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From Science Daily on 26-Apr-2017 09:23

Being first in a new ecosystem provides major advantages for pioneering species, but the benefits may depend on just how competitive later-arriving species are. That is among the conclusions in a new study testing the importance of 'first arrival' in controlling adaptive radiation of species, a hypothesis famously proposed for 'Darwin's Finches', birds from the Galapagos Islands that were first brought to scientific attention by Darwin.

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