International Journal of Ecology

Ecological Speciation


Publishing date
01 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1CNRS, UMR CNRS 7205, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 45 Rue Buffon, CP50, 75005 Paris, France

2Department of Botany, 3165, University of Wyoming, 1000 East University Avenue Laramie, WY 82071, USA

3Redpath Museum and Department of Biology, McGill University, 859 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2K6

4CIBIO, Campus Agrário de Vairão, R. Monte-Crasto, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal; IBE, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, PRBB, Avenue Doctor Aiguader N88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


Ecological Speciation

Description

Darwin envisioned speciation as a consequence of divergent selection on ecological traits. A century and a half later, a role of ecology in speciation has been confirmed both experimentally and theoretically, leading to new questions: are adaptive radiations frequent? Are the conditions for speciation occurring via selection on a single trait more restrictive than via selection on many traits? Under what conditions can divergent selection cause speciation despite gene flow and how often are these conditions met in nature? What are the genetic bases of ecological speciation? Do adaptation and speciation result from selection acting mostly on de novo mutations, or has selection on standing variation been generally underappreciated?

In this stimulating scientific context, experimental and phylogenetic tests on the role of specific ecological factors in speciation, QTL mapping, and genomic scans seeking the genetic bases of ecological adaptation, as well as novel theoretical models that integrate these findings are needed to progress towards understanding the mechanisms of ecological speciation. We invite authors to submit original research articles as well as review and perspective papers that can advance our understanding of the role of ecology in the origin of species. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive radiations
  • Pleiotropic effects of adaptation and speciation
  • Multifarious (many traits under moderate selection) versus strong-selection (small number of traits under strong selection) scenarios for ecological speciation
  • The geography of ecological speciation and the role of gene flow
  • Parallel evolution of reproductive isolation
  • Genetic bases of ecological adaptation and genomic signatures of ecological speciation

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijeco/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 235010
  • - Editorial

Factors Influencing Progress toward Ecological Speciation

Marianne Elias | Rui Faria | ... | Andrew Hendry
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 280169
  • - Review Article

The Role of Parasitism in Adaptive Radiations—When Might Parasites Promote and When Might They Constrain Ecological Speciation?

Anssi Karvonen | Ole Seehausen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 939862
  • - Review Article

Parallel Ecological Speciation in Plants?

Katherine L. Ostevik | Brook T. Moyers | ... | Loren H. Rieseberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 508458
  • - Review Article

From Local Adaptation to Speciation: Specialization and Reinforcement

Thomas Lenormand
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 809897
  • - Research Article

Testing the Role of Habitat Isolation among Ecologically Divergent Gall Wasp Populations

Scott P. Egan | Glen R. Hood | James R. Ott
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 256017
  • - Review Article

Underappreciated Consequences of Phenotypic Plasticity for Ecological Speciation

Benjamin M. Fitzpatrick
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 456374
  • - Review Article

Ecological Adaptation and Speciation: The Evolutionary Significance of Habitat Avoidance as a Postzygotic Reproductive Barrier to Gene Flow

Jeffrey L. Feder | Scott P. Egan | Andrew A. Forbes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 242154
  • - Research Article

Larval Performance in the Context of Ecological Diversification and Speciation in Lycaeides Butterflies

Cynthia F. Scholl | Chris C. Nice | ... | Matthew L. Forister
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 902438
  • - Research Article

Divergent Selection and Then What Not: The Conundrum of Missing Reproductive Isolation in Misty Lake and Stream Stickleback

Katja Räsänen | Matthieu Delcourt | ... | Andrew P. Hendry
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 725487
  • - Research Article

How Facilitation May Interfere with Ecological Speciation

P. Liancourt | P. Choler | ... | K. Tielbörger
International Journal of Ecology
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