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Ecological Speciation

Patrik Nosil

Abstract

The origin of biological diversity, via the formation of new species, can be inextricably linked to adaptation to the ecological environment. Specifically, ecological processes are central to the formation of new species when barriers to gene flow (reproductive isolation) evolve between populations as a result of ecologically based divergent natural selection. This process of ‘ecological speciation’ has seen a large body of focused research in the last ten-fifteen years, and a review and synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature is now timely. The book begins by clarifying what eco ... More

Keywords: biological diversity, adaptation, ecological environment, ecological speciation, gene flow, reproductive isolation, natural selection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199587100
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587100.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrik Nosil, author
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA