On the Limits of Diversity

  title={On the Limits of Diversity},
  author={Yann C. Klimentidis},
  booktitle={Front. Gene.},
our planet is not lost on George McGhee, author of Convergent Evolution. This wonder is tempered, however, by the realization that the diversity of life on our planet, and possibly other planets, is constrained by several forces. This major theme is indicated in the subtitle “Limited Forms Most Beautiful,” a play on the words of Charles Darwin, “... endless forms most beautiful...,” in On the Origin of Species. Indeed, convergent evolution results from the finite number of ecological niches on… CONTINUE READING
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