Further Reading

Cadotte MW and Fukami T (2005) Dispersal, spatial scale, and species diversity in a hierarchically structured experimental landscape. Ecology Letters 8: 548-557. Chase JM and Leibold MA (2003) Ecological Niches: Linking Classical and

Contemporary Approaches. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Chave J (2004) Neutral theory and community ecology. Ecology Letters 7: 241-253.

Chesson P (2000) Mechanisms of maintenance of species diversity. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 31: 343-366.

Cottenie K (2005) Integrating environmental and spatial processes in ecological communitydynamics. Ecology Letters 8: 1175-1182.

France KE and Duffy JE (2006) Diversity and dispersal interactively affect predictability of ecosystem function. Nature 441: 1139-1143.

Fukami T (2005) Integrating internal and external dispersal in metacommunity assembly: Preliminary theoretical analyses. Ecological Research 20: 623-631.

Hairston NG, Ellner SP, Geber MA, Yoshida T, and Fox JA (2005) Rapid evolution and the convergence of ecological and evolutionary time. Ecology Letters 8:1114-1127.

Holyoak M, Leibold MA, and Holt RD (eds.) (2005) Metacommunities: Spatial Dynamics and Ecological Communities. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Hubbell SP (2001) The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Leibold MA, Holyoak M, Mouquet N, et al. (2004) The metacommunity concept: A framework for multi-scale community ecology. Ecology Letters 7: 601-613.

Loreau M, Mouquet N, and Gonzalez A (2003) Biodiversity as spatial insurance in heterogeneous landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100: 12765-12770.

Mathiessen B and Hillebrand H (2006) Dispersal frequency affects local biomass production by controlling local diversity. Ecology Letters 9: 652-662.

McCann KS, Rasmussen JB, and Umbanhowar J (2005) The dynamics of spatially coupled food webs. Ecology Letters 8: 513-523.

McGill BJ, Maurer BA, and Weiser MD (2006) Empirical evaluation of the neutral theory. Ecology 87: 1411-1423.

Mouquet N and Loreau M (2002) Coexistence in metacommunities: The regional similarity hypothesis. American Naturalist 159: 420-426.

Urban MC (2006) Maladaptation and mass effects in a metacommunity: Consequences in species coexistence. American Naturalist 168: 28-40.

Urban MC and Skelly DK (2006) Evolving metacommunities: Toward an evolutionary perspective on metacommunities. Ecology 87: 1616-1626.

Vellend M (2006) The consequences of genetic diversity in competitive communities. Ecology 87: 304-311.

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