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- de Vladar, Harold P.; Santos, Mauro; Szathmáry, Eörs
- Trends in ecology & evolution 2017 v.32 no.5 pp. 324-334
- exaptation; models; niches; phenotype
- ... Despite major advances in evolutionary theories, some aspects of evolution remain neglected: whether evolution: would come to a halt without abiotic change; is unbounded and open-ended; or is progressive and something beyond fitness is maximized. Here, we discuss some models of ecology and evolution and argue that ecological change, resulting in Red Queen dynamics, facilitates (but does not ensure ...
- Scheele, Ben C.; Foster, Claire N.; Banks, Sam C.; Lindenmayer, David B.
- Trends in ecology & evolution 2017 v.32 no.5 pp. 346-355
- niches; population dynamics; wildlife habitats; wildlife management
- ... A fundamental aim of conservation biology is to understand how species respond to threatening processes, with much research effort focused on identifying threats and quantifying spatial and temporal patterns of species decline. Here, we argue that threats often reduce the realized niche breadth of declining species because environmental, biotic, and evolutionary processes reduce or amplify threats ...