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Ecological Niches Linking Classical and Contemporary Approaches

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ISBN-10: 0226101800

ISBN-13: 9780226101804

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jonathan M. Chase, Mathew A. Leibold

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Although the niche concept has fallen into disfavour among ecologists in recent years, Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold argue that the niche is an ideal tool with which to unify disparate research and theoretical approaches in contemporary ecology.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 221
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: History, Context, and Purpose
Revising the Niche Concept: Definitions and Mechanistic Models
Comparing Classical and Contemporary Niche Theory
Designs and Limitations of Empirical Approaches to the Niche
Incorporating Biological Complexities
Environmental Variability in Time and Space
Species Sorting in Communities
Community Succession, Assembly, and Biodiversity
Niche Relations within Ecosystems
The Evolutionary Niche