Borneo and Indochina are evolutionary hotspots

A recent publication in Systematic Biology highlights the role of Borneo and Indochina as exceptional evolutionary hotspots in Southeast Asia.  Compiling and reanalyzing a large amount of data, a team of 13 experts representing a wide range of scientific fields demonstrate that for a diverse range of fauna and flora, within-area diversification and subsequent emigration have been the predominant signals characterizing Indochina and Borneo’s biota since at least the early Miocene.  Dr. Cannon participated in this study and was a co-author on the publication.

 

The pdf is available for free download from http://sysbio.oxfordjournals.org/content/63/6/879.full.pdf+html