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Climate, Niche Evolution, and Diversification of the “Bird‐Cage” Evening Primroses (Oenothera, Sections Anogra and Kleinia)
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It is suggested that the spatiotemporal climatic heterogeneity of western North America has served as a driver of diversification in relation to climate, consistent with Axelrod's hypothesis that the spread of arid conditions in western NorthAmerica stimulated diversification of ard‐adapted lineages. Expand
Advancing population ecology with integral projection models: A practical guide
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Here, this work illustrates IPMs for a series of plant life histories of increasing complexity and biological realism, highlighting the utility of various regression methods for capturing biological patterns. Expand
GERM BANKING: BET‐HEDGING AND VARIABLE RELEASE FROM EGG AND SEED DORMANCY
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A general term is suggested, germ banking, to incorporate all previous terms, unifying many seemingly disparate biological strategies under a single definition, including modification of the age structure of a population, the alteration of microevolutionary dynamics, the migration of alleles from the past, the maintenance of genetic and species diversity, and the promotion of species coexistence. Expand
Bet Hedging via Seed Banking in Desert Evening Primroses (Oenothera, Onagraceae): Demographic Evidence from Natural Populations
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Stochastic simulations of population growth revealed patterns indicative of bet hedging via seed banking, particularly in the annual populations: variance in fitness and fitness in the average environment were lower with seed banking than without, whereas long‐run stochastic mean fitness was higher with seed Banking than without across a wide range of probabilities of the wet year. Expand
Towards Process-based Range Modeling of Many Species.
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It is suggested that opportunities exist to produce process-based range models for many species, by using hierarchical and inverse modeling to borrow strength across species, fill data gaps, fuse diverse data sets, and model across biological and spatial scales. Expand
Patterns in Foreign News Coverage on U.S. Network TV: A 10-Year Analysis
In recent years, coverage of foreign news by the U.S. mass media has come under increasing scrutiny. Spurred by the international debate over the flow of news and information, critics have chargedExpand
Are species' responses to global change predicted by past niche evolution?
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It is found that species' proneness to demographic decline is associated with slow evolution of the habitat niche in the past, in addition to certain current-day life-history and ecological traits, which support the view that niche conservatism can prevent some species from coping with environmental change. Expand
Ecological Conditions Affect Evolutionary Trajectory in a Predator-Prey System
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It is demonstrated empirically that ecological conditions can shape the evolutionary trajectory of a predator-prey system. Expand
Breeding system variation in 10 evening primroses (Oenothera sections Anogra and Kleinia; Onagraceae).
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No evidence for phylogenetic conservatism is found, but considerable evolutionary lability is detected in both traits of Oenothera taxa, and there is no evidence for a consistent relationship between breeding system and life history. Expand
CLIMATE AND LIFE-HISTORY EVOLUTION IN EVENING PRIMROSES (OENOTHERA, ONAGRACEAE): A PHYLOGENETIC COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Abstract Evolutionary ecologists have long sought to understand the conditions under which perennial (iteroparous) versus annual (semelparous) plant life histories are favored. We evaluated the ideaExpand
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