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Academic & Professional Books  Ecology  Ecological Theory & Practice

Untangling Ecological Complexity The Macroscopic Perspective

By: Brian A Maurer
251 pages, 36 figs, 6 tabs, 1 map
Untangling Ecological Complexity
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Ecologists increasingly find themselves called upon to address the impacts of global change on biodiversity. Yet most studies on biodiversity focus solely on intensive, experimental analyses of localized ecological communities. In this book, Maurer argues for a more pluralistic approach, showing how ecologists might enhance their ability to tackle global problems by incorporating broader spatial and temporal perspectives into their research.


Acknowledgments Ch. 1: Of Entangled Banks and Humble Bees Ch. 2: From Micro to Macro and Back Again Ch. 3: Communities on Small Spatial and Temporal Scales Ch. 4: Communities as Linear Systems Ch. 5: Communities as Nonlinear Systems Ch. 6: Macroecology: Expanding the Spatial Scale of Community Ecology Ch. 7: Geographic Range Structure: Niches Written in Space Ch. 8: Geographic Assembly of Local Communities Ch. 9: The Evolution of Species Diversity at the Macroscale Ch. 10: The Macroscopic Perspective and the Future of Ecology Literature Cited Index

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By: Brian A Maurer
251 pages, 36 figs, 6 tabs, 1 map
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