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Gillespie, Rosemary G. 1957-

Works: 8 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 2,136 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Author, 958, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Rosemary G Gillespie
Encyclopedia of islands by Rosemary G Gillespie( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Islands have captured the imagination of scientists and the public for centuries - unique and rare environments, their isolation makes them natural laboratories for ecology and evolution. This authoritative, alphabetically arranged reference, featuring more than 200 succinct articles by leading scientists from around the world, provides broad coverage of all the island sciences. But what exactly is an island? The volume editors define it here as any discrete habitat isolated from other habitats by inhospitable surroundings. The Encyclopedia of Islands examines many such insular settings - oceanic and continental islands as well as places such as caves, mountaintops, and whale falls at the bottom of the ocean. This essential, one-stop resource, extensively illustrated with color photographs, clear maps, and graphics will introduce island science to a wide audience and spur further research on some of the planet's most fascinating habitats"--Provided by publisher
Encyclopedia of islands( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hasard, déterminisme et édification des communautés écologiques insulaires le cas des araignées d'Hawaï et des îles de l'océan indien by Julianne Casquet( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis belongs to the ecological community edification framework, which is a complex phenomenon that can be studied at various scales and is influenced by numerous factors. After proposing the hypothesis of a link between the colonization dynamics and the assembly rules of a community (chapter 1), I highlight the role of these factors in the ecological community edification. In the chapter 2, I propose that intrinsic and geographical factors can impact on ecological community edification through the persistence of individual flow between the immigration source and the place where the community is built-up. In the chapter 3, I show how the regional, geographical and ecological context could impact on various components of local communities; I also highlight the fact that not all the regional factors impact on the same community components. In the chapter 4, I develop a case study that warns us against the interpretation of so-called local diversification patterns without taking into account the species biology; I also show how some intrinsic factors of some lineages could prevent an in situ diversification despite a potentially favorable ecological context. The edification of ecological communities is the product of numerous processes that acts on landscapes that are the expression of historical and geographical contingencies, which probably partly explains why the topic of community build-up and assembly is one of the most controversial of scientific ecology. Only a careful examination of a combination of morphological, genetic, ecological and behavioral data could allow us to identify in which context the classical theories of ecological communities are valid
Issues in spider conservation( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Encyclopedia of Islands (Encyclopedias of the natural world ; no. 2) by D. A Clague( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Island ecology and evolution: challenges in the Anthropocene( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Islands are widely considered to be model systems for studying fundamental questions in ecology and evolutionary biology. The fundamental state factors that vary among island systems - geologic history, size, isolation and age - form the basis of mature phenomenological and predictive theory. In this review, we first highlight classic lines of inquiry that exemplify the historical and continuing importance of islands. We then show how the conceptual power of islands as 'natural laboratories' can be improved through functional classifications of both the biological properties of, and human impact on, insular systems. We highlight how global environmental change has been accentuated on islands, expressly because of their unique insular properties. We review five categories of environmental perturbation: climate change, habitat modification, direct exploitation, invasion and disease. Using an analysis of taxonomic checklists for the arthropod biotas of three well-studied island archipelagos, we show how taxonomists are meeting the challenge of biodiversity assessment before the biodiversity disappears. Our aim is to promote discussion on the tight correlations of the environmental health of insular systems to their continued importance as singular venues for discovery in ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as to their conservation significance as hotspots of endemism
Influence of habitat configuration on arthropod life history traits : a multi-scale approach in spatially structured systems by Charlène Puzin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les variations des traits d'histoire de vie des organismes permettent d'évaluer l'impact des activités humaines sur la biologie des individus, mais aussi sur l'ensemble des populations. En effet, les activités humaines modifient la configuration paysagère d'un milieu : surface et degré d'isolement de l'habitat, qualité de l'habitat et de la matrice environnante... Les marais salés, en raison de leur configuration rare, linéaire et fragmentée le long des côtes et de leur état de fragmentation dû aux activités humaines, se révèlent être des systèmes idéaux pour étudier l'influence de la configuration de l'habitat sur les traits d'histoire de vie des arthropodes qu'ils abritent, que ce soit à l'échelle populationnelle ou des communautés. Ces espèces, selon leur préférence écologique, en terme d'habitat et régime alimentaire, leur taille, ou encore leur capacité de dispersion, réagissent en effet de manière différente en termes de fitness et d'abondance
The natural history of Sewanee, Tennessee : the vertebrates by Rosemary G Gillespie( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Encyclopedia of islands
Alternative Names
Rosemarie Gillespie amerikansk araknolog

Rosemarie Gillespie arachnoloog

Rosemarie Gillespie U.S. arachnologist

Rosemary G. Gillespie

English (18)

French (1)