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Niche : theory and application

Author: Robert H Whittaker; Simon A Levin
Publisher: Stroudsburg, Pa. : Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross ; [New York] : Distributed by Halsted Press, [1975]
Series: Benchmark papers in ecology, 3.
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Genre/Form: Collected Works
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Whittaker, Robert Harding, 1920-
Niche.
Stroudsburg, Pa. : Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross ; [New York] : distributed by Halsted Press, [1975]
(OCoLC)767690242
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Whittaker; Simon A Levin
ISBN: 0470941170 9780470941171
OCLC Number: 1093587
Description: xv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I: Origin of the niche concept --
The niche-relationships of the California thrasher / Grinnell, J. --
The origin and distribution of the chestnut-backed chickadee / Grinnell, J. --
Animal ecology / Elton, C. --
The struggle for existence / Gause, G. F. --
Part II: The competitive exclusion principle --
The competitive exclusion principle / Hardin, G. --
Variations and fluctuations of the number of individuals in animal species living together / Volterra, V. --
The struggle for existence / Gause, G. F. --
Community equilibria and stability, and an extension of the competitive exclusion principle / Levin, S. A. --
Part III: Niche axes --
On bird species diversity: II. Prediction of bird census from habitat measurements / MacArthur, R. H., J. W. MacArthur, and J. Preer --
The niche exploitation pattern of the blue-gray gnatcatcher / Root, R. B. --
Distributional ecology of New Guinea birds / Diamond, J. M. --
Food web complexity and species diversity / Paine, R. T. --
Experimental populations of hydrida / Slobodkin, L. B. --
Interspecific competition between two species of bean weevil / Utida, S. --
Communities and ecosystems / Whittaker, R. H. --
Population regulation and genetic feedback / Pimentel, D. --
Genotype, environment, and population numbers / Ayala, F. J. --
The paradox of the plankton / Hutchinson, G. E. --
Part IV: Niche and habitat dimensions --
A treatise on limnology: Vol. II. Introduction to lake biology and the limnoplankton / Hutchinson, G. E. --
Comparative ecology of the interstitial fauna of fresh-water and marine beaches / Pennak, R. W. --
Gradient analysis of vegetation / Whittaker, R. H. --
A study of plankton copepod communities in the Columbia Basin, Southeastern Washington / Whittaker, R. H. and C. W. Fairbanks --
Constellation of frequent herbage plants, based on their correlation in occurrence / de Vries, D. M., J. P. Baretta, and G. Hamming --
Distribution on environmental gradients: Theory and a preliminary interpretation of distributional patterns in the avifauna of the cordillera vilcabamba, Peru / Terborgh, J. --
Ordinations of habitat relationships among breeding birds / James, F. C. --
Niche overlap as a function of environmental variability / May, R. M. and R. H. MacArthur --
Niche overlap and diffuse competition / Pianka, E. R. --
Evolution in changing environments: Some theoretical explorations / Levins, R. --
On the measurement of niche breadth and overlap / Colwell, R. K. and D. J. Futuyma --
Niche breadth and dominance of parasitic insects sharing the same host species / Price, P. W. --
Part V: Variation in space and time --
Character displacement / Brown, W. L., Jr., and E. O. Wilson --
The evolution of bill size differences among sympatric congeneric species of birds / Schoener, T. W. --
Morphological variation and width of ecological niche / Van Valen, L. --
The theory of island biogeography / MacArthur, R. H., and E. O. Wilson --
Part VI: Case histories --
The competitive structure of communities: An experimental approach with protozoa / Vandermeer, J. H. --
Population ecology of some warblers of northeastern coniferous forests / MacArthur, R. H. --
Mesopsocus populations on larch in England --
The distribution and dynamics of two closely-related coexisting species of psocoptera sharing the same food resource / Broadhead, E., and A. J. Wapshere --
Some aspects of the ecology of migrant shorebirds / Recher, H. F. --
Part VII: Conclusion --
Concluding remarks / Hutchinson, G. E. --
The theory of the niche / MacArthur, R. H. --
Niche, habitat, and ecotope / Whittaker, R. H., S. A. Levin, and R. B. Root.
Series Title: Benchmark papers in ecology, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Robert H. Whittaker and Simon A. Levin.

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