Neutral theory (communication arising): The stability of forest biodiversity

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The unified neutral theory of biodiversity and biogeography provides a dynamic null hypothesis for the assembly of natural communities. It is also useful for understanding the influence of speciation, extinction, dispersal and ecological drift on patterns of relative species abundance, species–area relationships and phylogeny. Clark and McLachlan argue that… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/427696a

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