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Ecological Versatility and Community Ecology : Cambridge Studies in Ecology - Ralph C. MacNally

Ecological Versatility and Community Ecology

Cambridge Studies in Ecology

Hardcover Published: 29th September 1995
ISBN: 9780521405539
Number Of Pages: 456

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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.

' ... probably the first book devoted to this field and it contains some valuable work.' Brian S. Rushton, The Times Higher Education Supplement

Preface
An introduction to ecological versatility
Defining and measuring versatility
Studies of versatility in natural populations
The influence of interspecific interactions on versatility
The influence of population structure on versatility
Ecological versatility and population dynamics
Versatility and interspecific competition
Ubiquity or habitat diversity
Recapitulation and commentary
Glossary of terms
Appendices
References
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ISBN: 9780521405539
ISBN-10: 052140553X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 29th September 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.84