Global diversity patterns and cross-taxa convergence in freshwater systems (pages 365–376)
Clement Tisseuil, Jean-François Cornu, Olivier Beauchard, Sebastien Brosse, William Darwall, Robert Holland, Bernard Hugueny, Pablo A. Tedesco and Thierry Oberdorff
Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12018
The authors analyse, for the first time, the global distribution of five freshwater taxa, identifying a number of recurrent patterns driven by some common environmental factors. The results support the notion that climate per se, productivity, area and history all play an important role in explaining global freshwater diversity patterns.