Thursday, May 10, 2012

On sexual selection, non-ecological speciation and species coexistence

Next week's lab-meeting will focus on a topic that is closely connected to our coming ESF-funded workshop in August 2012 about non-ecological and non-adaptive speciation: The problem how weakly ecologically differentiated species might still coexist, in spite of being formed by sexual selection and when there are no or weak niche differences in between them. A recent paper in Nature presents a new model that aims to solve this problem (Abstract, link and authors posted below). You can download this paper here.

Time and place of lab-meeting as usual: "Argumentet" at 13.30, Wednesday May 16.

Sexual selection enables long-term coexistence despite ecological equivalence

  • Leithen K. M’Gonigle,
  • Rupert Mazzucco,
  • Sarah P. Otto
  • Ulf Dieckmann
(26 April 2012)
Published online

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