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Size, Niches, and the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient

Species diversity generally increases in the tropics but testing theories that explain this phenomenon is challenging. Here we use body size to quantify niches in ecological communities and explore how species diversify towards the equator.
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Resource Group TIEE
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Discipline Specific Core Concepts
General Biology Competencies
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Community ecology, latitudinal diversity gradient, niches, traits, body size
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Pedagogical Use Description Guided inquiry or open-ended inquiry, cooperative learning, critical thinking
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Full Name of Primary Author John M. Grady
Primary Author Affiliation Bryn Mawr College
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Secondary Author Name(s) Quentin Read, Sydne Record, Phoebe Zarnetske, Benjamin Baiser, Kalaina Thorne, Jonathan Belmaker
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) Bryn Mawr College, Michigan State University, University of Florida, Tel Aviv University
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  • eduintern
Rights All rights reserved. Fair use for educational purposes.
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection Off
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 0000-00-00
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  • JJohnston
Date Last Modified 2019-10-07 07:45:51
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