Title: The evolutionary ecology of metacommunities
Authors: Urban, Mark C ×
Leibold, Mathew A
Amarasekare, Priyanga
De Meester, Luc
Gomulkiewicz, Richard
Hochberg, Michael E
Klausmeier, Christopher A
Loeuille, Nicolas
de Mazancourt, Claire
Norberg, Jon
Pantel, Jelena H
Strauss, Sharon Y
Vellend, Mark
Wade, Michael J #
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: Elsevier science london
Series Title: Trends in ecology & evolution vol:23 issue:6 pages:311-317
Abstract: Research on the interactions between evolutionary and ecological dynamics has largely focused on local spatial scales and on relatively simple ecological communities. However, recent work demonstrates that dispersal can drastically alter the interplay between ecological and evolutionary dynamics, often in unexpected ways. We argue that a dispersal-centered synthesis of metacommunity ecology and evolution is necessary to make further progress in this important area of research. We demonstrate that such an approach generates several novel outcomes and substantially enhances understanding of both ecological and evolutionary phenomena in three core research areas at the interface of ecology and evolution.
ISSN: 0169-5347
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
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