Conservation: Losing Biodiversity by Reverse Speciation

  title={Conservation: Losing Biodiversity by Reverse Speciation},
  author={Ole Seehausen},
  journal={Current Biology},
A large fraction of the world's species diversity is of recent evolutionary origin, and has evolved as a by-product of divergent adaptation in heterogeneous environments. Recent research provides a dire warning that homogenizing environments may cause the rapid loss of such species through a reversal of the speciation process. 
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