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Distribution Ecology

From Individual Habitat Use to Species Biogeographical Range

Authors: Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

  • This book brings together a set of approaches to the study of individual-species ecology based on the analysis of spatial variations of abundance
  • Combines theoretical issues with technical developments such as mapping distributions
  • Addresses the limitations that still exist in understanding the relationships between scales and the importance of distribution ecology in determining key factors that affect species conservation status
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This book brings together a set of approaches to the study of individual-species ecology based on the analysis of spatial variations of abundance. Distribution ecology assumes that ecological phenomena can be understood when analyzing the extrinsic (environmental) or intrinsic (physiological constraints, population mechanisms) that correlate with this spatial variation. Ecological processes depend on geographical scales, so their analysis requires following environmental heterogeneity.  At small scales, the effects of biotic factors of ecosystems are strong, while at large scales, abiotic factors such as climate, govern ecological functioning. Responses of organisms also depend on scales: at small scales, adaptations dominate, i.e. the ability of organisms to respond adaptively using habitat decision rules that maximize their fitness; at large scales, limiting traits dominate, i.e., tolerance ranges to environmental conditions.​

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Concepts and Definitions

    Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    Pages 3-13

  • Distribution of Individuals

    Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    Pages 17-42

  • Distribution of Aggregations

    Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    Pages 43-56

  • Distribution of Societies

    Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    Pages 57-75

  • Distribution of Subpopulations

    Cassini, Marcelo Hernán

    Pages 77-91

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6415-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6414-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9197-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Distribution Ecology
Book Subtitle
From Individual Habitat Use to Species Biogeographical Range
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6415-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6415-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6414-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9197-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 217
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