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Explaining Exuberant Diversification

Science  05 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5540, pp. 64-65
DOI: 10.1126/science.1062185

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The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation. Dolph Schluter. Oxford University Press, New York, 2000. 296 pp. Price $85, £49.50. ISBN 0-19-850523-X. Paper, $34.95, £24.95. ISBN 0-19-850522-1.

In an illuminating discussion that suggests new ways of looking at one of the central concepts of evolutionary biology, Schluter examines the last half century of progress toward identifying the mechanisms responsible for generating ecological and phenotypic diversity within rapidly multiplying lineages.