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Title Speciation and patterns of diversity / edited by Roger K. Butlin, Jon R. Bridle, Dolph Schluter.

Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 333 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Ecological reviews
Ecological reviews.
Note "This volume is derived from the Annual Symposium of the British Ecological Society on 'Speciation and Ecology' which was held at the University of Sheffield, 28-30 March 2007"--Preface.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Speciation and patterns of biodiversity / Roger K. Butlin, Jon R. Bridle and Dolph Schluter -- On the arbitrary identification of real species / Jody Hey -- The evolutionary nature of diversification in sexuals and asexuals / Timothy G. Barraclough [and others] -- The poverty of the protists / Graham Bell -- Theory, community assembly, diversity and evolution in the microbial world / Thomas P. Curtis, Nigel C. Wallbridge and William T. Sloan -- Limits to adaptation and patterns of biodiversity / Jon R. Bridle, Jitka Polechova and Tim H. Vines -- Dynamic patterns of adaptive radiation: evolution of mating preferences / Sergey Gavrilets and Aaron Vose -- Niche dimensionality and ecological speciation / Patrik Nosil and Luke Harmon -- Progressive levels of trait divergence along a 'speciation transect' in the Lake Victoria cichlid fish Pundamilia / Ole Seehausen -- Rapid speciation, hybridization and adaptive radiation in the Heliconius melpomene group / James Mallet -- Investigating ecological speciation / Daniel J. Funk -- Biotic interactions and speciation in the tropics / Douglas W. Schemske -- Ecological influences on the temporal pattern of speciation / Albert B. Phillimore and Trevor D. Price -- Speciation, extinction and diversity / Robert E. Ricklefs -- Temporal patterns in diversification rates / Andy Purvis [and others] -- Speciation and extinction in the fossil record of North American mammals / John Alroy.
Summary "Bringing together the viewpoints of leading ecologists concerned with the processes that generate patterns of diversity, and evolutionary biologists who focus on mechanisms of speciation, this book opens up discussion in order to broaden understanding of how speciation affects patterns of biological diversity, especially the uneven distribution of diversity across time, space and taxa studied by macroecologists. Written for graduate students and academic researchers, the book promotes a more complete understanding of the interaction between mechanisms and rates of speciation and these patterns in biological diversity."--Jacket.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Species diversity -- Congresses.
Biodiversity -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Electronic book.
Added Author Butlin, Roger, 1955-
Bridle, Jon.
Schluter, Dolph.
Other Form: Print version: Speciation and patterns of diversity. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009 9780521883184 (DLC) 2008025507 (OCoLC)232358059
ISBN 9780511719264 (electronic bk.)
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