Introduction to Community Assembly

The first day of the USU community assembly seminar was a great success. We have a really excellent group of ecologists that seem excited to discuss the latest ideas in community assembly. To get the group all on the same conceptual page and to provide some historical context into the study of community assembly I put together a short lecture that summarizes the existing conceptual framework of community assembly and delves into the origins of the various ideas that it is based upon. The slides to my talk are here, enjoy!

Palmer, M. W. 1994. Variation in species richness – towards a unification of hypotheses. Folia Geobotanica & Phytotaxonomica 29:511–530.

HilleRisLambers, J., P. B. Adler, W. S. Harpole, J. M. Levine, and M. M. Mayfield. 2012. Rethinking Community Assembly through the Lens of Coexistence Theory. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 43:227–248.

see the blog’s bibliography for additional references


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