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Large scale ecology and conservation biology : the 35th Symposium of the British Ecological Society with the Society for Conservation Biology, University of Southampton, 1993

Author: Peter J Edwards; Robert M May; N R Webb; British Ecological Society. Symposium
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Boston : Blackwell Scientific Publications, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What will be the consequences of rapid climatic change? What rate of exploitation of deep sea fish stocks is sustainable? Can we predict the dynamics of epidemic diseases such as AIDS? Where should we direct our conservation efforts, given the gathering rate of loss of biological diversity? A fundamental issue in the attempt to answer these and other questions is whether we can make ecological predictions at a scale  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Edwards; Robert M May; N R Webb; British Ecological Society. Symposium
ISBN: 0865428018 9780865428010 0632038322 9780632038329
OCLC Number: 28844138
Description: xi, 375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: The effects of spatial scale on ecological questions and answers / R.M. May --
Historical development of alternate communities in a hemlock-hardwood forest in northern Michigan, USA / M.B. Davis [and others] --
Animal distributions : patterns and processes / J.H. Lawton [and others] --
Spatial distribution of marine organisms : patterns and processes / M.V. Angel --
Metapopulations and conservation / S. Harrison --
Conserving insect habitats in heathland biotopes : a question of scale / N.R. Webb and J.A. Thomas --
Declining farmland bird species : modelling geographical patterns of abundance in Britain / S. Gates [and others] --
Scale and patterns of community structure in Amazonian forests / D.G. Campbell --
Harvesting species of different lifespans / G.P. Kirkwood, J.R. Beddington and J.A. Rossouw --
Blanket bogs in Great Britain : an assessment of large-scale pattern and distribution using remote sensing and GIS / E. Reid [and others] --
Tsetse distribution in Africa : seeing the wood and the trees / D.J. Rogers and B.G. Williams --
Monitoring species performance of common dominant plant species / P. Newbould --
An investigation into methods for categorizing the conservation status of species / G.M. Mace --
Turning conservation goals into tangible results : the case of the spotted owl and old-growth forests / D.S. Wilcove --
The ecological component of economic policy / J.S. Marsh --
Translating ecological science into practical policy / J. Porritt.
Responsibility: edited by P.J. Edwards, R.M. May, N.R. Webb.

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Most ecological theory has developed from studies conducted on a small scale within a single habitat. This book attempts to tackle the distinctive character of large-scale ecological processes.  Read more...

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