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Integrative species delimitation: incorporating multiple types of data

Barrett, Craig [1].

Integrative species delimitation: incorporating multiple types of data.

Despite recent advances in DNA sequencing technologies and coalescent theory, there exists a strongly professed need for species delimitation studies to become more pluralistic, incorporating multiple forms of data. These may include information in the form of: morphological/anatomical distinctness, molecular divergence,behavioral variation, ecological niche separation, reproductive isolation, and geographic barriers. There are several challenges associated with integrating these types of data. Which data, if any, should receive preferential weighting? Do all data need to corroborate one another? How do species concepts/delimitation criteria fit into the picture when considering multiple forms of data? This colloquium was organized to explore some of the frameworks under which different data types can be integrated, stressing empirical examples.

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1 - Cornell University, Department of Plant Biology, 412 Mann Library Building , Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA

species concept
ecological niche
reproductive isolation
ethological isolation.

Presentation Type: Array
Session: C1
Location: Delaware C/Hyatt
Date: Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM
Number: C1SUM
Abstract ID:20

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