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In Macroecology, James H. Brown proposes a radical new research agenda designed to broaden the scope of ecology to encompass vast geographical areas and very long time spans.

While much ecological research is narrowly focused and experimental, providing detailed information that cannot be used to generalize from one ecological community or time period to another, macroecology draws on data from many disciplines to create a less detailed but much broader picture with greater potential for generalization. Integrating data from ecology, systematics, evolutionary biology, paleobiology, and biogeography to investigate problems that could only be addressed on a much smaller scale by traditional approaches, macroecology provides a richer, more complete understanding of how patterns of life have moved across the earth over time. Brown also demonstrates the advantages of macroecology for conservation, showing how it allows scientists to look beyond endangered species and ecological communities to consider the long history and large geographic scale of human impacts.

An important reassessment of the direction of ecology by one of the most influential thinkers in the field, this work will shape future research in ecology and other disciplines.

"This approach may well mark a major new turn in the road in the history of ecology, and I find it extremely exciting. The scope of Macroecology is tremendous and the book makes use of its author's exceptionally broad experience and knowledge. An excellent and important book."and#8212;Lawrence R. Heaney, Center for Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, the Field Museum

Synopsis:

In this work, James H. Brown proposes a new research agenda designed to broaden the scope of ecology to encompass vast geographical areas and very long time spans. He demonstrates the advantages of macroecology for conservation, showing how it allows scientists to look beyond endangered species and ecological communities in order to consider the long history and large geographic scale of human impacts.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-263) and index.

About the Author

James H. Brown is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico, and past president of the International Biogeography Society.

Table of Contents

Preface

1: Introduction

2: The Macroecological Approach

3: Species, Niches, and Communities

4: The Abundance and Distribution of Species

5: The Composition of Biotas: Patterns of Body Size, Abundance, and Energetics

6: The Assembly of Continental Biotas: Geographic Range

7: Mechanisms: Structure and Function of Individuals

8: Mechanisms: Population Dynamics and Interspecific Interactions

9: Mechanisms: Species Dynamics

10: Synthesis: Ecological Implications

11: Synthesis: Biogeographic and Macroevolutionary Implications

12: Applications: Human Ecology and Conservation Biology

13: Reflections and Prospects

Literature Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226076157
Author:
Brown, James H.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Macroecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
249
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 line drawings, 12 tables
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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