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The Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity : 40th Symposium of the British Ecological Society - Michael J. Hutchings

The Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity

40th Symposium of the British Ecological Society

By: Michael J. Hutchings (Editor), Elizabeth A. John (Editor), Alan J. A. Stewart (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2000
ISBN: 9780521549356
Number Of Pages: 452

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The last decade has seen countless advances in the measurement and interpretation of the impacts of environmental heterogeneity upon organisms and ecological processes. Progress has been made at a variety of scales of organisation. Following a Symposium on Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity, a team of international experts has collaborated to produce this volume. It discusses the effects of environmental heterogeneity; the effects of spatial and temporal heterogeneity on individuals, populations, communities and biodiversity; and the management and conservation implications of environment heterogeneity. This book will prove to be an invaluable reference work not only to advanced students but also established researchers working in the field.

The world is heterogeneous: ecological consequences of living in a patchy environment
Ecological heterogeneity: an ontogeny of concepts and approaches
Generation of heterogeneity by organisms: creation, maintenance and transformation
Heterogeneity, diversity and scale in plant communities
Plant response to patchy soils
The effects of heterogeneous nutrient supply on plant performance: a survey of responses, with special reference to clonal herbs
Plant competition in spatially heterogeneous environments
Light heterogeneity in tropical rain forests: photosynthetic responses and their ecological consequences
Heterogeneity in plant quality and its impact on the population ecology of insect herbivores
Foraging ecology of animals in response to heterogeneous environments
Habitat heterogeneity and the behavioural and population ecology of host-parasitoid interactions
The effects of heterogeneity on dispersal and colonization in plants
Genetic variation and adaptation in tree populations
Food webs and resource sheds: towards spatially delimiting trophic interactions
Habitat destruction and extinctions: predictions from metapopulation models
Environmental heterogeneity and species survival in degraded tropical landscapes
Ecological experiments in farmland conservation
Environmental heterogeneity: the effects on plants in restoration ecology
Concluding remarks: a review of some open questions
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ISBN: 9780521549356
ISBN-10: 0521549353
Series: Symposium of the British Ecological Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 1st August 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.71