NCEAS Project 2309

The ecological and evolutionary dynamics of species' borders

  • Robert D. Holt

Species Border Working Group:

Tim Keitt, Postdoc:


ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group16th—21st October 1997Participant List  
Postdoctoral Fellow15th January 1998—31st August 2000Participant List  
Working Group5th—8th April 1998Participant List  
Working Group22nd—27th June 1998Participant List  
Working Group2nd—6th September 1998Participant List  

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Abstract

All species are distributed in space -- but within limits. Understanding the factors determining range limits is a central concern in both ecology (Lawton et al. 1994, e.g., the study of invasions, Lodge 1993) and evolutionary biology (e.g., faunal responses to environmental fluctuations, Graham et al. 1996). There is rapidly growing interest in the ecology and evolution of species' borders (e.g., Stevens and Fox 1991, Hoffmann and Blows 1994, Gaston 1996, Kirkpatrick and Barton, in press, Holt and Gomulkiewicz, in press). This working group will focus on theoretical studies of species' borders, the integration of models with analyses of empirical patterns, and the blending of ecological and evolutionary perspectives.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Bunn, Andrew G.; Urban, Dean; Keitt, Timothy H. 2000. Landscape connectivity: A conservation application of graph theory. Journal of Environmental Management. Vol: 59. Pages 265-278.
Journal Article Case, Ted; Holt, Robert D.; McPeek, Mark A.; Keitt, Timothy H. 2005. The community context of species' borders: Ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Oikos. Vol: 108. Pages 28-46.
Journal Article Fortin, Marie-Josée; Keitt, Timothy H.; Maurer, Brian A.; Taper, Mark L.; Kaufman, Dawn; Blackburn, Tim M. 2005. Species' geographic ranges and distributional limits: Pattern analysis and statistical issues. Oikos. Vol: 108. Pages 7-17.
Journal Article Gaylord, Brian P.; Gaines, Steven D. 2000. Temperature or transport? Range limits in marine species mediated solely by flow. American Naturalist. Vol: 155. Pages 769-789.
Journal Article Gomulkiewicz, Richard; Holt, Robert D.; Barfield, M. 1999. The effects of density dependence and immigration on adaptation and niche evolution in a black-hole sink environment. Theoretical Population Biology. Vol: 55. Pages 283-296.
Report or White Paper Holt, Robert D. 1998. Species' Border Working Group Report. (Online version)
Journal Article Holt, Robert D.; Keitt, Timothy H. 2000. Alternative causes for range limits: A metapopulation perspective. Ecology Letters. Vol: 3. Pages 41-47.
Journal Article Holt, Robert D.; Gomulkiewicz, Richard; Barfield, M. 2003. The phenomenology of niche evolution via quantitative traits in a 'black-hole' sink. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences. Vol: 270(1511). Pages 215-224.
Journal Article Holt, Robert D.; Keitt, Timothy H. 2005. Species' borders: A unifying theme in ecology. Oikos. Vol: 108. Pages 3-6.
Journal Article Holt, Robert D.; Keitt, Timothy H.; Lewis, Mark A.; Maurer, Brian A.; Taper, Mark L. 2005. Theoretical models of species' borders: Single species approaches. Oikos. Vol: 108. Pages 18-27.
Journal Article Kawecki, Tadeusz; Holt, Robert D. 2002. Evolutionary consequences of asymmetric dispersal rates. American Naturalist. Vol: 160. Pages 333-347.
Journal Article Keitt, Timothy H.; Eugene, Stanley. 1998. Dynamics of North American breeding bird populations. Nature. Vol: 393. Pages 257-260.
Report or White Paper Keitt, Timothy H. 1999. Dr. Timothy Keitt Annual Report. (Online version)
Journal Article Keitt, Timothy H.; Lewis, Mark A.; Holt, Robert D. 2001. Allee effects, invasion pinning, and species' borders. American Naturalist. Vol: 157. Pages 203-216.
Journal Article Keitt, Timothy H.; Bjornstad, Ottar N.; Dixon, Philip; Citron-Pousty, Steven I. 2002. Accounting for spatial pattern when modeling organism-environment interactions. Ecography. Vol: 25. Pages 616-625. (Abstract)
Journal Article Keitt, Timothy H.; Amaral, Luis A. N.; Buldyrev, Sergey V.; Stanley, H. Eugene. 2002. Scaling in the growth of geographically subdivided populations: Invariant patterns from a continent-wide biological survey. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. Vol: 357. Pages 627-633.
Journal Article McPeek, Mark A. 2000. Building a regional species pool: Diversification of the Enallagma damselflies in eastern North America. Ecology. Vol: 81. Pages 904-920.
Journal Article Parmesan, Camille; Ryrholm, N.; Stefanescu, C.; Hill, Jane; Thomas, Chris D.; Descimon, H.; Huntley, Brian; Kaila, L.; Kullberg, J.; Tammaru, T.; Tennet, John; Thomas, Jeremy A.; Warren, M. 1999. Poleward shifts in geographical ranges of butterfly species associated with regional warming. Nature. Vol: 399. Pages 579-583.
Journal Article Parmesan, Camille; Gaines, Steven D.; Gonzalez Guzman, Laura I.; Kaufman, Dawn; Kingsolver, Joel G.; Peterson, A. Townsend; Sagarin, Raphael. 2005. Empirical perspectives on species borders: from traditional biogeography to global change. OIKOS. Vol: 108. Pages 58-75.
Journal Article Stanley, H. Eugene; Amaral, Luis A. N.; Gopikrishnan, P.; Ivanov, P.Ch.; Keitt, Timothy H.; Plerou, V. 2000. Scale invariance and universality: Organizing principles in complex systems. Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications. Vol: A 281. Pages 60-68.