Title:  Conservatism of Ecological Niches in Evolutionary Time.

NICHE (Ecology); ECOLOGY -- Research -- Mexico -- Isthmus of Tehuantepec; BIOTIC communities; EVOLUTION (Biology)
Source:  Science, 08/20/99, Vol. 285 Issue 5431, p1265, 3p, 1 graph, 3 maps

 Author(s):  Peterson, A.T.; Soberon, J.; Sanchez-Cordero, V.


           Presents research on the conservation of ecological niches in evolutionary time. Reciprocal geographic predictions based on ecological niche models of sister taxon pairs of birds, mammals, and butterflies in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico; Niche conservation over several million years of independent evolution with little conservatism at the level of families; Inferences. 
 AN:  2185696
 ISSN:  0036-8075
 Database: Academic Search Elite
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