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Geology and climate drive diversification

Data from the Galapagos Islands exemplify how geology and climate can interact to cause episodes of isolation and fusion of the biota across a landscape. Different scales of such cycles dictate varying mechanisms of species generation.

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Figure 1: Isolation across scales of space and time.

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Gillespie, R., Roderick, G. Geology and climate drive diversification. Nature 509, 297–298 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/509297a

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