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Metapopulation Ecology : Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution - Ilkka Hanski

Metapopulation Ecology

Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution

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Published: 1st February 1999
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Written by a world renowned biologist, this volume offers a comprehensive synthesis of current research in this rapidly expanding area of population biology. It covers both the essential theory and a wide range of empirical studies, including the author's groundbreaking work on the Glanville fritillary butterfly. It also includes practical applications to conservation biology. The book describes theoretical models for metapopulation dynamics in highly fragmented landscapes and emphasizes spatially realistic models. It presents the incidence function model and includes several detailed examples of its application. Accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, Metapopulation Ecology will be a valuable resource for researchers in population biology, conservation biology, and landscape ecology.

..Iikka Hanski is the foremost authority on metapopulations and has co-edited two of the main texts on the subject...and conservation biologists everywhere would do well to read this book' Biologist Vol. 47, No. 3

Prologue
The metapopulation approach
Some related approaches
The past 50 years
An empiricist's guide to metapopulation models
A theoretician's guide to field studies
The structure of this book
Theory
Preliminaries
Local population dynamics
Population extinction
Migration and colonization
Metapopulations of two local populations
The two-population metapopulation
Migration and complex dynamics
Source-sink metapopulations
The Levins model and its variants
The Levins model and other patch models
The rescue effect and alternative equilibria
Structured metapopulation models
Habitat destruction and metapopulation extinction
Minimum viable metapopulation size
Spatially explicit approaches
Cellular landscapes
A spatially realistic simple model
The incidence function model
State transition models
n-population simulation models
Comparison of modelling approaches
Metapopulation genetics and evolution
Genetics, migration and colonization
Genetics and extinction
Loss, or gain, of genetic variation
The shifting balance theory
Extinction-colonization dynamics--summary
Interacting metapopulations and metacommunities
Competing species
Predator-prey metapopulations
Predation and complex spatial dynamics
Metacommunity dynamics
Species-richness of communities and distribution of species
Field Studies
Spatial structure of populations
The nature of populations
Population turnover
Mechanisms of population extinction
Sources and sinks
Small-bodied habitat specialists
The end of the species
Mapping species occurrence on habitat availability
Empty habitat
Patch area and isolation
Network size
Distribution-abundance relationship
Core and satellite species
Metapopulation dynamics and conservation biology
Paradigm shift
Habitat fragmentation and metapopulation persistence
Metapopulation establishment
The northern spotted owl
Other case studies
Spatially extended population viability analysis
The Glanvilee Fritillary--A Case Study
Metapopulation patterns and processes
The Glanville fitillary on OAland islands
Local dynamics and population extinction
Migration and population establishment
Four necessary conditions for metapopulation-level persistence
Patch occupancy patterns
Summary
The incidence function model--applications
Parameter estimation and model simulation
Predicted dynamics and steady states
Alternative equilibria
Predictions for other species
Non-equilibrium dynamics
Summary
Epilogue
The achievements
Old and new challenges
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780198540656
ISBN-10: 0198540655
Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st February 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57