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Nonequilibrium Ecology

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  • Author: Klaus Rohde, University of New England, Australia
  • Date Published: February 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521674553

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  • Ecology has long been shaped by ideas that stress the sharing of resources and the competition for those resources, and by the assumption that populations and communities typically exist under equilibrium conditions in habitats saturated with both individuals and species. However, much evidence contradicts these assumptions and it is likely that nonequilibrium is much more widespread than might be expected. This book is unique in focusing on nonequilibrium aspects of ecology, providing evidence for nonequilibrium and equilibrium in populations (and metapopulations), in extant communities and in ecological systems over evolutionary time.

    • Emphasis on nonequilibrium in nature
    • Detailed discussions of equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions in many animal and plant populations and communities, and of zoogeographical patterns
    • A critical evaluation of evidence for interspecific competition
    • A detailed discussion of latitudinal gradients in species diversity (why are there so many species in the tropics) and their causes
    • A cutting edge account of major problems in ecology
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    Nonequilibrium Ecology is a useful compilation of facts, theories, and opinions related to the competition debate..."
    Franz J. Weissing, Ecology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521674553
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Concepts and problems
    2. Nonequilibrium in communities
    3. Interspecific competition: definition and effects on species
    4. Interspecific competition: effects in communities and conclusion
    5. Non-competitive mechanisms responsible for niche restriction and segregation
    6. Patterns over evolutionary time, present mass-extinctions
    7. Some detailed examples at the population/metapopulation level
    8. Some detailed examples at the community level
    9. Some detailed biogeographical/macroecological patterns
    10. An autecological comparison: the ecology of aspidogastrea
    11. What explains the differences found? A summary, and prospects for an ecology of the future

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    Klaus Rohde is Professor Emeritus at the University of New England, Australia.

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