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About this book
About this book
This book addresses the fundamental effects of space on the dynamics of individual species and on the structure, dynamics, diversity, and stability of multispecies communities. The spatial structure of a habitat can fundamentally alter both the qualitative and quantitative dynamics and outcomes of ecological processes. There have been many recent advances in our understanding of the influence of spatially explicit processes on individual species and on multi-species communities. This book synthesizes these advances, shows the limitations of traditional, non-spatial approaches, and offers a variety of new approaches to spatial ecology that should stimulate ecological research.
<table><TR><TD> <TD>Preface <TD>Population Dynamics in Spatial Habitats <TR><TD>2 <TD>Predictive and Practical Metapopulation Models: The Incidence Function Approach <TR><TD>3 <TD>Variability, Patchiness, and Jump Dispersal in the Spread of an Invading Population <TR><TD>Pt. II <TD>Parasites, Pathogens, and Predators in a Spatially Complex World <TD>The Dynamics of Spatially Distributed Host-Parasitoid Systems <TR><TD>5 <TD>Basic Epidemiological Concepts in a Spatial Context <TR><TD>6 <TD>Measles: Persistence and Synchronicity in Disease Dynamics <TR><TD>7 <TD>Genetics and the Spatial Ecology of Species Interactions: The Silene-Ustilago System <TR><TD>Pt. III <TD>Competition in a Spatial World <TD>Competition in Spatial Habitats <TR><TD>9 <TD>Biologically Generated Spatial Pattern and the Coexistence of Competing Species <TR><TD>10 <TD>Habitat Destruction and Species Extinctions <TR><TD>11 <TD>Local and Regional Processes as Controls of Species Richness <TR><TD>Pt. IV <TD>The Final Analysis: Does Space Matter or Not? And How Will We Test Our Ideas? <TD>Theories of Simplification and Scaling of Spatially Distributed Processes <TR><TD>13 <TD>Production Functions from Ecological Populations: A Survey with Emphasis on Spatially Implicit Models <TR><TD>14 <TD>Challenges and Opportunities for Empirical Evaluation of "Spatial Theory" <TR><TD> <TD>References <TR><TD> <TD>Index