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Ecological versatility and community ecology

Author: Ralph C MacNally
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Cambridge studies in ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about specialization and generalization in the use of resources and habitats. The author uses a broad ecological perspective to address three main questions. How do ecologists study variation in resource and habitat use, and what do we know from these studies? How well does existing theory account for observations, and what are the common threads between disciplines? Finally, what is the relationship  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph C MacNally
ISBN: 052140553X 9780521405539
OCLC Number: 31606131
Description: xvii, 435 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
An introduction to ecological versatility --
Defining and measuring versatility --
Studies of versatility in natural populations --
The influence of interspecific interactions on versatility --
The influence of population structure on versatility --
Ecological versatility and population dynamics --
Versatility and interspecific competition --
Ubiquity or habitat diversity --
Recapitulation and commentary --
Glossary of terms --
Appendices --
References.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in ecology.
Responsibility: Ralph C. Mac Nally.
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Ecological Versatility and Community Ecology, first published in 1995, is a book about specialisation and generalisation in the use of both resources and habitats. The author uses ideas from the wide  Read more...

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' ... probably the first book devoted to this field and it contains some valuable work.' Brian S. Rushton, The Times Higher Education Supplement "MacNally provides a thorough and thought-provoking Read more...

 
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