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

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 192345
  • - Research Article

Use of Host-Plant Trait Space by Phytophagous Insects during Host-Associated Differentiation: The Gape-and-Pinch Model

Stephen B. Heard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 154686
  • - Review Article

Habitat Choice and Speciation

Sophie E. Webster | Juan Galindo | ... | Roger K. Butlin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 285081
  • - Review Article

Pollinator-Driven Speciation in Sexually Deceptive Orchids

Shuqing Xu | Philipp M. Schlüter | Florian P. Schiestl
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 295463
  • - Research Article

The Role of Environmental Heterogeneity in Maintaining Reproductive Isolation between Hybridizing Passerina (Aves: Cardinalidae) Buntings

Matthew D. Carling | Henri A. Thomassen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 273413
  • - Research Article

Synergy between Allopatry and Ecology in Population Differentiation and Speciation

Yann Surget-Groba | Helena Johansson | Roger S. Thorpe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 506957
  • - Review Article

Of “Host Forms” and Host Races: Terminological Issues in Ecological Speciation

Daniel J. Funk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 287532
  • - Research Article

Learning the Hard Way: Imprinting Can Enhance Enforced Shifts in Habitat Choice

Niclas Vallin | Anna Qvarnström
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 942847
  • - Review Article

Sympatric Speciation in Threespine Stickleback: Why Not?

Daniel I. Bolnick
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 435357
  • - Research Article

Ecological Divergence and the Origins of Intrinsic Postmating Isolation with Gene Flow

Aneil F. Agrawal | Jeffrey L. Feder | Patrik Nosil
International Journal of Ecology
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Acceptance to publication98 days
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