The speed of ecological speciation.

  title={The speed of ecological speciation.},
  author={Andrew P. Hendry and Patrik Nosil and Loren H. Rieseberg},
  journal={Functional ecology},
  volume={21 3},
Adaptation can occur on ecological time-scales (contemporary evolution) and adaptive divergence can cause reproductive isolation (ecological speciation). From the intersection of these two premises follows the prediction that reproductive isolation can evolve on ecological time-scales. We explore this possibility in theory and in nature. Finding few relevant studies, we examine each in some detail. THEORY: Several models have demonstrated that ecological differences can drive the evolution of… CONTINUE READING
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