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Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences : 43rd Symposium of the British Ecological Society - Tim M. Blackburn

Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences

43rd Symposium of the British Ecological Society

By: Tim M. Blackburn (Editor), Kevin J. Gaston (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 2003
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Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences brings together for the first time major researchers in the field to present overviews of current thinking about the form and determinants of macroecological patterns. Each section presents different viewpoints on the answer to a key question in macroecology, such as why are most species rare, why are most species small-bodied, and why are most species restricted in their distribution?

'... this new book presents for the first time a comprehensive overview which summarizes a plethora of views and applications. ... The volume is written for a wide audience ranging from advanced students to established researchers. ... It covers a wide range of ecological problems presenting theoretical models as well as specific applications in different research disciplines. ... the volume provides an excellent overview of the cutting edge in macroecological research. ... I recommend it to everyone interested in large-scale ecology.' Basic and Applied Ecology 'The book ... presents macroecology at its broadest sense, with achievements that have emerged in various biological disciplines, and which thus can be treated under this label because they greatly contributed to answers of ... major ecological questions ... It is therefore an extremely useful reading not only for those interested in macroecology itself, but for everybody who wants to know which big ecological ideas are now in the air.' David Storch, Charles University, Czech Republic

Introduction: why Macroecologyi
Why Are Some Taxa More Diverse Than Othersi
Evolutionary analysis of species richness patterns in aquatic beetles: why macroecology needs a historical perspective
The unified phenomenological theory of biodiversity
Why Are Most Species Rarei
The neutral theory of biodiversity and biogeography, and beyond
Breaking the stick in space: of niche models, metacommunities and patterns in the relative abundance of species
Why Are There More Species in the Tropicsi
How to reject the area hypothesis of latitudinal gradients
Climatic-energetic explanations of diversity: a macroscopic perspective
The importance of historical processes in global patterns of diversity
Why are More Species Small-Bodiedi
Why are most species small-bodiedi A phylogenetic view Andy Purvis
Adaptive diversification of body size: the roles of physical constraint, energetics and natural selection Brian
Why are some species more likely to go extincti
Life histories and extinction risk John D. Reynolds
Routes to extinction
Why Aren't Species More Widely Distributedi
Why aren't species more widely distributedi Physiological and environmental limits
Macroecology and microecology: linking large-scale patterns of abundance to population processes
Genetics and the boundaries of species' distributions
Why Are There Interspecific Allometriesi
Intraspecific body size optimisation produces interspecific allometries
Scaling the macroecological, and evolutionary implications of size and metabolism within and across plant taxa Brian
Why is Macroecology Importanti
Macroecology and conservation biology
Evolutionary macroecology and the fossil record
Comparative methods for adaptive radiations
The next step in macroecology: from general empirical patterns to universal ecological laws James H. Brown
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ISBN: 9780521549325
ISBN-10: 0521549329
Series: Symposia of the British Ecological Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.73