Unifying niche-neutral theories of molecular, community and network evolution (Gift)

Principal Investigators:

Carlos J. Melian

A long discussed and unresolved question in ecology and evolution is to determine the mechanisms that originate and set an upper limit to diversity in ecosystems. Ecological and evolutionary views have focused on the mechanisms that enable or constraint species coexistence, genetic variation and the genetics of speciation respectively, but a unified theory of biodiversity linking those approaches in the same framework is still missing. Classic and current models of diversity have recently opened and reinvigorated the search for evolutionary and... more

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Journal Article Davies, T. Jonathan; Allen, Andrew P.; Borda-de-Agua, Luis; Melian, Carlos J. 2011. Neutral biodiversity theory can explain the imbalance of phylogenetic trees but not the tempo of their diversification. Evolution. Vol: 65(7). Pages 1841-1850. (Online version)
Data Set Drake, Pilar. 2010. Individual-based food web (Guadalquivir estuary, southern Spain). (Online version)
Presentations Melian, Carlos J. 2009. Collaborations and synthesis in ecology. Ecological Society of America SEEDS Leadership Meeting, Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Station, February 2009. Socorro, New Mexico.
Presentations Melian, Carlos J. 2009. Making connections between systems biology and evolving ecological networks.. CoSBi, The Microsoft Research-University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology, July 2009. Trento, Italy.
Presentations Melian, Carlos J. 2009. Towards a general framework in food webs driven by data at multiple biological levels. Workshop on body size and ecosystem dynamics: Implications for conservation and management of natural resources for the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences. University of Gothenburg. Strömstad, Sweden.
Journal Article Melian, Carlos J. 2010. Book review: Community ecology: Stasis, evolution or revolution?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Vol: 25(12). Pages 684-685. (Online version)
Data Set Melian, Carlos J. 2010. Caribbean food web in space. (Online version)
Presentations Melian, Carlos J. 2010. Eco-evo dynamics in networks: From genomes to radiations and ecosystems. EAWAG, Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, February 2010 . Switzerland.
Presentations Melian, Carlos J. 2010. Exploring ideas to link systems biology and ecosystem dynamics. ERDC, Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, March 2010. Vicksburg, USA.
Journal Article Melian, Carlos J.; Alonso, David; Vazquez, Diego P.; Regetz, James; Allesina, Stefano. 2010. Frequency-dependent selection predicts patterns of radiations and biodiversity. PLoS Computational Biology. Vol: 6(8). Pages e1000892. (Online version)
Book Chapter Melian, Carlos J.; Vilas Fernandez, Cesar; Baldó, Francisco; González-Ortegón, Enrique; Drake, Pilar; Williams, Richard J. 2011. Eco-evolutionary dynamics of individual-based food webs. Edited by Andrea Belgrano, Julia Reiss Advances in Ecological Research. Vol: 45. Elsevier Ltd.. Amsterdam. Pages 225-268. (Online version)
Presentations Melian, Carlos J.; Rodriguez, Josephine. 2011. Testing adaptive and non-adaptive radiations and biodiversity in supernetworks. 96th Annual ESA Meeting, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, August.
Journal Article Melian, Carlos J.; Alonso, David; Allesina, Stefano; Condit, Richard; Etienne, Rampal S. 2012. Does sex speed up evolutionary rate and increase biodiversity?. PLoS Computational Biology. Vol: 8(3). Pages e1002414-e1002414. (Online version)
Presentations Melian, Carlos J. 2012. Eco-evolutionary dynamics of individual-based networks. Web of Life Meeting, Montpellier, France, June. (Abstract)
Journal Article Melian, Carlos J.; Krivan, Vlastimil; Altermatt, Florian; Stary, Petr; Pellissier, Loic; de Laender, Frederik. 2015. Dispersal dynamics in food webs. American Naturalist. Vol: 185(2). Pages 157-168. (Online version)
Journal Article O'Dwyer, James; Lake, Jeffrey K.; Ostling, Annette; Savage, Van M.; Green, Jessica L. 2009. An integrative framework for stochastic, size-structured community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 106(15). Pages 6170-6175. (Online version)
"Unifying niche-neutral theories of molecular, community and network evolution (Gift)" is project ID: 12306