Lecture Notes in Biomathematics

Community Ecology

A Workshop held at Davis, CA, April 1986

Editors: Hastings, Alan (Ed.)

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This book presents the proceedings of a workshop on community ecology organized at Davis, in April, 1986, sponsored by the Sloan Foundation. There have been several recent symposia on community ecology (Strong et. al., 1984, Diamond and Case, 1987) which have covered a wide range of topics. The goal of the workshop at Davis was more narrow: to explore the role of scale in developing a theoretical approach to understanding communities. There are a number of aspects of scale that enter into attempts to understand ecological communities. One of the most basic is organizational scale. Should community ecology proceed by building up from population biology? This question and its ramifications are stressed throughout the book and explored in the first chapter by Simon Levin. Notions of scale have long been important in understanding physical systems. Thus, in understanding the interactions of organisms with their physical environment, questions of scale become paramount. These more physical questions illustrate the role scale plays in understanding ecology, and are discussed in chapter two by Akira Okubo.

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  • Spatial Aspects of Species Interactions: the Wedding of Models and Experiments

    P. Kareiva, M. Andersen

    Pages 35-50

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  • The Geometry of Niches

    Stuart L. Pimm

    Pages 92-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community Ecology
Book Subtitle
A Workshop held at Davis, CA, April 1986
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Biomathematics
Series Volume
77
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-85936-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-85936-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-50398-9
Series ISSN
0341-633X
Edition Number
1
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