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dc.contributor.authorGonzalez-Voyer, A.
dc.contributor.authorvon Hardenberg, Achaz
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-17T08:44:50Z
dc.date.available2020-02-17T08:44:50Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationGonzalez-Voyer, A. & von Hardenberg, A. (2014). An introduction to Phylogenetic Path Analysis. In: Garamszegi, L. S. Modern phylogenetic comparative methods and their application in evolutionary biology (Ed.). Springer Verlag, Berlin. pp. 201-230.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9783662435502en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/623179
dc.description.abstractThe questions addressed by macroevolutionary biologists are often impervious to experimental approaches, and alternative methods have to be adopted. The phy- logenetic comparative approach is a very powerful one since it combines a large number of species and thus spans long periods of evolutionary change. However, there are limits to the inferences that can be drawn from the results, in part due to the limitations of the most commonly employed analytical methods. In this chapter, we show how confirmatory path analysis can be undertaken explicitly controlling for non-independence due to shared ancestry. The phylogenetic path analysis method we present allows researchers to move beyond the estimation of direct effects and analyze the relative importance of alternative causal models including direct and indirect paths of influence among variables. We begin the chapter with a general introduction to path analysis and then present a step-by-step guide to phylogenetic path analysis using the d-separation method. We also show how the known statistical problems associated with non-independence of data points due to shared ancestry become compounded in path analysis. We finish with a discussion about the potential effects of collinearity and measurement error, and a look toward possible future developments.en_US
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783662435496en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectPhylogenetic comparative methodsen_US
dc.subjectPath analysisen_US
dc.titleAn introduction to Phylogenetic Path Analysisen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentEstación Biológica de Doñana, Gran Paradiso National Parken_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2214-07-29
refterms.dateFCD2020-02-15T08:48:16Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
rioxxterms.publicationdate2014-07-29
dc.dateAccepted2014
dc.date.deposited2020-02-17en_US


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