Digest: A model for speciation in island systems

Lydia Cornu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Ecological pulses, marked by rapid environmental shifts, shape species dynamics such as speciation. Princepe et al. (2023) explore how intermittent migration, seabed depth, and sea-level changes influence species richness in islands. Their model, revealing nuanced richness patterns and migration impacts, contributes to understanding island evolution and offers insights into real-world cases. Examining the Philippines Archipelago, known for rich biodiversity, parallels emerge, showcasing the complex interplay of isolation, land bridges, and sea-level shifts in shaping genetic diversity. Overall, the findings enhance our understanding of population evolution in dynamic island environments.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberqpae021
Pages (from-to)796-798
Issue number4
Early online date17 Feb 2024
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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