Herbivorous Insects: Model Systems for the Comparative Study of Speciation Ecology

@article{Funk2002HerbivorousIM,
  title={Herbivorous Insects: Model Systems for the Comparative Study of Speciation Ecology},
  author={Daniel J. Funk and Kenneth E. Filchak and Jeffrey L Feder},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2002},
  volume={116},
  pages={251-267}
}
Does ecological divergence drive species-level evolutionary diversification? How so and to what degree? These questions were central to the thinking of the evolutionary synthesis. Only recently, however, has the ecology of speciation become an important focus of empirical study. Here, we argue that ecologically specialized, phylogenetically diverse, and experimentally tractable herbivorous insect taxa offer great opportunities to study the myriad mechanisms by which ecology may cause… CONTINUE READING
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