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The Species-Area Relationship Theory and Application

By: Thomas J Matthews(Editor), Kostas A Triantis(Editor), Robert J Whittaker(Editor), Mark V Lomolino(Foreword By)
481 pages, Figures, tables
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The species-area relationship (SAR) describes a range of related phenomena that are fundamental to the study of biogeography, macroecology and community ecology. While the subject of ongoing debate for a century, surprisingly, no previous book has focused specifically on the SAR. This volume addresses this shortfall by providing a synthesis of the development of SAR typologies and theory, as well as empirical research and application to biodiversity conservation problems. It also includes a compilation of recent advances in SAR research, comprising novel SAR-related theories and findings from the leading authors in the field. The chapters feature specific knowledge relating to terrestrial, marine and freshwater realms, ensuring a comprehensive volume relevant to a wide range of fields, with a mix of review and novel material and with clear recommendations for further research and application


Foreword / Mark V. Lomolino
1. The species–area relationship: both general and protean? / Thomas J. Matthews, Kostas A. Triantis and Robert J. Whittaker
2. The History of the Species–Area Relationship / Even Tjørve, Thomas J. Matthews and Robert J. Whittaker
3. The multiple forms and functions of species–area relationship / Thomas Matthews, François Rigal, Konstantinos Proios, Kostas Triantis and Robert J. Whittaker
4. The factors that underpin the shape of the SAR curve / Even Tjørve, Kathleen Tjørve , Eva Šizlingová and Arnost Šizling
5. Functional and phylogenetic diversity–area relationships: a review / Florent Mazel and Wilfried Thuiller
6. Species–area relationships in alien species: pattern and process / Tim Blackburn, Phil Cassey and Petr Pysek
7. Mathematical expressions for the species-area relationship (SAR) and (the hidden) assumptions behind the models / Even Tjørve and Kathleen Tjørve
8. Biodiversity scaling on a continuous plane: geometrical underpinnings of the nested species–area relationship / David Storch and Arnost Šizling
9. Upscaling SARs and the connection with species abundances / Luis Borda-de-Agua, Saeid Alirezazadeh, Manuela Neves, Stephen P. Hubbell, Paulo Borges, Pedro Cardoso, Francisco Dionísio and Henrique M. Pereira
10. The SAR: Is It “Produced by Laws Acting around Us”? / John Harte
11. The species–area relationships of ecological neutral theory / James Rosindell and Ryan Chisholm
12. The integration of the species–area relationship with mechanistic community ecological theory / Robert Holt, Dominique Gravel, Adrian Stier and James Rosindell
13. The identification biodiversity hotspots using the species–area relationship / Simone Fattorini
14. Using the species-area relationship to predict extinctions resulting from habitat loss / Simone Fattorini, Werner Ulrich and Thomas J. Matthews
15. Using network analysis and diversity partitioning to examine the temporal dynamics of the species–area relationship / Joseph Veech and Giovanni Strona
16. Does Geometry dominate extinction due to habitat loss? / Athanasios Kallimanis and John Halley
17. External modulators of species-area relationships /Isabel Jones, Carlos Peres, Maíra Benchimol, Anderson S. Bueno, Danielle Storck-Tonon and Ana Filipa Palmeirim
18. Applied SARs in marine systems and fisheries / Karl Ugland and Alexandra Kraberg
19. Conclusions and future Directions in SAR Research / Kostas A. Triantis

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By: Thomas J Matthews(Editor), Kostas A Triantis(Editor), Robert J Whittaker(Editor), Mark V Lomolino(Foreword By)
481 pages, Figures, tables
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