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Theoretical Biology

Diversity of Functional Traits and Interactions

Perspectives on Community Dynamics

Editors: Mougi, Akihiko (Ed.)

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  • Presents the most up-to-date research regarding theoretical perspectives on community dynamics
  • Provides novel viewpoints on the complexity–stability debate
  • Explains new methods for studying complex community dynamics
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This book presents new theoretical perspectives on ecological community dynamics and in so doing casts fresh light on the enduring complexity–stability debate. Real ecological communities do not simply comprise diverse species and interactions, which respectively represented the nodes and links of the classic network theory. Rather, they are characterized by different types of complexity, and this book explains how this diversity of complexity is key to understanding the dynamics of ecological communities. It is shown how various properties in natural communities, such as life history, adaptation, density dependence, sex, interaction types, space, functional traits, and microbial processes, can dramatically increase the complexity in ecological communities. Furthermore, innovative methods are introduced that may be applied to cast light on very complex communities. With each chapter presenting the latest advances and approaches, the book sets the direction for future research on ecological community dynamics. It will be a “must read” for researchers and students in the field of ecology.


About the authors

Akihiko Mougi is an associate professor in the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Shimane University. He completed his Ph.D. at Hokkaido University and did postdoctoral work at the Kyushu University and Ryukoku University. His research uses mathematical models to understand ecological and evolutionary dynamics of biological communities and the stability of ecosystems.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Incorporating Ontogenetic Niche Shifts into Hybrid Community Dynamics

    Pages 3-18

    Nakazawa, Takefumi

  • Effects of Rapid Evolution on Population Cycles and Extinction in Predator–Prey Systems

    Pages 19-49

    Yamamichi, Masato

  • The Possibility that the Evolution of Sexual Traits Stabilizes Ecological Communities

    Pages 51-62

    Kobayashi, Kazuya

  • Spatiality and Community Stability

    Pages 63-77

    Mougi, Akihiko

  • Direct and Indirect Effects of Facilitation and Competition in Ecological Communities: Population Persistence, Coexistence, and Species Diversity Along the Stress Gradients

    Pages 81-108

    Takimoto, Gaku

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eBook 106,99 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity of Functional Traits and Interactions
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Community Dynamics
Editors
  • Akihiko Mougi
Series Title
Theoretical Biology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7953-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7953-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7952-3
Series ISSN
2522-0438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 213
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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