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Research Article

Frequency-Dependent Selection Predicts Patterns of Radiations and Biodiversity

  • Carlos J. Melián mail,

    melian@nceas.ucsb.edu

    Affiliations: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland

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  • David Alonso,

    Affiliation: Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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  • Diego P. Vázquez,

    Affiliations: Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Mendoza, Argentina, Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Centro Universitario, Mendoza, Argentina

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  • James Regetz,

    Affiliation: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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  • Stefano Allesina

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: August 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000892

About the Authors

Carlos J. Melián, James Regetz
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Carlos J. Melián
Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
David Alonso
Community and Conservation Ecology Group, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Diego P. Vázquez
Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Mendoza, Argentina
Diego P. Vázquez
Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Centro Universitario, Mendoza, Argentina
Stefano Allesina
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: melian@nceas.ucsb.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DPV. Analyzed the data: CJM SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CJM DA JR SA. Wrote the paper: CJM DA DPV JR SA.