Speciation and Its Consequences

  title={Speciation and Its Consequences},
  author={Daniel Otte and John A. Endler},
Speciation is a subject of great interest because it represents both the formation of units of evolution and the connection between microevolution and macroevolution. The purpose of this book is to illustrate how different patterns of speciation and differentiation have occurred among diverse taxa. 
Adaptation, speciation and hybrid zones
Studies of hybrid zones allow us to quantify the genetic differences responsible for speciation, to measure the diffusion of genes between diverging taxa, and to understand the spread of alternative adaptations.
Genetics and speciation
Genetic analysis has yielded new generalizations about speciation and suggests promising avenues of research in this area of evolution.
Speciation - What Can be Learned from a Flycatcher Hybrid Zone?
Studies of hybrid zones offer important insights into the process of speciation and an accurate estimation of the strength of pre- and post-zygotic forces is needed to estimate the power of these forces to drive speciation.
Speciation and Extinction Drive the Appearance of Directional Range Size Evolution in Phylogenies and the Fossil Record
The appearance of directional trends in the evolution of species range sizes can arise from stochastic models and need not imply the existence of underlying trends.
Evolutionary biology: Is speciation no accident?
This work has come up with the strongest evidence yet in favour of reinforcement, by studying divergent populations of the European flycatcher, and suggests that natural selection might act directly to increase reproductive isolation in these populations.
Mechanisms of Speciation: A Review
Reviews of mechanisms of speciation abound. Almost every evolution textbook contains one. Two major conferences devoted entirely to the mechanisms of speciation were held in the last decade and the
A Cellular Automata Model for Adaptive Sympatric Speciation
A cellular automata model is proposed to investigate the possibility that speciation proceeds in sympatry, focusing on the importance of the structure of the landscape on the likelihood of speciation.
Speciation: Down the bottleneck?
Experiments in which laboratory populations of fruitflies have been repeatedly passed through bottlenecks fail to support 'founder-effect' models of speciation.
Ecology and the origin of species.
  • D. Schluter
  • Biology, Medicine
    Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 2001
The mechanisms that give rise to new species by divergent selection are reviewed, the alternatives are compared, recent tests in nature are summarized, and areas requiring research are highlighted.
The Processes of Evolution: Toward a Newer Synthesis
Evolution consists of an aggregate of processes of various kinds which affect different taxa differently. Major processes are tentatively classified as mutational, constraining, frequency-changing,