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The Resource Biological diversity: the coexistence of species on changing landscapes

Biological diversity: the coexistence of species on changing landscapes

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Biological diversity: the coexistence of species on changing landscapes
Title
Biological diversity: the coexistence of species on changing landscapes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book describes the natural processes that must be understood in order to manage and protect the Earth's biological diversity. The author begins with a clear definition of biological diversity and a summary of the types of diversity patterns found on Earth. Next he lays out a scientific framework for understanding the complex array of diversity patterns, including the distribution of rare species to landscape patterns visible from space. Many fascinating case studies of coral reefs, fire-maintained shrublands, prairies, and tropical rain forests illustrate the theories and models described in this book, including such fundamental issues as endemism, invasions, and extinction in temperate, tropical, and marine ecosystems."--Publisher description
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UkLiU
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Huston, Michael A.
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  • Species diversity
  • Biological diversity
Label
Biological diversity: the coexistence of species on changing landscapes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-669) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part 1. Raw material and tools -- 2. General patterns of species diversity -- 3. The assessment of species diversity -- Part 2. Theories of species diversity -- 4. Equilibrium: processes and landscape-scale diversity -- 5. Non-equilibrium processes and local diversity -- 6. Diversity within populations -- 7. The structure of communities and ecosystems -- 8. Landscape patterns: disturbance and diversity -- 9. Landscape patterns: succession and temporal change -- 10. Landscape patterns: gradients and zonation -- Part 4. Case studies: patterns and hypotheses -- 11. Case studies: endemism and invasions -- 12. Case studies: species diversity in marine ecosystems -- 13. Case studies: species diversity in fire-influenced ecosystems -- 14. Case studies: species diversity in tropical rain forest -- 15. Concluding comments: the economics of biological diversity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 681 pages
Isbn
9780521369305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Biological diversity: the coexistence of species on changing landscapes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-669) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part 1. Raw material and tools -- 2. General patterns of species diversity -- 3. The assessment of species diversity -- Part 2. Theories of species diversity -- 4. Equilibrium: processes and landscape-scale diversity -- 5. Non-equilibrium processes and local diversity -- 6. Diversity within populations -- 7. The structure of communities and ecosystems -- 8. Landscape patterns: disturbance and diversity -- 9. Landscape patterns: succession and temporal change -- 10. Landscape patterns: gradients and zonation -- Part 4. Case studies: patterns and hypotheses -- 11. Case studies: endemism and invasions -- 12. Case studies: species diversity in marine ecosystems -- 13. Case studies: species diversity in fire-influenced ecosystems -- 14. Case studies: species diversity in tropical rain forest -- 15. Concluding comments: the economics of biological diversity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 681 pages
Isbn
9780521369305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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