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Community ecology

Author: Rory Putman
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Over the past two decades much progress has been made in the study of ecology at the level of whole communities. The development of sophisticated modelling techniques capable of handling the complexity of interactions, together with increased rigour of analysis of field observation and recognition of the need for controlled experimentation, have led to tremendous advances in our understanding of communities and

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rory Putman
ISBN: 0412544903 9780412544903 0412545004 9780412545009
OCLC Number: 28798724
Description: xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preface. Ecological communities --
definitions and a search for pattern. Population interaction and the structure of communities. Food webs and connectance. Compartments in food webs. Food web topology. Niche theory: niche packing and community structure. Guilds and guild structure. Species composition and the assembly of communities. A question of equilibrium. Stability. References. Index.
Responsibility: R.J. Putman.
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This book is aimed at advanced level undergraduates and offers them an overview of the major issues and developments in community ecology over the past few years.  Read more...


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A textbook for an advanced undergraduate course, explaining how to analyze the ecology at the level of whole communities. |o Book News |d May 1994

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