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Macroecology

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ISBN-10: 0226076156

ISBN-13: 9780226076157

Edition: 1995

Authors: James H. Brown

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In Macroecology, James H. Brown proposes a radical new research agenda designed to broaden the scope of ecology to encompass vast geographical areas and very long time spans. While much ecological research is narrowly focused and experimental, providing detailed information that cannot be used to generalize from one ecological community or time period to another, macroecology draws on data from many disciplines to create a less detailed but much broader picture with greater potential for generalization. Integrating data from ecology, systematics, evolutionary biology, paleobiology, and biogeography to investigate problems that could only be addressed on a much smaller scale by traditional…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Preface
Introduction
The Macroecological Approach
Species, Niches, and Communities
The Abundance and Distribution of Species
The Composition of Biotas: Patterns of Body Size, Abundance, and Energetics
The Assembly of Continental Biotas: Geographic Range
Mechanisms: Structure and Function of Individuals
Mechanisms: Population Dynamics and Interspecific Interactions
Mechanisms: Species Dynamics
Synthesis: Ecological Implications
Synthesis: Biogeographic and Macroevolutionary Implications
Applications: Human Ecology and Conservation Biology
Reflections and Prospects Literature Cited
Index