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Spatial ecology : the role of space in population dynamics and interspecific interactions / edited by David Tilman and Peter Kareiva.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Monographs in population biology ; 30Publication details: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1997.ISBN:
  • 0691016534
  • 0691016526
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 577.8/2 21
LOC classification:
  • QH541.15.S62 S62 1997
Contents:
Pt. I. Single Species Dynamics in Spatial Habitats. 1. Population Dynamics in Spatial Habitats / David Tilman, Clarence L. Lehman and Peter Kareiva. 2. Predictive and Practical Metapopulation Models: The Incidence Function Approach / Ilkka Hanski. 3. Variability, Patchiness, and Jump Dispersal in the Spread of an Invading Population / Mark A. Lewis -- Pt. II. Parasites, Pathogens, and Predators in a Spatially Complex World. 4. The Dynamics of Spatially Distributed Host-Parasitoid Systems / Michael P. Hassell and Howard B. Wilson. 5. Basic Epidemiological Concepts in a Spatial Context / Elizabeth Eli Holmes. 6. Measles: Persistence and Synchronicity in Disease Dynamics / Neil M. Ferguson, Robert M. May and Roy M. Anderson. 7. Genetics and the Spatial Ecology of Species Interactions: The Silene-Ustilago System / Janis Antonovics, Peter H. Thrall and Andrew M. Jarosz -- Pt. III. Competition in a Spatial World. 8. Competition in Spatial Habitats / Clarence L. Lehman and David Tilman. 9. Biologically Generated Spatial Pattern and the Coexistence of Competing Species / Stephen W. Pacala and Simon A. Levin. 10. Habitat Destruction and Species Extinctions / David Tilman and Clarence L. Lehman. 11. Local and Regional Processes as Controls of Species Richness / Howard V. Cornell and Ronald H. Karlson -- Pt. IV. The Final Analysis: Does Space Matter or Not? And How Will We Test Our Ideas? 12. Theories of Simplification and Scaling of Spatially Distributed Processes / Simon A. Levin and Stephen W. Pacala. 13. Production Functions from Ecological Populations: A Survey with Emphasis on Spatially Implicit Models / Jonathan Roughgarden. 14. Challenges and Opportunities for Empirical Evaluation of "Spatial Theory" / Eleanor K. Steinberg and Peter Kareiva.
Summary: Spatial Ecology addresses the fundamental effects of space on the dynamics of individual species and on the structure, dynamics, diversity, and stability of multispecies communities. Although the ecological world is unavoidably spatial, there have been surprisingly few attempts to determine how explicit considerations of space may alter the predictions of ecological models, or what insights they may give into the causes of broad-scale ecological patterns. As the chapters in this book demonstrate, the spatial structure of a habitat can fundamentally alter both the qualitative and quantitative dynamics and outcomes of ecological processes. Spatial Ecology is designed to highlight the importance of space to five topical areas: stability, patterns of diversity, invasions, coexistence, and pattern generation. Its aim is to illustrate both the diversity of approaches used to study spatial ecology and the underlying similarities of these approaches.
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Pt. I. Single Species Dynamics in Spatial Habitats. 1. Population Dynamics in Spatial Habitats / David Tilman, Clarence L. Lehman and Peter Kareiva. 2. Predictive and Practical Metapopulation Models: The Incidence Function Approach / Ilkka Hanski. 3. Variability, Patchiness, and Jump Dispersal in the Spread of an Invading Population / Mark A. Lewis -- Pt. II. Parasites, Pathogens, and Predators in a Spatially Complex World. 4. The Dynamics of Spatially Distributed Host-Parasitoid Systems / Michael P. Hassell and Howard B. Wilson. 5. Basic Epidemiological Concepts in a Spatial Context / Elizabeth Eli Holmes. 6. Measles: Persistence and Synchronicity in Disease Dynamics / Neil M. Ferguson, Robert M. May and Roy M. Anderson. 7. Genetics and the Spatial Ecology of Species Interactions: The Silene-Ustilago System / Janis Antonovics, Peter H. Thrall and Andrew M. Jarosz -- Pt. III. Competition in a Spatial World. 8. Competition in Spatial Habitats / Clarence L. Lehman and David Tilman. 9. Biologically Generated Spatial Pattern and the Coexistence of Competing Species / Stephen W. Pacala and Simon A. Levin. 10. Habitat Destruction and Species Extinctions / David Tilman and Clarence L. Lehman. 11. Local and Regional Processes as Controls of Species Richness / Howard V. Cornell and Ronald H. Karlson -- Pt. IV. The Final Analysis: Does Space Matter or Not? And How Will We Test Our Ideas? 12. Theories of Simplification and Scaling of Spatially Distributed Processes / Simon A. Levin and Stephen W. Pacala. 13. Production Functions from Ecological Populations: A Survey with Emphasis on Spatially Implicit Models / Jonathan Roughgarden. 14. Challenges and Opportunities for Empirical Evaluation of "Spatial Theory" / Eleanor K. Steinberg and Peter Kareiva.

Spatial Ecology addresses the fundamental effects of space on the dynamics of individual species and on the structure, dynamics, diversity, and stability of multispecies communities. Although the ecological world is unavoidably spatial, there have been surprisingly few attempts to determine how explicit considerations of space may alter the predictions of ecological models, or what insights they may give into the causes of broad-scale ecological patterns. As the chapters in this book demonstrate, the spatial structure of a habitat can fundamentally alter both the qualitative and quantitative dynamics and outcomes of ecological processes. Spatial Ecology is designed to highlight the importance of space to five topical areas: stability, patterns of diversity, invasions, coexistence, and pattern generation. Its aim is to illustrate both the diversity of approaches used to study spatial ecology and the underlying similarities of these approaches.