Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 9963: Mittelbach: Gradients in biodiversity and speciation , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and McPeek M. 2008.
Diversification rates obtained from a survey of species-level molecular phylogenies
nceas.949.1 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.949.1/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Diversification rates obtained from a survey of species-level molecular phylogenies
Identifier:nceas.949
Abstract:
Diversification rates estimated from species-level phylogenies obtained from 245 clades of animals and plants. A full description of this data set can be found in McPeek, M.A. and J.M. Brown (2007) Clade age and not diversification rate explains species richness among animal taxa. American Naturalist 169:E97-E106. See also McPeek, M.A. (2008) The ecological dynamics of clade diversification and community assembly. American Naturalist 172:E270-E284.
Keywords:None:
  • diversification rates (theme)
  • molecular phylogenies (theme)
  • species diversity (theme)
  • plants and animals (taxonomic)
Publication Date:2008-11-13

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 9963: Mittelbach: Gradients in biodiversity and speciation
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Mark McPeek
Organization:Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Address:
Hanover, New Hampshire 03766 USA
Phone:
603-646-2389 (voice)
Email Address:
mark.mcpeek@dartmouth.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Mark McPeek
Organization:Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Address:
Hanover, New Hampshire 03766 USA
Phone:
603-646-2389 (voice)
Email Address:
mark.mcpeek@dartmouth.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Mark McPeek
Individual: Jonathan Brown
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Gary Mittelbach

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Global
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  0.0000   degrees
East:  0.0000   degrees
North:  0.0000   degrees
South:  0.0000   degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1995
End:
2006
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:plants and animals

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

literature search

Molecular phylogenies were extracted from the primary literature.

Sampling Area And Frequency:
For details see: McPeek, M.A. and J.M. Brown (2007) Clade age and not diversification rate explains species richness among animal taxa. American Naturalist 169:E97-E106.
Sampling Description:
For details see: McPeek, M.A. and J.M. Brown (2007) Clade age and not diversification rate explains species richness among animal taxa. American Naturalist 169:E97-E106.

Data Set Usage Rights

no restrictions
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File