Date of Award
Master of Science in Biology
This study lends strong support to the idea that members of Bromeliaceae have undergone a recent adaptive radiation, and therefore show that, at least in part, diversity in the tropics is due to a fast speciation rate and that the tropics can be a "cradle" for new diversification and exploitation of varying ecological niches through the diversification of ecophysiological traits within a lineage.
Maher, Keri Renee, "A geographically constrained molecular phylogeny of Panamanian Aechmea species (Bromeliaceae, subfamily bromelioideae)" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3280.