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As profound threats to ecosystems increase worldwide, ecologists must move beyond studying single communities at a single point in time. All of the dynamic, interconnected spatial and temporal processes that determine the distribution and abundance of species must be understood in order to develop new conservation and management strategies. This volume is the first to integrate mathematical and biological approaches to these crucial topics.
Acknowledgments Introduction: Spatiotemporal Approaches in Ecology and Genetics: The Road Less Traveled by Olin E. Rhodes, Jr. and Eugene P. Odum. 1: Metapopulation Ecology Ilkka Hanski 2: Sources and Sinks: Empirical Evidence and Population Consequences H. Ronald Pulliam 3: Multistage Life Cycles Henry M. Wilbur 4: Overlapping Generations: The Storage Effect and the Maintenance of Biotic Diversity Nelson G. Hairston, Jr., Stephen Ellner, Colleen M. Kearns. 5: Sources of Variation in Migratory Movements of Animal Populations: Statistical Inference and a Selective Review of Empirical Results for Birds James D. Nichols 6: Consequences of Dispersal in Plants James L. Hamrick, John D. Nason. 7: Gene Conservation Ronald K. Chesser, Olin E. Rhodes, Jr., Michael H. Smith. 8: Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Bacterial Population Genetics J. Vaun McArthur 9: Toward the Incorporation of Spatiotemporal Dynamics into Ecotoxicology Raymond J. O'Connor 10: Landscape Processes and Their Significance to Biodiversity Conservation Larry D. Harris, Thomas S. Hoctor, Sarah E. Gergel. Synthesis: Science and the Singular Universe Ronald K. Chesser List of Contributors Index