Predicting community structure in snakes on Eastern Nearctic islands using ecological neutral theory and phylogenetic methods

@article{Burbrink2015PredictingCS,
  title={Predicting community structure in snakes on Eastern Nearctic islands using ecological neutral theory and phylogenetic methods},
  author={F. Burbrink and A. D. McKelvy and R. A. Pyron and E. A. Myers},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={282}
}
  • F. Burbrink, A. D. McKelvy, +1 author E. A. Myers
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • Predicting species presence and richness on islands is important for understanding the origins of communities and how likely it is that species will disperse and resist extinction. The equilibrium theory of island biogeography (ETIB) and, as a simple model of sampling abundances, the unified neutral theory of biodiversity (UNTB), predict that in situations where mainland to island migration is high, species-abundance relationships explain the presence of taxa on islands. Thus, more abundant… CONTINUE READING
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