Catching up on unfinished work: today has been spent mostly working over my little treebase applications note. I’m still deciding what/how to present in terms of the meta-analysis section – looking at the classic trends on diversification rate statistics: \(\gamma\) statistic (Pybus & Harvey, 2000) and diversification rate, and dependence on number of taxa. Not sure how best to handle issues of data choice, quality, or to just average over the available data. Analyses along the lines of (McPeek & Brown, 2007), (Phillimore & Price, 2008). Hard to compress a full analysis in without a full paper. Draft sent to some folks, we’ll see.
Code/graphs for this analysis. (re-run to create post, Weds).
Pybus O and Harvey P (2000). “Testing Macro-Evolutionary Models Using Incomplete Molecular Phylogenies.” Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 267. ISSN 0962-8452, https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2000.1278.
McPeek M and Brown J (2007). “Clade Age And Not Diversification Rate Explains Species Richness Among Animal Taxa.” The American Naturalist, 169. ISSN 0003-0147, https://dx.doi.org/10.1086/512135.
Phillimore A and Price T (2008). “Density-Dependent Cladogenesis in Birds.” Plos Biology, 6. ISSN 1544-9173, https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0060071.