The Structure and Dynamics of Geographic Ranges
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The Structure and Dynamics of Geographic Ranges (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution) by Kevin J. Gaston
2003 | ISBN: 0198526415, 0198526407 | English | 280 pages | PDF | 3 MB
No species occurs everywhere. Indeed, the majority are absent from most places, and where they do occur they are usually quite rare. Gaston discusses the structure of these distributions - the structure of the geographic ranges of species.
Gaston is particularly concerned with the factors that determine the limits to a species' geographic range, how the sizes of those ranges vary, and patterns in that variation. Also considered are the distribution of individuals amongst those sites where a species does occur and what determines that distribution, and some of the practical implications of all these.
Both in a pure and applied context, ecologists need a broader perspective on their subject matter than has historically prevailed. This book provides one such perspective.
A must have book for any researchers and graduate students studying macroecology, biogeography and conservation biology.
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