Niche Conservatism: Integrating Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation Biology

@article{Wiens2005NicheCI,
  title={Niche Conservatism: Integrating Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation Biology},
  author={J. Wiens and C. Graham},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={519-539}
}
  • J. Wiens, C. Graham
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
  • ▪ Abstract Niche conservatism is the tendency of species to retain ancestral ecological characteristics. In the recent literature, a debate has emerged as to whether niches are conserved. We suggest that simply testing whether niches are conserved is not by itself particularly helpful or interesting and that a more useful focus is on the patterns that niche conservatism may (or may not) create. We focus specifically on how niche conservatism in climatic tolerances may limit geographic range… CONTINUE READING
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