Our Nature Ecology & Evolution paper is out!


Renske Onstein and Daniel Kissling from the BIOMAC lab together with colleagues from Denmark, the UK, Sweden and France have published a new paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution. The study reveals that palms with small fruit sizes have particularily high speciation rates, especially in the understory of tropical rainforests in the New World and on islands in the Old World. This suggests that the speciation of fleshy-fruited plants is shaped by fruit traits in combination with island biogeography and the movement behaviour of frugivores. Read the paper, the press release, or a blog about this research.