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Community ecology is the study of the interactions between populations of co-existing species. Co-edited by two prominent community ecologists and featuring contributions from top researchers in the field, this book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art in both the theory and applications of the discipline. It pays special attention to topology, dynamics, and the importance of spatial and temporal scale while also looking at applications to emerging problems in human-dominated ecosystems (including the restoration and reconstruction of viable communities).

Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications adopts a mainly theoretical approach and focuses on the use of network-based theory, which remains little explored in standard community ecology textbooks. The book includes discussion of the effects of biotic invasions on natural communities; the linking of ecological network structure to empirically measured community properties and dynamics; the effects of evolution on community patterns and processes; and the integration of fundamental interactions into ecological networks. A final chapter indicates future research directions for the discipline.

FEATURES

* Incorporates the latest developments in the field and complements the existing textbook literature on community ecology

* Includes a mix of theoretical and applied chapters and a balance of emerging and established research topics

* Covers future research directions and provides ideal reference material for graduate courses in community ecology

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part I. Shape and Structure

1. The Topology of Ecological Interaction Networks: The State of the Art, Owen L. Petchey, Peter J. Morin, and Han Olff

Part II. Dynamics

2. Trophic Dynamics of Communities, Herman A. Verhoef and Han Olff

3. Modeling the Dynamics of Complex Food Webs, Ulrich Brose and Jennifer A. Dunne

4. Community Assembly Dynamics in Space, Tadashi Fukami

Part III. Space and Time

5. Increasing Spatio-Temporal Scales: Metacommunity Ecology, Jonathan M. Chase and Janne Bengtsson

6. Spatio-Temporal Structure in Soil Communities and Ecosystem Processes, Matty P. Berg

Part IV. Applications

7. Applications of Community Ecology Approaches in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Local Problems, Remote Causes, Wim H. van der Putten

8. Sea Changes: Structure and Functioning of Emerging Marine Communities, J. Emmett Duffy

9. Applied (Meta)community Ecology: Diversity and Ecosystem Services at the Intersection of Local and Regional Processes, Janne Bengtsson

10. Community Ecology and Management of Salt Marshes, Jan P. Bakker, Dries P.J. Kuijper, and Julia Stahl

Part V. Future Directions

11. Evolutionary Processes in Community Ecology, Jacintha Ellers

12. Emergence of Complex Food Web Structure in Community Evolution Models, Nicolas Loeuille and Michel Loreau

13. Mutualisms and Community Organization, David Kothamasi, E. Toby Kiers, and Marcel G.A. van der Heijden

14. Emerging Frontiers of Community Ecology, Peter J. Morin

References

Index

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ISBN:
9780199228980
Author:
Verhoef, Herman A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Verhoef, Herman A.
Editor:
Morin, Peter J.
Author:
null, Herman A.
Author:
J
Author:
Morin, Peter J.
Author:
null, Peter
Author:
Verhoef, Herman A.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Ecology | Conservation Biology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Biology
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 illus. and a color plate section
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
7.400 x 9.600 in 1.313 lb

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