Multiple dimensions of bat biodiversity along an extensive tropical elevational gradient (pages 1124–1136)
Laura M. Cisneros, Kevin R. Burgio, Lindsay M. Dreiss, Brian T. Klingbeil, Bruce D. Patterson, Steven J. Presley and Michael R. Willig
Article first published online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12201
This study demonstrates that species richness is not always an effective surrogate of phylogenetic or functional dimensions of biodiversity. Deviations of phylogenetic or functional dispersion from that expected based on species richness suggest that competitive exclusion and abiotic filtering operate simultaneously on different aspects of bat assemblages at high elevations. Photo credit: L.M. Cisneros.