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Community ecology

Author: Gary George Mittelbach; Brian J McGill
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

An accessible introduction to community ecology which looks at the linkages between communities separated in space (metacommunity dynamics), niche and neutral theory, the interplay between ecology  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary George Mittelbach; Brian J McGill
ISBN: 9780198835851 019883585X 9780198835868 0198835868
OCLC Number: 1103971685
Notes: Previous edition: Sunderland : Sinauer Associates, 2012.
Description: xx, 409 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1: Community ecology's rootsPart IThe Big Picture: patterns, causes, and consequences of biodiversity2: Patterns of biological diversity3: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioningPart IIThe Nitty-Gritty: species interactions in simple modules4: Population growth and density dependence5: The fundamentals of predator-prey interactions6: Selective predators and responsive prey7: The fundamentals of competitive interactions8: Species coexistence and niche theory9: Beneficial interactions in communities: Mutualism and facilitationPart IIIPutting the Pieces Together: food webs, ecological networks and community assembly10: Species interactions in ecological networks11: Food chains and food webs: Controlling factors and cascading effects12: Community assembly and species traitsPart IVPatial Ecology: metapopulations and metacommunities13: Patchy environments, metapopulations and fugitive species14: MetacommunitiesPart VSpecies in Changing Environments: ecology and evolution15: Species in variable environments16: Evolutionary community ecology17: Some concluding remarks and a look ahead
Responsibility: Gary G. Mittelbach, Michigan State University, USA, Brian J. McGill, University of Maine, USA.


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