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Species abundance distributions: moving beyond single prediction theories to integration within an ecological framework.
Species abundance distributions (SADs) follow one of ecology's oldest and most universal laws--every community shows a hollow curve or hyperbolic shape on a histogram with many rare species and justExpand
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Species Diversity in Space and Time
Preface 1. The road ahead 2. Patterns in space 3. Temporal patterns 4. Dimensionless patterns 5. Speciation 6. Extinction 7. Evolution of the relationship between habitat diversity and speciesExpand
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Macroecology: The Division of Food and Space Among Species on Continents
Analyses of statistical distributions of body mass, population density, and size and shape of geographic range offer insights into the empirical patterns and causal mechanisms that characterize theExpand
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Evolution of Species Assemblages: Effects of Energetic Constraints and Species Dynamics on the Diversification of the North American Avifauna
Characteristics of the terrestrial avifauna of North America can be viewed as adaptations by a taxonomically, geographically, and ecologically defined assemblage of many species to the constraintsExpand
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Theoretical models of species' borders: single species approaches
The range of potential mechanisms limiting species' distributions in space is nearly as varied and complex as the diversity of life itself. Yet viewed abstractly, a species' border is a geographicExpand
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Empirical evaluation of neutral theory.
We describe a general framework for testing neutral theory. We summarize similarities and differences between ten different versions of neutral theory. Two central predictions of neutral theory areExpand
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Similarity of Mammalian Body Size across the Taxonomic Hierarchy and across Space and Time
Although it is commonly assumed that closely related animals are similar in body size, the degree of similarity has not been examined across the taxonomic hierarchy. Moreover, little is known aboutExpand
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Relationship between cystic fibrosis respiratory tract bacterial communities and age, genotype, antibiotics and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Polymicrobial bronchopulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) cause progressive lung damage and death. Although the arrival of Pseudomonas aeruginosa often heralds a more rapid rate of pulmonaryExpand
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Body size, ecological dominance and Cope's rule
We present data and analyses demonstrating that large species utilize a disproportionately large share of the resources within local ecosystems. Even though small species tend to have higher localExpand
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