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dc.contributor.authorWarren, Ben H.
dc.contributor.authorSimberloff, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorRicklefs, Robert E.
dc.contributor.authorAguilée, Robin
dc.contributor.authorCondamine, Fabien L.
dc.contributor.authorGravel, Dominique
dc.contributor.authorMorlon, Hélène
dc.contributor.authorMouquet, Nicolas
dc.contributor.authorRosindell, James
dc.contributor.authorCasquet, Juliane
dc.contributor.authorConti, Elena
dc.contributor.authorCornuault, Josselin
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Palacios, José María 
dc.contributor.authorHengl, Tomislav
dc.contributor.authorNorder, Sietze J.
dc.contributor.authorRijsdijk, Kenneth F.
dc.contributor.authorSanmartín, Isabel
dc.contributor.authorStrasberg, Dominique
dc.contributor.authorTriantis, Kostas A.
dc.contributor.authorValente, Luis M.
dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, Robert J.
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Rosemary G.
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, Brent C.
dc.contributor.authorThébaud, Christophe
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-14T10:11:46Z
dc.date.available2019-10-14T10:11:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1461-023X
dc.identifier.urihttp://riull.ull.es/xmlui/handle/915/16469
dc.description.abstractThe study of islands as model systems has played an important role in the development of evolutionary and ecological theory. The 50th anniversary of MacArthur and Wilson’s (December 1963) article, ‘An equilibrium theory of insular zoogeography’, was a recent milestone for this theme. Since 1963, island systems have provided new insights into the formation of ecological communities. Here, building on such developments, we highlight prospects for research on islands to improve our understanding of the ecology and evolution of communities in general. Throughout, we emphasise how attributes of islands combine to provide unusual research opportunities, the implications of which stretch far beyond islands. Molecular tools and increasing data acquisition now permit reassessment of some fundamental issues that interested MacArthur and Wilson. These include the formation of ecological networks, species abundance distributions, and the contribution of evolution to community assembly. We also extend our prospects to other fields of ecology and evolution – understanding ecosystem functioning, speciation and diversification – frequently employing assets of oceanic islands in inferring the geographic area within which evolution has occurred, and potential barriers to gene flow. Although island-based theory is continually being enriched, incorporating non-equilibrium dynamics is identified as a major challenge for the future.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.es_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEcology Letters;18, 2015
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleIslands as model systems in ecology and evolution: prospects fifty years after MacArthur-Wilsones_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ele.12398
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccesses_ES
dc.subject.keywordDiversificationes_ES
dc.subject.keywordEcosystem functioninges_ES
dc.subject.keywordIsland biogeographyes_ES
dc.subject.keywordFuncionamiento del ecosistemaes_ES
dc.subject.keywordBiogeografía insulares_ES
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersiones_ES


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