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Ecological Opportunities, Communities, and Evolution

Mark A. McPeek

in Evolutionary Community Ecology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691088778
eISBN:
9781400888214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691088778.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book investigates how local and regional patterns of community structure develop across space and through time by focusing on the theoretical interrelationships among community ecology, ... More


The Community of Ecological Opportunities

Mark A. McPeek

in Evolutionary Community Ecology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691088778
eISBN:
9781400888214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691088778.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines ecological opportunities that are available to species in various positions within a biological community, with particular emphasis on identifying the criteria necessary for an ... More


Differentiating in the Community

Mark A. McPeek

in Evolutionary Community Ecology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691088778
eISBN:
9781400888214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691088778.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the evolutionary dynamics that arise when different types of species mix together in a community either by invasion or by perturbation, as well as community mixing caused by ... More


When Character Displacement Occurs

David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig

in Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274181
eISBN:
9780520954045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274181.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Clarifying the facilitators of character displacement is crucial for illuminating the origins of diversity. Six non–mutually exclusive factors are important: (1) standing variation; (2) strong ... More


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