Speciation and the neutral theory of biodiversity: Modes of speciation affect patterns of biodiversity in neutral communities.

@article{Kopp2010SpeciationAT,
  title={Speciation and the neutral theory of biodiversity: Modes of speciation affect patterns of biodiversity in neutral communities.},
  author={Michael Kopp},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={564-70}
}
The neutral theory of biodiversity purports that patterns in the distribution and abundance of species do not depend on adaptive differences between species (i.e. niche differentiation) but solely on random fluctuations in population size ("ecological drift"), along with dispersal and speciation. In this framework, the ultimate driver of biodiversity is speciation. However, the original neutral theory made strongly simplifying assumptions about the mechanisms of speciation, which has led to… CONTINUE READING

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