Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches

Trappes R (2021)
Biology & Philosophy 36(3): 31.

Zeitschriftenaufsatz | Veröffentlicht | Englisch
 
Download
OA 729.35 KB
Abstract / Bemerkung
**Abstract**
Niche construction theory (NCT) aims to transform and unite evolutionary biology and ecology. Much of the debate about NCT has focused on construction. Less attention has been accorded to the niche: what is it, exactly, that organisms are constructing? In this paper I compare and contrast the definition of the niche used in NCT with ecological niche definitions. NCT’s concept of the evolutionary niche is defined as the sum of selection pressures affecting a population. So defined, the evolutionary niche is narrower than the ecological niche. Moreover, when contrasted with a more restricted ecological niche concept, it has a slightly different extension. I point out three kinds of cases in which the evolutionary niche does not coincide with realized ecological niches: extreme habitat degradation, commensalism, and non-limiting or super-abundant resources. These conceptual differences affect the role of NCT in unifying ecology and evolutionary biology.
Erscheinungsjahr
2021
Zeitschriftentitel
Biology & Philosophy
Band
36
Ausgabe
3
Art.-Nr.
31
ISSN
0169-3867
eISSN
1572-8404
Finanzierungs-Informationen
Open-Access-Publikationskosten wurden durch die Universität Bielefeld im Rahmen des DEAL-Vertrags gefördert.
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2959076

Zitieren

Trappes R. Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches. Biology & Philosophy. 2021;36(3): 31.
Trappes, R. (2021). Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches. Biology & Philosophy, 36(3), 31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-021-09805-2
Trappes, Rose. 2021. “Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches”. Biology & Philosophy 36 (3): 31.
Trappes, R. (2021). Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches. Biology & Philosophy 36:31.
Trappes, R., 2021. Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches. Biology & Philosophy, 36(3): 31.
R. Trappes, “Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches”, Biology & Philosophy, vol. 36, 2021, : 31.
Trappes, R.: Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches. Biology & Philosophy. 36, : 31 (2021).
Trappes, Rose. “Defining the niche for niche construction: evolutionary and ecological niches”. Biology & Philosophy 36.3 (2021): 31.
Alle Dateien verfügbar unter der/den folgenden Lizenz(en):
Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0):
Volltext(e)
Access Level
OA Open Access
Zuletzt Hochgeladen
2022-07-26T06:39:04Z
MD5 Prüfsumme
e71c4771f955b92ef7fa9fb200ff4d9f

Export

Markieren/ Markierung löschen
Markierte Publikationen

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

Dieser Datensatz im Web of Science®
Suchen in

Google Scholar