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The goal of DAISIEmainland is to simulate data to test whether the DAISIE model (Dynamic Assembly of Island biota through Speciation Immigration and Extinction) initially developed in Valente et al. (2015) and used in Valente et al. (2017a, 2017b, 2019, 2020) and Hauffe et al. (2020) can reliably estimate macroevolutionary parameters (cladogenesis, extinction, carrying capacity, immigration and anagenesis) when the assumption of a static mainland pool of species is violated, as is the case in nature.


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Cite the DAISIE package

Etienne R. S., Valente, L., Phillimore, A. B., Haegeman, B., Lambert, J. W., Neves, P., Xie, S., Bilderbeek, R. J. C. & Hildenbrant H. (2022). DAISIE: Dynamical Assembly of Islands by Speciation, Immigration and Extinction. R package version 4.1.1.

References of previous DAISIE papers

Valente, L., Phillimore, A.B., & Etienne, R.S. (2015). Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics simultaneously operate in the Galápagos islands. Ecology Letters, 18(8), 844–852.

Valente, L., Etienne, R.S., & Dávalos, L.M. (2017). Recent extinctions disturb path to equilibrium diversity in Caribbean bats. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1(2), 0026.

Valente, L., Illera, J.C., Havenstein, K., Pallien, T., Etienne, R.S., & Tiedemann, R. (2017). Equilibrium Bird Species Diversity in Atlantic Islands. Current Biology, 27(11), 1660-1666.

Valente, L., Phillimore, A.B., & Etienne, R.S. (2018). Using molecular phylogenies in island biogeography: It’s about time. Ecography, 1–3.

Valente, L., Etienne, R.S., & Garcia-R., J.C. (2019). “Deep Macroevolutionary Impact of Humans on New Zealand’s Unique Avifauna.” Current Biology 29 (15): 2563-2569.e4.

Valente, L., Phillimore, A.B., Melo, M., Warren, B.H., Clegg, S.M., Havenstein, K., Tiedemann, R., Illera, J.C.,, Thebaud, C., Aschenbach, T. & Etienne, R.S. (2020). “A Simple Dynamic Model Explains the Diversity of Island Birds Worldwide.” Nature 579 (7797): 92–96.

Hauffe, T., Delicado, D., Etienne, R.S., & Valente, L. (2020). Lake expansion elevates equilibrium diversity via increasing colonization. Journal of Biogeography 47: 1849–1860.

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