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The Competition : Population and Community Biology (Chapman & Hall) - Paul Keddy

The Competition

Population and Community Biology (Chapman & Hall)

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The role of competition within communities, in shaping the structure and composition of the community matrix itself and in influencing day to day functioning of the system is particularly contraversial. This book offers a synthesis of these arguments and provides an overview of existing knowledge about competition and organising that knowledge in such a way that new research paths are suggested. The author presents an original and at times contraversial view of competition and its role in ecological communities, not only summarising what is known but stressing the unknowns, describing unresolved problems and suggesting avenues for further research.

`... Competition is certainly a theory which has generated wide debate and Keddy's book does full justice to the diversity of ideas and the quality of the arguments that concern it. It is not a book which just sets out data so as to demonstrate either the reality or the extent of competition; rather it is a stimulating and challenging review of the range of ideas and types of studies which have been generated by the topic.'
British Ecological Society Bulletin
` ...I would recommend the book as a valuable reference for graduate students...there has been no convenient synthesis of competition theory and data. This book is a good step in the right direction.'
Acta Oecologica

Studying competition; competition in action; modelling competition; choosing the tools; extending the generality of field experiements; competition, empiricism and comparison; the path to competition theory.

ISBN: 9780412313608
ISBN-10: 041231360X
Series: Population and Community Biology (Chapman & Hall)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.31