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Advanced Ecological Theory: Principles and Applications



Advanced Ecological Theory: Principles and Applications

J. McGlade (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-865-42734-1 June 1999 Wiley-Blackwell 368 Pages


Advanced Ecological Theory is intended for both postgraduate students and professional researchers in ecology. It provides an overview of current advances in the field as well as closely related areas in evolution, ecological economics, and natural-resource management, familiarizing the reader with the mathematical, computational and statistical approaches used in these different areas. The book has an exciting set of diverse contributions written by leading authorities.

Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xvii

1 J.M. McGlade: Individual-based models in ecology 1

2 E. Renshaw: Stochastic effects in population models 23

3 M. Keeling: Spatial models of interacting populations 64

4 D.A. Rand: Correlation equations and pair approximations for spatial ecologies 100

5 R. Law: Theoretical aspects of community assembly 143

6 S.L. Pimm: The dynamics of the flows of matter and energy 172

7 W.M. Getz: Population and evolutionary dynamics of consumer resource systems 194

8 P.H. Harvey and A. Purvis: Understanding the ecological and evolutionary reasons for life history variation: mammals as a case study 232

9 M.L. Rosenzweig: Species diversity 249

10 E.J. Milner-Gulland: Ecological economics 282

11 J.M. McGlade: Ecosystem analysis and the governance of natural resources 309

Index 343