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Ecological assembly rules : perspectives, advances, retreats

Author: Evan Weiher; Paul A Keddy
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is over twenty years since Jared Diamond focused attention on the possible existence of assembly rules for ecological communities. This volume provides a current status examination of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Weiher; Paul A Keddy
ISBN: 0521652359 9780521652353 0521655331 9780521655330
OCLC Number: 39887145
Description: xii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The scope and goals of research on assembly rules / Paul Keddy, Evan Weiher --
The genesis and development of guild assembly rules / Barry J. Fox --
Ruling out a community assembly rule: the method of favored states / Daniel Simberloff, Lewi Stone, Tamar Dayan --
Community structure and assembly rules: confronting conceptual and statistical issues with data on desert rodents / Douglas A. Kelt, James H. Brown --
Introduced avifaunas as natural experiments in community assembly / Julie L. Lockwood, Michael P. Moulton, Karla L. Balent --
Assembly rules in plant communities / J. Bastow Wilson --
Assembly rules at different scales in plant and bird communities / Martin L. Cody --
Impact of language, history and choice of system on the study of assembly rules / Barbara D. Booth, Douglas W. Larson --
On the nature of the assembly trajectory / James A. Drake, Craig R. Zimmerman, Tom Purucker [and others] --
Assembly rules as general constraints on community composition / Evan Weiher, Paul Keddy --
A species-based, hierarchical model of island biogeography / Mark V. Lomolino --
Interaction of physical and biological processes in the assembly of stream fish communities / Elizabeth M. Strange, Theodore C. Foin --
Functional implications of trait-environment linkages in plant communities / Sandra Dʹiaz, Marcelo Cabido, Fernando Casanoves --
When does restoration succeed? / Julie L. Lockwood, Stuart L. Pimm --
Epilogue: From global exploration to community assembly / Paul Keddy.
Responsibility: edited by Evan Weiher and Paul Keddy.
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'This book is a refreshing attempt to extend our knowledge into one important aspect of community-level processes: how ecological assemblages build up during ecological time.' Eric R. Pianke, Trends Read more...

 
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