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Allee effects in ecology and conservation

Author: Franck Courchamp; Luděk Berec; Joanna Gascoigne
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford biology.
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"Allee effects are (broadly) defined as a decline in individual fitness at low population size or density. They can result in critical population thresholds below which populations crash to extinction." "Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation provides a concise yet authoritative overview of the topic, collating and integrating a widely dispersed literature from various fields - marine and terrestrial, plant and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franck Courchamp; Luděk Berec; Joanna Gascoigne
ISBN: 9780198570301 0198570309 9780199567553 0199567557
OCLC Number: 173809025
Description: x, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: What are Allee effects? --
Mechanisms for Allee effects --
Population dynamics : modelling demographic Allee effects --
Genetics and evolution --
Conservation and management --
Conclusions and perspectives.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Franck Courchamp, Luděk Berec, Joanna Gascoigne.
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Allee effects are relevant to biologists who study rarity, and to conservationists and managers who try and protect endangered populations. This book provides an overview of the Allee effect, the  Read more...

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