Field parameterization and experimental test of the neutral theory of biodiversity

@article{Wootton2005FieldPA,
  title={Field parameterization and experimental test of the neutral theory of biodiversity},
  author={J. Timothy Wootton},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={433},
  pages={309-312}
}
Ecologists would like to explain general patterns observed across multi-species communities, such as species–area and abundance–frequency relationships, in terms of the fundamental processes of birth, death and migration underlying the dynamics of all constituent species. The unified neutral theory of biodiversity and related theories based on these fundamental population processes have successfully recreated general species-abundance patterns without accounting for either the variation among… Expand
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