Phylogenetic turnover (beta diversity) of avian hosts predicts phylogenetic turnover of avian malaria parasites
Density scatterplots showing relationships between parasite phylogenetic ß-diversity (Pßd) and host Pßd, controlling for host ecological ß-diversity. 10 000 similarity matrices were generated by randomly drawing samples of infected hosts and calculating phylogenetic community nearest taxon distance (NTD) and phylogenetic community mean pairwise distance (MPD) between sample pairs. Regression lines represent 95% credible intervals of variance explained (R2) from multiple regressions on distance matrices. Individual host and parasite pairwise similarity points were scaled prior to plotting.