Metacommunities: Spatial Dynamics and Ecological Communities

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Until recently community ecology--a science devoted to understanding the patterns and processes of species distribution and abundance--focused mainly on specific and often limited scales of a single community. Since the 1970s, for example, metapopulation dynamics--studies of interacting groups of populations connected through movement--concentrated on the processes of population turnover, extinction, and establishment of new populations. Metacommunities takes the hallmarks of metapopulation theory to the next level by ...

Metacommunities: Spatial Dynamics and Ecological Communities 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226350646

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Metacommunities: Spatial Dynamics and Ecological Communities 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226350639

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