Owen-Smith innovatively links the principles of adaptive behaviour to their consequences for population dynamics and community ecology, through the application of a metaphysiological modelling approach. The main focus is on large mammalian herbivores occupying seasonally variable environments such as those characterised by African savannas, but applications to temperate zone ungulates are also included. Issues of habitat suitability, species coexistence, and population stability or instability are similarly investigated.
' ! an enjoyable and informative addition to the ecological literature. We are convinced others will find the book equally stimulating and useful.' Science '! an enjoyable and informative addition to the ecological literature.' Science Magazine
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