Consequences of Community Drift

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Science  07 Sep 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5536, pp. 1772
DOI: 10.1126/science.1064207

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The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography. Stephen P. Hubbell. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001. 389 pp. $75, £52. ISBN 0-691-02129-5. Paper, $29.95, £19.95. ISBN 0-691-02128-7.

Hubbell presents a formal mathematical theory that attempts to combine two approaches to population biology, the study of species richness and relative abundance, and the study of the geographic distribution of species.