Neutral community theory explains biodiversity, i.e. the coexistence of several species, as the result of a stochastic balance between immigration and extinction on a local level, and between speciation and extinction on a regional level. The most popular model, presented by Hubbell in 2001, has seen many analytical developments in recent years, which can be used in model analysis, model testing and model comparison. We review these developments here, and present alternative derivations and shine previously unnoticed lights on them.
|Tijdschrift||Journal of Statistical Physics|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||1-2|
|Status||Published - jul.-2007|
|Evenement||Workshop on Applications of Methods of Stochastic Systems and Statistical Physics in Biology - , India|
Duur: 28-okt.-2005 → 30-okt.-2005