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Rarityby K. J. Gaston
Synopses & Reviews
This book focuses on rarity, its spatial and temporal dynamics, causes, and interaction with conservation. Although they can be viewed from many different perspectives, rare species are of particular concern to conservationists because they tend to have a greater probability of extinction. This book therefore identifies a number of important issues both heuristic and practical.
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Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of rarity of species, focusing on the definition and measurement of rarity, its spatial and temporal dynamics, its causes, and its interaction with conservation. Includes examples drawn from a wide variety of taxa.
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This book focuses on the definition and measurement of rarity, its spatial and temporal dynamics, causes and interaction with conservation. Because of their greater probability of extinction, rare species are of particular concern to conservationists.
Table of Contents
Introduction. What is rarity? Appropiate measures. The non-interdependence of abundance and range. Complications of spatial scale. The dynamics of small populations and narrow ranges. Correlates of rarity. The patterns of rarity. Where next?
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