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The theory of ecology

Author: Samuel M Scheiner; Michael R Willig
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intends to advance a comprehensive articulation of ecological theories, covering a wide range of topics, from ecological niche theory to population dynamic theory to island biogeography theory. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel M Scheiner; Michael R Willig
ISBN: 9780226736853 0226736857 0226736865 9780226736860
OCLC Number: 666235026
Description: x, 404 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A general theory of ecology / Samuel M. Scheiner and Michael R. Willig --
Perspectives on the role of theory in ecology --
Theory makes ecology evolve / Jurek Kolasa --
A general, unifying theory of ecology? / Jay Odenbaugh --
Constituent theories of ecology --
Foraging theory / Andrew Sih --
Ecological niche theory / Jonathan Chase --
Single species population dynamics and its theoretical underpinnings / Alan Hastings --
Natural enemy-victim interactions: do we have a unified theory yet? / Robert D. Holt --
The metacommunity concept and its theoretical underpinnings / Mathew A. Leibold --
Domain and propositions of succession theory / Steward T.A. Pickett, Scott J. Meiners, and Mary L. Cadenasso --
The equilibrium theory of island biogeography / Dov Sax and Steven D. Gaines --
Theories of ecosystem ecology / Ingrid C. Burke and William K. Lauenroth --
Perspectives on global change theory / Debra P.C. Peters, Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, and Alan K. Knapp --
A theory of ecological gradients: a framework for aligning data and models / Gordon A. Fox, Samuel M. Scheiner, and Michael R. Willig --
Biogeographical gradient theory / Robert K. Colwell --
The state of theory in ecology / Michael R. Willig and Samuel M. Scheiner.
Responsibility: edited by Samuel M. Scheiner and Michael R. Willig.

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