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.
'...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