Niche Theory and Speciation
Edited by Géza Meszéna & Andrew P. Hendry

Introduction to Niche Theory and Speciation
Géza Meszéna ( & Andrew P. Hendry — 2012(4) (


Individual specialization and the seeds of adaptive radiation in Darwin's finches.
Luis Fernando De León, Gregor Rolshausen, Eldredge Bermingham, Jeffrey Podos & Andrew P. Hendry — 2012(4) (
Keywords: adaptive radiation, Darwin’s finches, ecological speciation, Galápagos, individual specialization, intraspecific competition, niche variation

Drift and selection entwined: asymmetric reproductive isolation in an experimental niche shift.
Jay J. Falk, Christine E. Parent, Deepa Agashe & Daniel I. Bolnick — 2012(4) (
Keywords: ecological speciation, founder effects, inbreeding depression, niche shift, phytophagous insects, post-zygotic isolation, pre-mating isolation, pre-zygotic isolation

Investigating ecological speciation in non-model organisms: a case study of killer whale ecotypes.
Andrew D. Foote — 2012(4) (
Keywords: ecological speciation, genome-wide scans, killer whale, niche variation, non-model organism, Orcinus orca, phenotypic variation, reproductive isolation

Does water depth or diet divergence predict progress toward ecological speciation in whitefish radiations?
Travis Ingram, Alan G. Hudson, Pascal Vonlanthen & Ole Seehausen — 2012(4) (
Keywords: AFLP, Coregonus spp., parapatric speciation, stable isotope analysis, sympatric speciation

Evolutionary divergence in replicate pairs of ecotypes of Lake Victoria cichlid fish.
I. S. Magalhaes, B. Lundsgaard-Hansen, S. Mwaiko & Ole Seehausen — 2012(4) (
Keywords: divergent selection, FST, speciation, trophic polymorphism

Dimensionality of sexual isolation during reinforcement and ecological speciation in Timema cristinae stick insects.
Patrik Nosil & Paul Hohenlohe — 2012(4) (
Keywords: mate choice, natural selection, niche dimensionality, reproductive isolation, sexual selection

Post-zygotic reproductive isolation among populations of Iris atropurpurea: the effect of spatial distance among crosses and the role of inbreeding and outbreeding depression in determining niche width.
Yuval Sapir & Rupert Mazzucco — 2012(4) (
Keywords: conservation, habitat fragmentation, Iris section Oncocyclus, optimal crossing distance, spatial genetic model, speciation

Occupation of environmental and morphological space: climatic niche and skull shape in Neotoma woodrats.
Jorge Soberón & David Martínez-Gordillo — 2012(4) (
Keywords: fundamental niche, geometric morphometry, Neotoma, niche conservatism, North America, realized niche, skull


Continuous coexistence or discrete species? A new review of an old question.
György Barabás, Simone Pigolotti, Mats Gyllenberg, Ulf Dieckmann & Géza Meszéna — 2012(5) (
Keywords: competition kernel, dynamical stability, kinked kernel, limiting similarity, Lotka-Volterra models, niche axis, structural robustness, structural stability

Modeling the ecology and evolution of communities: a review of past achievements, current efforts, and future promises.
Åke Brännström, Jacob Johansson, Nicolas Loeuille, Nadiah Kristensen, Tineke Troost, Reinier Hille Ris Lambers & Ulf Dieckmann — 2012(5) (
Keywords: coexistence, community ecology, community evolution, niche theory, trait-based models

Spatial self-structuring accelerates adaptive speciation in sexual populations.
Varvara Fazalova & Ulf Dieckmann — 2012(5) (
Keywords: adaptive speciation, assortative mating, frequency-dependent selection, homogeneous habitat, mating cost, multiple loci, spatial self-structuring, waiting time until speciation

Evolutionary branching lines and areas in bivariate trait spaces.
Hiroshi C. Ito & Ulf Dieckmann — 2012(5) (
Keywords: adaptive dynamics, frequency-dependent selection, predator–prey interaction, resource competition, two-dimensional trait space

The struggle for existence: How the notion of carrying capacity, K, obscures the links between demography, Darwinian evolution and speciation.
James Mallet (Appendix 1 by JM & Wei-Chung Liu) — 2012(5) (
Keywords: adaptive dynamics, density-dependent selection, eco-evolutionary dynamics, history of ecology, population genetics, theoretical ecology