SKEPTICISM TOWARDS SANTA ROSALIA, OR WHY ARE THERE SO FEW KINDS OF ANIMALS?

@article{Felsenstein1981SKEPTICISMTS,
  title={SKEPTICISM TOWARDS SANTA ROSALIA, OR WHY ARE THERE SO FEW KINDS OF ANIMALS?},
  author={Joseph Felsenstein},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1981},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          124-138
        }
}
In a classic paper, Hutchinson (1959) set the tone for much of the ecological work done during the past 20 years by suggesting that ecologists try to explain the numbers of species of animals. Hutchinson's approach was ecological, explaining diversity by explaining how the species could coexist. There can be little question that competitive exclusion sets an upper limit on species diversity, but it is not obvious that this upper limit will be achieved. There may be additional constraints on the… CONTINUE READING
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