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International Journal of Ecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 235010, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/235010
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Factors Influencing Progress toward Ecological Speciation

1CNRS, UMR 7205, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 45 Rue Buffon, CP50, 75005 Paris, France
2CIBIO/UP—Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, R. Monte-Crasto, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
3IBE—Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PRBB, Avenue Doctor Aiguader N88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
4Department of Botany, 3165, University of Wyoming, 1000 East University Avenue Laramie, WY 82071, USA
5Redpath Museum and Department of Biology, McGill University, 859 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2K6

Received 28 March 2012; Accepted 28 March 2012

Copyright © 2012 Marianne Elias et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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