How fast is fast? Eco‐evolutionary dynamics and rates of change in populations and phenotypes

  title={How fast is fast? Eco‐evolutionary dynamics and rates of change in populations and phenotypes},
  author={John P DeLong and Valery E. Forbes and Nika Galic and Jean P Gibert and Robert G. Laport and Joseph S. Phillips and Janna M. Vavra},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
It is increasingly recognized that evolution may occur in ecological time. It is not clear, however, how fast evolution - or phenotypic change more generally - may be in comparison with the associated ecology, or whether systems with fast ecological dynamics generally have relatively fast rates of phenotypic change. We developed a new dataset on standardized rates of change in population size and phenotypic traits for a wide range of species and taxonomic groups. We show that rates of change in… CONTINUE READING
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