Analysis of an evolutionary species–area relationship

@article{Losos2000AnalysisOA,
  title={Analysis of an evolutionary species–area relationship},
  author={J. Losos and D. Schluter},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={408},
  pages={847-850}
}
  • J. Losos, D. Schluter
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Large islands typically have more species than comparable smaller islands. Ecological theories, the most influential being the equilibrium theory of island biogeography, explain the species–area relationship as the outcome of the effect of area on immigration and extinction rates. However, these theories do not apply to taxa on land masses, including continents and large islands, that generate most of their species in situ. In this case, species–area relationships should be driven by higher… CONTINUE READING
    484 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    An evolutionary slant on species-area curves.
    • L. Knowles
    • Biology, Medicine
    • Trends in ecology & evolution
    • 2001
    • 1
    • PDF
    Island biogeography of the Anthropocene
    • 144
    • PDF
    A generalized model of island biogeography
    • 12
    • PDF
    Speciation and endemism under the model of island biogeography.
    • 49
    • PDF
    Species diversity can drive speciation
    • 261
    • PDF
    A unified model of island biogeography sheds light on the zone of radiation.
    • 169
    • PDF
    A simple dynamic model explains the diversity of island birds worldwide
    • 12
    • PDF
    Ecological and evolutionary determinants of species richness and phylogenetic diversity for island snakes
    • 22
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 41 REFERENCES
    Ecological and Evolutionary Determinants of the Species-Area Relation in Caribbean Anoline Lizards
    • 70
    Patterns of communities in the tropics
    • 320
    Ecological Causes of Adaptive Radiation
    • 426
    Island biogeography in the Sea of Cortéz
    • 144
    • PDF
    Ecology and Evolution of Communities
    • 1,898
    Lizard Ecology: Studies of a Model Organism
    • 169