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Evolutionary Community Ecology$
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Mark A. McPeek

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691088778

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691088778.001.0001

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Ecological Opportunities, Communities, and Evolution

Ecological Opportunities, Communities, and Evolution

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(p.1) Chapter One Ecological Opportunities, Communities, and Evolution
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Evolutionary Community Ecology
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Mark A. McPeek

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691088778.003.0001

This book investigates how local and regional patterns of community structure develop across space and through time by focusing on the theoretical interrelationships among community ecology, evolutionary adaptation, dispersal, and speciation and extinction. It discusses the purely ecological dynamics of interacting species in different community modules, how species in simple community modules evolve to adapt to one another, and how speciation and biogeographic mixing of taxa influence local community structure. It also examines community mixing due to climate change and how regional community structure is shaped by the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of species across a metacommunity. This introduction provides an overview of the evolutionary trajectories of various species in the context of ecological opportunity and community ecology, aggregated taxa in the trophic web, types of species found in a community, sources of biodiversity in a community, and the dynamics of natural selection, coevolution, and community structure.

Keywords:   community structure, community ecology, evolution, dispersal, speciation, species, metacommunity, ecological opportunity, biodiversity, natural selection

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