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Symposia of the British Ecological Society : Dispersal Ecology: 42nd Symposium of the British Ecological Society - James M. Bullock

Symposia of the British Ecological Society

Dispersal Ecology: 42nd Symposium of the British Ecological Society

By: James M. Bullock (Editor), Robert E. Kenward (Editor), Rosie S. Hails (Editor)


Published: 1st August 2002
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Dispersal has become central to many questions in theoretical and applied ecology in recent years. This has come about through advances in measurement and modelling of dispersal, combined with the key role of spatial processes in current environmental problems. This volume, written by a team of leading ecologists, aims to provide both the advanced student and researcher with a comprehensive review of dispersal and its implications for modern ecology. It presents a broad overview considering plants, invertebrates, vertebrates and microorganisms in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. Up-to-date methods for measuring dispersal are assessed. The importance of dispersal in ecological theory is addressed in chapters on life history evolution, ecological genetics, population and metapopulation dynamics, invasions, landscape ecology and biogeography. Applied questions on topics such as spread of non-native species, effect of habitat fragmentation, species reintroductions, disease epidemiology, responses to climate change and impacts of genetically modified organisms are also considered.

Techniques for Dispersal Studies
Measuring and modelling seed dispersal of terrestrial plants
Monitoring insect dispersal: methods and approaches
From marking to modelling: dispersal study techniques for land vertebrates
The measurement of dispersal by seabirds and seals: implications for understanding their ecology
Inferring patterns of dispersal from allele frequency data
Dispersal in Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology
Sailing with the wind: dispersal by small flying insects
Density-dependent dispersal in animals: concepts, evidence, mechanisms and consequences
Seed dispersal: the search for trade-offs
Manipulating your host: host-pathogen population dynamics, host dispersal and genetically modified baculoviruses
Gene flow and evolutionary ecology of passively dispersing aquatic invertebrates
Dispersal and Spatial Processes
Niche colonization and the dispersal of bacteria and their genes in the natural environment
Dispersal behavioural and population dynamics of vertebrates
Dispersal and the spatial dynamics of butterfly populations
Plant dispersal and colonization processes at local and landscape scales
Biogeography and dispersal
Applications of an Understanding of Dispersal
Modelling vertebrate dispersal and demography in real landscapes: how does uncertainty regarding dispersal behaviour influence predictions of spatial population dynamics?
Invasion and the range expansion of species: effects of long-distance dispersal
Successful factors in the establishment of human-dispersed organisms
Oases in the desert: dispersal and host specialization of biotrophic fungal pathogens of plants
Climate change and dispersal
Overview and synthesis: the tale of the tail
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ISBN: 9780521549318
ISBN-10: 0521549310
Series: Symposia of the British Ecological Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.76