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Macroevolutionary convergence connects morphological form to ecological function in birds

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Animals have diversified into a bewildering variety of morphological forms exploiting a complex configuration of trophic niches. Their morphological diversity is widely used as an index of ecosystem function, but the extent to which animal traits predict trophic niches and associated ecological processes is unclear. Here we use the measurements of nine key morphological traits for >99% bird species to show that avian trophic diversity is described by a trait space with four dimensions. The po...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41559-019-1070-4

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Nature Research Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
4
Pages:
230–239
Publication date:
2020-01-13
Acceptance date:
2019-11-20
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EISSN:
2397-334X
Source identifiers:
1073448
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English
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2019-11-22

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