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Thank you for your interesting study. But is your conclusion not obvious? Botany as a science is a western invention and the ability to travel the world by sail was one of he major developments that led to the concept of biodiversity as we know it today (Humboldt, Darwin, Wallace etc.), and evolutionary biology would not exist. That it was also the age of colonization is also obvious. So what exactly do you want to say? Nobody keeps other countries from developing their own biodiversity repositories and there are initiatives to foster collaborations between various countries to do so.
This is an important idea that redirects the relevant research questions to one of phylogenetic history of sexual behavior, rather than one of adaptive advantage of SSB. GPW
I am sure, I am missing something here, but I do not understand why we need a Nature paper to tell us that canopy is making the forest cooler. Just take a hike on a hot summer day! GPW