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.
`This advanced work should be studied by wildlife biologists, conservation biologists, and ecologists.' Choice `Ecologists are fortunate to have such a solid foundation for the ideas and patterns that contribute to our notions and interpretations of rarity.' Ecology `...few population biologists or conservation ecologists can afford not to have this book to hand. A book on rarity is itself a rarity, and we should thank the author and publisher for noticing and partially filling a gap in the literature.' Biodiversity Letters `Specially welcome is this book by an acknowledged expert in the field... it all adds up to a remarkably successful synthesis that should appeal to both theoretical biologists in their laboratories and conservation biologists on the ground.' Biodiversity and Conservation
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?