Species Interactions during Diversification and Community Assembly in an Island Radiation of Shrews

@inproceedings{Esselstyn2011SpeciesID,
  title={Species Interactions during Diversification and Community Assembly in an Island Radiation of Shrews},
  author={Jacob A. Esselstyn and Sean P. Maher and Rafe M Brown},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Closely related, ecologically similar species often have adjacent distributions, suggesting competitive exclusion may contribute to the structure of some natural communities. In systems such as island archipelagos, where speciation is often tightly associated with dispersal over oceanic barriers, competitive exclusion may prevent population establishment following inter-island dispersal and subsequent cladogenesis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Using a combination of tools, we… CONTINUE READING

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