The Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity: 40th Symposium of the British Ecological Society (Symposia of the British Ecological Society)

The Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity: 40th Symposium of the British Ecological Society (Symposia of the British Ecological Society)

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Michael Hutchings
Cambridge University Press, 6/1/2009
EAN 9780521549356, ISBN10: 0521549353

Paperback, 452 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

The last decade has seen countless advances in the measurement and interpretation of the impacts of environmental heterogeneity upon organisms and ecological processes. Progress has been made at a variety of scales of organisation. Following a Symposium on Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity, a team of international experts has collaborated to produce this volume. It discusses the effects of environmental heterogeneity; the effects of spatial and temporal heterogeneity on individuals, populations, communities and biodiversity; and the management and conservation implications of environment heterogeneity. This book will prove to be an invaluable reference work not only to advanced students but also established researchers working in the field.

1. The world is heterogeneous
ecological consequences of living in a patchy environment A. J. A. Stewart, E. A. John and M. J. Hutchings
2. Ecological heterogeneity
an ontogeny of concepts and approaches J. A. Wiens
3. Generation of heterogeneity by organisms
creation, maintenance and transformation S. T. A. Pickett, M. L. Cadenasso and C. G. Jones
4. Heterogeneity, diversity and scale in plant communities S. D. Wilson
5. Plant response to patchy soils A. Fitter, A. Hodge and D. Robinson
6. The effects of heterogeneous nutrient supply on plant performance
a survey of responses, with special reference to clonal herbs M. J. Hutchings, D. K. Wijesinghe and E. A. John
7. Plant competition in spatially heterogeneous environments B. B. Casper, J. F. Cahill Jr and R. B. Jackson
8. Light heterogeneity in tropical rain forests
photosynthetic responses and their ecological consequences J. R. Watling and M. C. Press
9. Heterogeneity in plant quality and its impact on the population ecology of insect herbivores M. D. Hunter, R. E. Forkner and J. N. McNeil
10. Foraging ecology of animals in response to heterogeneous environments J. S. Brown
11. Habitat heterogeneity and the behavioural and population ecology of host-parasitoid interactions H. C. J. Godfray, C. B. Müller and A. R. Kraaijeveld
12. The effects of heterogeneity on dispersal and colonization in plants M. Rees, M. Mangel, L. Turnbull, A. Sheppard and D. Briese
13. Genetic variation and adaptation in tree populations D. H. Boshier and M. R. Billingham
14. Food webs and resource sheds
towards spatially delimiting trophic interactions M. E. Power and W. E. Rainey
15. Habitat destruction and extinctions
predictions from metapopulation models C. Dytham
16. Environmental heterogeneity and species survival in degraded tropical landscapes R. T. Corlett
17. Ecological experiments in farmland conservation D. W. Macdonald, R. E. Feber, F. H. Tattersall and P. J. Johnson
18. Environmental heterogeneity
the effects on plants in restoration ecology J. P. Bakker
19. Concluding remarks
a review of some open questions J. H. Lawton.