Wageningen UR Frontis Series

Resource Ecology

Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging

Editors: Prins, Herbert H.T., van Langevelde, Frank (Eds.)

  • Coherent set of chapters dealing with resource ecology (ideal for lecturers developing a new course on resource ecology)
  • Every chapter has testable hypotheses for further research (ideal for students, especially PhD students looking for good subjects for their theses)
  • Ample attention for the emerging issue in ecology of ‘scale’
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About this book

This multi-author book deals with ‘resource ecology’, which is the ecology of trophic interactions between consumers and their resources. Resource ecology is perhaps the most central part of ecology. In its linkage between foraging theory and spatial ecology, it shows how old and fundamental questions can be tackled afresh. It addresses crucial aspects of the interactions between consumers and resources. Foraging is the central process in resource ecology because it leads to growth, survival and reproduction of the animal. Resource ecology forms the basis for comprehending the functioning of multi-species assemblages, and is thus key to grasp the organisation of biodiversity.

All chapters in the book were prepared for a small symposium and were circulated in advance to the participants. They were subjected to intense group discussions; comments and critiques were subsequently used for writing new versions, which were peer-reviewed. For the purposes of stimulating future research, each chapter ends with two or three testable hypotheses. Each chapter is followed by a comment. This makes the book ideal for teaching and course work, because it highlights the fact that ecology is a living and active research field.

Reviews

From the reviews: “The book presents a very readable account of the current state of play across the broad range of herbivore resource ecology: diet selection and intake at local, patch and landscape scales. … I would certainly recommend this book to researchers, undergraduate and graduate reading groups, because the contents provide plenty of food for thought and debate. Conveniently, the chapters can be viewed individually at the website.” (Andrew Illius, African Journal of Range & Forage Science, Vol. 27 (1), 2010)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction to Resource Ecology

    Langevelde, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Mechanisms Determining Large-Herbivore Distribution

    Bailey, Derek W. (et al.)

    Pages 7-28

  • Comments on “Mechanisms Determining Large-Herbivore Distribution”

    Wieren, Sipke E. (et al.)

    Pages 29-31

  • Spatial Statistics to Quantify Patterns of Herd Dispersion in a Savanna Herbivore Community

    Stein, Alfred (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Comments on “Spatial Statistics to Quantify Patterns of Herd Dispersion in a Savanna Herbivore Community”Introduction to Resource Ecology

    Prins, Herbert H. T. (et al.)

    Pages 53-56

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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6850-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resource Ecology
Book Subtitle
Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging
Editors
  • Herbert H.T. Prins
  • Frank van Langevelde
Series Title
Wageningen UR Frontis Series
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6850-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6850-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6848-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6849-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 306
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