New NIMBioS Science: Model shows how species can reemerge after collapse

Species pairs that disappear through hybridization after human-induced changes to the environment can reemerge if the disturbance is removed, according to a new mathematical model that shows the conditions under which reemergence might happen. The study appears in Evolution and is co-authored by NIMBioS postdoctoral fellow Tucker Gilman. By simulating environmental disturbances that reduce the ability of individuals to identify and select mates from their own species, the model explores the mechanisms that cause hybridization between closely-related species. To read more about the study, click here.

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