Uniting Two General Patterns in the Distribution of Species

  title={Uniting Two General Patterns in the Distribution of Species},
  author={Hanski and Gyllenberg},
  volume={275 5298},
Two patterns in the distribution of species have become firmly but independently established in ecology: the species-area curve, which describes how rapidly the number of species increases with area, and the positive relation between species' geographical distribution and average local abundance. There is no generally agreed explanation of either pattern, but for both the two main hypotheses are essentially the same: divergence of species along the ecological specialist-generalist continuum and… CONTINUE READING
83 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 83 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…