Response to Collins
We note serious problems in Collins et al. (Journal of Biogeography, 2011, doi: ): failure to use over 80% of the available data; failure to use one of the two available archipelagoes; mistaken inclusion of four species; and reliance on a grossly inadequate number of null matrices. Curing the paper of these problems would have strengthened the evidence for checkerboards and the role of competition.
Document Type: Correspondence
Affiliations: 1: Wildlife Conservation Network, Los Altos, CA, USA 2: Geography Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA 3: Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Publication date: 2011-12-01