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Ecological Versatility and Community Ecology (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)

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Publisher Comments:

There are mounting concerns that the management of our natural global heritage is failing to arrest the rapid extinction of enormous numbers of "specialized" species, especially in the tropics. This book is about specialization and generalization in the use of resources and habitats. The author employs a broad ecological perspective to address three main questions: how ecologists study variation in resource and habitat use and what we learn from these studies; how well existing theory accounts for observations and what the common threads among disciplines are; and finally, what the relationship between resource and habitat use is. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive analysis of ecological versatility and as such, will be of great interest to students and researchers in ecology and environmental biology.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive analysis of ecological specialisation and generalisation in natural communities.

Synopsis:

There is wide variation in the amount of ecological versatility which different species show - that is, in the range of resources or habitats they are able to make use of. Species with highly specialized requirements are very vulnerable to extinction as a result of habitat or resource loss. This book is about specialization and generalization, in the use of both resources and habitat. The author uses ideas from the wide range of ecological disciplines to provide the first comprehensive overview of research into ecological versatility.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. An introduction to ecological versatility; 2. Defining and measuring versatility; 3. Studies of versatility in natural populations; 4. The influence of interspecific interactions on versatility; 5. The influence of population structure on versatility; 6. Ecological versatility and population dynamics; 7. Versatility and interspecific competition; 8. Ubiquity or habitat diversity; 9. Recapitulation and commentary; Glossary of terms; Appendices; References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521119269
Author:
Macnally, Ralph C.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Ralph C., Macnally
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ecology
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x1.02 in. 1.46 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
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"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive analysis of ecological specialisation and generalisation in natural communities.
"Synopsis" by , There is wide variation in the amount of ecological versatility which different species show - that is, in the range of resources or habitats they are able to make use of. Species with highly specialized requirements are very vulnerable to extinction as a result of habitat or resource loss. This book is about specialization and generalization, in the use of both resources and habitat. The author uses ideas from the wide range of ecological disciplines to provide the first comprehensive overview of research into ecological versatility.
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