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The Biology of Rarity Causes and Consequences of Rare-Common Differences

Edited By: WE Kunin and KJ Gaston
280 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
The Biology of Rarity
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  • The Biology of Rarity ISBN: 9780412633805 Hardback Dec 1996 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
Price: £219.99
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Rare species and the subject of rarity itself have gained increasing attention in recent years. This book addresses a novel aspect of their biology, bringing insights from a variety of discplines to bear on the causes and implications of differences between rare and common species. |This work should interest not only those concerned with rare species but also those with a theoretical bias, as it addresses the fundamental question of how various ecological and evolutionary processes can contribute to the formation of pattern.


Rarity and rare-common differences; mechanisms creating rare-common differences; exit biases; consequences of rarity; implications and conclusions.

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Edited By: WE Kunin and KJ Gaston
280 pages, Figs, tabs
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
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'...the content is excellent, with the editors contributing the bulk of the material...there is much original and useful material for most ecologist, and I can thoroughly recommend it.' Journal of Animal Ecology

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