenbrandt, Hanno ; Etienne, Rampal S. / The influence of ecological and geographic limits on the evolution of species distributions and diversity. In: Evolution. 2018 ; Vol. 72, No. 10. pp. 1978-1991.

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Herrera-Alsina, L, Pigot, AL, Hildenbrandt, H & Etienne, RS 2018, 'The influence of ecological and geographic limits on the evolution of species distributions and diversity', Evolution, vol. 72, no. 10, pp. 1978-1991. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13563

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The influence of ecological and geographic limits on the evolution of species distributions and diversity. / Herrera-Alsina, Leonel; Pigot, Alex L; Hildenbrandt, Hanno; Etienne, Rampal S.

In: Evolution, Vol. 72, No. 10, 10.2018, p. 1978-1991.

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Herrera-Alsina L, Pigot AL, Hildenbrandt H, Etienne RS. The influence of ecological and geographic limits on the evolution of species distributions and diversity. Evolution. 2018 Oct;72(10):1978-1991. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13563


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