Hans Peter Linder
University of Zurich
EcologyRestionaceaeSpecies richnessBotanyBiology
What is this?
Publications 110
#1Marit van Santen (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 1
#2Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
Abstract The Cape flora is compositionally biased, being dominated by a few fynbos clades (such as Iridaceae, Ericaceae, Proteaceae and Restionaceae) that make up major part of the distinct heathland vegetation in the Cape Floristic Region. Uncertainty exists concerning what excluded the subtropical to tropical palm-dominated woodland/forest vegetation that was the dominant component in the CFR in the Paleocene and allowed the fynbos clades, which are largely derived from outside Africa, to esta...
1 CitationsSource
#2Rafael O. WüestH-Index: 12
Last. Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
view all 7 authors...
#1Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
1 CitationsSource
#1N. M. Nürk (Yale University)
#2Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
Last. Michael D. Pirie (University of Bergen)H-Index: 20
view all 18 authors...
Understanding how and why rates of evolutionary diversification vary is a central issue in evolutionary biology and ecology. The concept of adaptive radiation has attracted much interest, but is metaphorical and verbal in nature, making it difficult to quantitatively compare different evolutionary lineages or geographic regions. In addition, the causes of evolutionary stasis are relatively neglected. Here we review the central concepts in the evolutionary diversification literature and bring the...
#1Julia Born (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 2
#2Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
1 CitationsSource
#1Jalil Noroozi (University of Vienna)H-Index: 9
#2Amir Talebi (UT: University of Tehran)H-Index: 1
Last. Gerald M. Schneeweiss (University of Vienna)H-Index: 35
view all 6 authors...
Conservation biology aims at identifying areas of rich biodiversity. Currently recognized global biodiversity hotspots are spatially too coarse for conservation management and identification of hotspots at a finer scale is needed. This might be achieved by identification of areas of endemism. Here, we identify areas of endemism in Iran, a major component of the Irano-Anatolian biodiversity hotspot, and address their ecological correlates. Using the extremely diverse sunflower family (Asteraceae)...
8 CitationsSource
#1Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
#2Caroline E. R. Lehmann (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 17
Last. David M. Richardson (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 97
view all 5 authors...
Poaceae (the grasses) is arguably the most successful plant family, in terms of its global occurrence in (almost) all ecosystems with angiosperms, its ecological dominance in many ecosystems, and high species richness. We suggest that the success of grasses is best understood in context of their capacity to colonize, persist, and transform environments (the "Viking syndrome"). This results from combining effective long-distance dispersal, efficacious establishment biology, ecological flexibility...
20 CitationsSource
#1Rafael O. WüestH-Index: 12
#2Glenn LitsiosH-Index: 15
Last. Peter B. PearmanH-Index: 33
view all 8 authors...
#1Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
#2N.A. HelmeH-Index: 1
Abstract The new species Elegia namaquense is similar to the widespread Elegia tectorum but differs strikingly in its well-developed rhizomes, smaller flowers and sparser female inflorescences, and in the indehiscent unilocular fruit (nutlet). It is the only species of Elegia found on the Namaqualand coastal plain and the only Restionaceae species endemic to Namaqualand Sand Fynbos.
1 CitationsSource
#1Orlando Schwery (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 2
#2Renske E. Onstein (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 10
Last. Hans Peter Linder (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 32
view all 6 authors...
Mountains are often more species-rich than lowlands. This could be the result of migration from lowlands to mountains, of a greater survival rate in mountains, or of a higher diversification rate in mountains. We investigated this question in the globally distributed family Ericaceae, which includes c. 4426 species ranging from sea level to > 5000 m. We predict that the interaction of low specific leaf area (SLA) and montane habitats is correlated with increased diversification rates. A molecula...
70 CitationsSource