NEWS, NOTES AND PDFS
Nov 20: Levine. 2000. Species diversity, biotic invasions, and scale issues
Nov 27: Schmitz. 2008. Effects of predator hunting mode on ecosystem function
Nov 29: Ling.2009. Overfishing, resilience of kelp beds, and climate-driven phase shifts.
Dec 4 : Zavaleta 2010. Multiple ecosystem functions and species diversity
Dec 6: Siepielski et al. 2010. Experimental evidence for neutral community dynamics
...This paper is longer than our usual. I chose it because it is an experimental test of neutral vs. niche dynamics, and has a particularly interesting and readable discussion of the issues. Since most of you have probably not been exposed to neutral theory before this class, this discussion should be very useful, particularly as it clarifies predictions of neutral vs. niche series. You may ignore the models on pages 848, 849, and 854.
For another takeon neutral theory (and the most common types of tests) I have also included a recent paper testing neutral theory and the heated set of comments that are generated. See Ricklefs & Renner 2012: Tropical tree species richness and abundance reject neutrality.
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READINGS RITA MEHTA LECTURE THURS NOV 8
READINGS LYON SECTION
Tuesday November 6:
(Any resemblence between these papers and Tuesdays election is purely coincidental!)
Tuesday October 30:
Tuesday October 23: Gould and Lewontin Spandrels of San Marco
Readings Costa Section
Physiological Constraint and Life History Tradeoffs
Tuesday Oct 2
Dayton, G. H. and L. A. Fitzgerald. 2011. The advantage of no defense: predation enhances cohort survival in a desert amphibian. Aquatic Ecology 45:325-333.
Thursday Oct 4
Chapin III, F. S., K. Autumn, and F. Pugnaire. 1993. Evolution of Suites of Traits in Response to Environmental Stress. The American Naturalist 142:S78-S92.
Ecological Implications of Body SizeTuesday Oct 9
Wikelski, M. 2005. Evolution of body size in Galapagos marine iguanas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 272:1985-1993.
Thursday Oct 11
Linking Proximate to Ultimate
Tuesday Oct 16
Saraux, C., C. Le Bohec, J. M. Durant, V. A. Viblanc, M. Gauthier-Clerc, D. Beaune, Y. H. Park, N. G. Yoccoz, N. C. Stenseth, and Y. Le Maho. 2011. Reliability of flipper-banded penguins as indicators of climate change. Nature 469:203-206
Hetem, R. S., W. M. Strauss, L. G. Fick, S. K. Maloney, L. C. R. Meyer, M. Shobrak, A. Fuller, and D. Mitchell. 2010. Variation in the daily rhythm of body temperature of free-living Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx): does water limitation drive heterothermy? Journal of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology 180 :1111-1119.
Chamberlin, T. C. 1965. The method of multiple working hypotheses. Science 148:754-759.Gould, S. J. and R. C. Lewontin. 1979. The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 205:581-598.