Neutral theory and relative species abundance in ecology

Abstract

The theory of island biogeography asserts that an island or a local community approaches an equilibrium species richness as a result of the interplay between the immigration of species from the much larger metacommunity source area and local extinction of species on the island (local community). Hubbell generalized this neutral theory to explore the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature01883

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