Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Research article
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01 Oct 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 01 Oct 2019

Mapping landscape connectivity as a driver of species richness under tectonic and climatic forcing

Tristan Salles, Patrice Rey, and Enrico Bertuzzo


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AR by Tristan Salles on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Aug 2019) by Robert Hilton
RR by Phaedra Upton (29 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Sep 2019) by Robert Hilton
ED: Publish as is (07 Sep 2019) by A. Joshua West (Editor)
AR by Tristan Salles on behalf of the Authors (08 Sep 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Mountainous landscapes have long been recognized as potential drivers for genetic drift, speciation, and ecological resilience. We present a novel approach that can be used to assess and quantify drivers of biodiversity, speciation, and endemism over geological time. Using coupled climate–landscape models, we show that biodiversity under tectonic and climatic forcing relates to landscape dynamics and that landscape complexity drives species richness through orogenic history.