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Biomes are everybody's kingdom: A platform where ecology and biogeography meet

Mucina, L. (2020) Biomes are everybody's kingdom: A platform where ecology and biogeography meet. New Phytologist . Early View.

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Abstract

Procheş’ (2020) criticism of Mucina's (2019) research review on the evolution of the biome concept raises several points. It argues that evolutionary history is a tool reserved for delimiting phytochoria (phytogeographic regions) and it is not appropriate for biomes. Procheş notes that the ‘only things biomes and kingdoms [phytochoria] have in common is that they both have to be globally mappable’. This statement bears on our understanding of the biome as an ecological‐evolutionary concept, and on how phytochoria and biomes are recognized (or delimited) and mapped. In the following, I respond to Procheş' arguments that will demonstrate a divergence in our thinking regarding the conceptual framework for differences in the delimitation of biomes and phytochory.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Harry Butler Institute
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 2020 The Author.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58247
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