Comparative study of adaptive radiation

Principal Investigators:

Jonathan B. Losos

Despite intensive study over the past half century, our conceptual understanding of adaptive radiation has advanced relatively little. A primary reason is that there has been no synthetic, integrative study of adaptive radiation across different evolutionary lineages. The result is that our database on adaptive radiation is composed of a hodgepodge of studies. Disparities among studies in approach, methodology, and organisms mean that each study is unique and that, as a result, testing general hypotheses, much less deriving new generalities, is... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group26th—30th August 2001Participant List  
Graduate Student1st November—31st December 2001Participant List  
Working Group23rd—25th July 2002Participant List  
Working Group15th—18th January 2003Participant List  
Working Group24th—27th January 2006Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

John of California, Santa Barbara
Michael J. of Bristol
Michael J. Donoghuemichael.donoghue@yale.eduYale University
Niles Eldredgeepunkeek@amnh.orgAmerican Museum of Natural History
Brian D. Farrellfarrellb@oeb.harvard.eduHarvard University
Rosie G. Gillespiegillespi@nature.berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
John L. Gittlemanecohead@uga.eduUniversity of Virginia
Thomas J. Givnishgivnish@facstaff.wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Peter R. Grantprgrant@princeton.eduPrinceton University
Harry W. Greenehwg5@cornell.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Scott A. Hodgeshodges@lifesci.lscf.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Allan Larsonlarson@biology.wustl.eduUnknown
Jonathan B. Lososjlosos@oeb.harvard.eduWashington University in St. Louis
Carlos Martinez del Riocmdelrio@uwyo.eduUniversity of Wyoming
Mark A. McPeekmark.mcpeek@dartmouth.eduDartmouth College
Andy College, London, Silwood Park Campus
Robert E. Ricklefsricklefs@umsl.eduUniversity of Missouri, St. Louis
George Roderickroderick@nature.berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Dolph Schluterschluter@zoology.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia
Ole Seehausenole.seehausen@aqua.unibe.chUniversity of Hull
Peter J. Wagnerwagnerpj@si.eduField Museum
David B.
Luke J. Harmonlukeh@uidaho.eduWashington University in St. Louis
Arne Mooersamooers@sfu.caSimon Fraser University
Thomas J. Neartnear@utk.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Mark of Reading
Melanie L. J. Stiassnymljs@amnh.orgAmerican Museum of Natural History
T. Jonathan Daviesj.davies@mcgill.caUniversity of Virginia
Jason Weirweir@zoology.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Gillespie, Rosie G. 2004. Community assembly through adaptive radiation in hawaiian spiders. Science. Vol: 303. Pages 356-359.
Journal Article Harmon, Luke J.; Schulte, James A.; Larson, Allan; Losos, Jonathan B. 2003. Tempo and mode of evolutionary radiation in Iguanian lizards. Science. Vol: 301. Pages 961-964.
Journal Article Harmon, Luke J.; Losos, Jonathan B.; Davies, T. Jonathan; Gillespie, Rosie G.; Gittleman, John L.; Jennings, W. Bryan; Kozak, Kenneth H.; McPeek, Mark A.; Moreno-Roark, Franck; Near, Thomas J.; Purvis, Andy; Ricklefs, Robert E.; Schluter, Dolph; Schulte, James A.; Seehausen, Ole; Sidlauskas, Brian L.; Weir, Jason; Mooers, Arne. 2010. Early bursts of body size and shape evolution are rare in comparative data. Vol: 64(8). Pages 2385-2396. (Online version)
Journal Article Webb, Campbell O.; Losos, Jonathan B.; Agrawal, Anurag A. 2006. Integrating phylogenies into community ecology. Ecology (Special Issue: Phylogenetic approaches to community ecology). Vol: 87(7). Pages S1-S2.
"Comparative study of adaptive radiation" is project ID: 4263