Adaptive Radiations in the Context of Macroevolutionary Theory: A Paleontological Perspective

@article{Lieberman2012AdaptiveRI,
  title={Adaptive Radiations in the Context of Macroevolutionary Theory: A Paleontological Perspective},
  author={Bruce S. Lieberman},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39},
  pages={181-191}
}
Adaptive radiations are often invoked anytime clades show significant bursts of diversification, but it is important to not simply assume that any radiating clade constitutes an adaptive radiation. In addition, several highly relevant macroevolutionary concepts including the Turnover Pulse Hypothesis, the Effect Hypothesis, exaptation, and species selection, have not been considered in the adaptive radiations literature. Here, these concepts are integrated into the theory of evolutionary… CONTINUE READING