- Mind the gap: the emerging synthesis of plant 'eco-devo'David Ackerly
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
New Phytol 170:648-53. 2006
- Niche evolution and adaptive radiation: testing the order of trait divergenceD D Ackerly
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Ecology 87:S50-61. 2006..Similar patterns observed in several plant and animal groups suggest that early divergence of alpha niche traits might be a common feature of niche evolution in many adaptive radiations...
- A trait-based approach to community assembly: partitioning of species trait values into within- and among-community componentsD D Ackerly
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Ecol Lett 10:135-45. 2007..This trait-based framework provides a novel approach to integrate functional ecology and gradient analysis with community ecology and coexistence theory...
- Conservatism and diversification of plant functional traits: Evolutionary rates versus phylogenetic signalDavid Ackerly
Department of Integrative Biology and Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19699-706. 2009..These results highlight the value of direct estimates of rates of trait evolution for comparative analysis of adaptive radiation, niche conservatism, and trait diversification...