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Project: Taxonomic turnover in terrestrial and aquatic diatom communities: integration of macroecological, morphological, phylogenetic-evolutionary and ecophysiological approaches

project duration
01-JAN-07 – 31-DEC-10
abstract
This project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between historical-evolutionary and ecological mechanisms and observed patterns in endemism, latitudinal diversity gradients and regional species turnover in terrestrial and lacustrine diatom floras. To this end, we (1) develop a global taxonomic consistent diatom dataset at the species level and (2) study the phylogenetic distance between model taxa.