Niche dynamics in space and time.

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serval:BIB_3CC550FE47F9
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Niche dynamics in space and time.
Journal
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Author(s)
Pearman P.B., Guisan A., Broennimann O., Randin C.F.
ISSN
0169-5347
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
23
Number
3
Pages
149-158
Language
english
Abstract
Niche conservatism, the tendency of a species niche to remain unchanged over time, is often assumed when discussing, explaining or predicting biogeographical patterns. Unfortunately, there has been no basis for predicting niche dynamics over relevant timescales, from tens to a few hundreds of years. The recent application of species distribution models (SDMs) and phylogenetic methods to analysis of niche characteristics has provided insight to niche dynamics. Niche shifts and conservatism have both occurred within the last 100 years, with recent speciation events, and deep within clades of species. There is increasing evidence that coordinated application of these methods can help to identify species which likely fulfill one key assumption in the predictive application of SDMs: an unchanging niche. This will improve confidence in SDM-based predictions of the impacts of climate change and species invasions on species distributions and biodiversity.
Keywords
Ecosystem, Geography, Models, Theoretical, Phylogeny, Species Specificity
Pubmed
Web of science
Create date
30/01/2008 10:40
Last modification date
20/08/2019 14:32
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