Journal article

Patterns and drivers of species diversity in the Indo-Pacific red seaweed Portieria

Frederik Leliaert, Dioli Ann Payo, Carlos Frederico D Gurgel, Tom Schils, Stefano GA Draisma, Gary W Saunders, Mitsunobu Kamiya, Alison R Sherwood, Showe-Mei Lin, John M Huisman, Line Le Gall, Robert J Anderson, John J Bolton, Lydiane Mattio, Mayalen Zubia, Tracey Spokes, Christophe Vieira, Claude E Payri, Eric Coppejans, Sofie D'hondt Show all



AIM: Biogeographical processes underlying Indo‐Pacific biodiversity patterns have been relatively well studied in marine shallow water invertebrates and fishes, but have been explored much less extensively in seaweeds, despite these organisms often displaying markedly different patterns. Using the marine red alga Portieria as a model, we aim to gain understanding of the evolutionary processes generating seaweed biogeographical patterns. Our results will be evaluated and compared with known patterns and processes in animals. LOCATION: Indo‐Pacific marine region. METHODS: Species diversity estimates were inferred using DNA‐based species delimitation methods. Historical biogeographical patterns..

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Awarded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq)

Awarded by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Awarded by Thailand Research Fund

Funding Acknowledgements

Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO), Grant/Award Number: GOH3817N; Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR); Global Taxonomy Initiative; Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences; Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), Grant/Award Number: 209-62; Australian Biological Resources Study, Grant/Award Number: RFL213-08; Australian Research Council, Grant/Award Number: DP150100705, FT110100585; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq), Grant/Award Number: PQ-309658/2016-0; National Research Foundation (South Africa); Schure-Beijerinck-Popping Fund; Census of Coral Reefs Life - Australia (CReefs); World Wildlife Fund; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Grant/Award Number: ALW-NWO 852.000.50, WOTRO-NWO R 85-38; Thailand Research Fund, Grant/Award Number: RSA6080057; Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; Total Foundation; EMBRC Belgium