Species persistence in northerly glacial refugia of Europe: a matter of chance or biogeographical traits?
Aim: The southern European peninsulas (Iberian, Italian and Balkan) are considered to have been refugia for many European species of plants and animals during the climatic extremes of the Pleistocene ice ages. A number of recent studies (fossil and genetic), however, have provided evidence for full-glacial survival of some species beyond these peninsulas. Here we explore the biogeographical traits of these species, and ask whether they possessed certain characteristics that enabled them to pe...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Bhagwat, S. A. & Willis, K. J. (2008). 'Species persistence in northerly glacial refugia of Europe: a matter of chance or biogeographical traits?', Journal of Biogeography, 35(3), 464-482. [The definitive version of the article is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2007.01861.x/abstract]. © 2008 the authors. The full-text of this article is not available in ORA, but you may be able to access the article via the publisher copy link on this record page.
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