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Theoretical ecology : principles and applications

Author: Robert M May; Angela R McLean
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [3rd ed.]View all editions and formats
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The third edition of May's influential text will first provide a comprehensive overview of the basic principles that underpin the structure, function and dynamics of individual populations and communities, whilst later chapters will then deal with applications.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Theoretical ecology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006103212
(OCoLC)75713259
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M May; Angela R McLean
ISBN: 9780191526190 0191526193 9781429470537 1429470534
OCLC Number: 137272464
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 257 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction / Angela R. McLean and Robert M. May --
How population cohere: five rules for cooperation / Martin A. Nowak and Karl Sigmund --
Single-species dynamics / Tim Coulson and H. Charles J. Godfray --
Metapopulations and their spatial dynamics / Sean Nee --
Predator-prey interactions / Michael B. Bonsall and Michael O. Hassell --
Plant population dynamics / Michael J. Crawley --
Interspecific competition and multispecies coexistence / David Tilman --
Diversity and stability in ecological communities / Anthony R. Ives --
Communities: patterns / Robert M. May, Michael J. Crawley, and George Sugihara --
Dynamics of infectious disease / Bryan Grenfell and Matthew Keeling --
Fisheries / John r. Beddington and Geoffrey P. Kirkwood --
A doubly Green Revolution: ecology and food production / Gordon Conway --
Conservation biology: unsolved problems and their policy implications / Andy Dobson, Will R. Turner, and David S. Wilcove --
Climate change and conservation biology / Jeremy T. Kerr and Heather M. Kharouba --
Unanswered questions and why they matter / Robert M. May.
Responsibility: edited by Robert M. May and Angela R. McLean.

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