The ecological and evolutionary dynamics of species' borders

Principal Investigators:

Robert D. Holt

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,... more

Participants and Meetings

Species Border Working Group:

Tim Keitt, Postdoc:

Working Group Participants
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  

Participant Contact Information

Tim M. College, London, Silwood Park Campus
Ted Casecase@biomail.ucsd.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Marie-Josée Fortinmariejosee.fortin@utoronto.caUniversité de Montréal
Steven D. Gainesgaines@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Richard Gomulkiewiczgomulki@wsu.eduWashington State University
Robert D. Holtrdholt@ufl.eduUniversity of Kansas
Dawn Kaufmandkaufman@ksu.eduUniversity of New Mexico
Tadeusz KaweckiUniversity of Maryland
Timothy H. Keitttkeitt@mail.utexas.eduSanta Fe Institute
Joel G. Kingsolverjgking@bio.unc.eduUniversity of Washington
Russell Landerlande@biomail.ucsd.eduUniversity of Oregon
Mark A. Lewismlewis@math.ualberta.caUniversity of Utah
Brian A. Maurermaurerb@msu.eduBrigham Young University
Mark A. McPeekmark.mcpeek@dartmouth.eduDartmouth College
Camille Parmesanparmesan@mail.utexas.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
A. Townsend Petersontown@ku.eduUniversity of Kansas
Raphael SagarinUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Mark L. Tapertaper@rivers.oscs.montana.eduMontana State University
Yaron of Arizona

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
Journal Article Holt, Robert D.; Keitt, Timothy H. 2005. Species' borders: A unifying theme in ecology. Oikos. Vol: 108. Pages 3-6. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
Journal Article Kawecki, Tadeusz; Holt, Robert D. 2002. Evolutionary consequences of asymmetric dispersal rates. American Naturalist. Vol: 160. Pages 333-347. (Online version)
Journal Article Keitt, Timothy H.; Eugene, Stanley. 1998. Dynamics of North American breeding bird populations. Nature. Vol: 393. Pages 257-260. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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) (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
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. (Online version)
"The ecological and evolutionary dynamics of species' borders" is project ID: 2309