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Spatial Ecology:
The Role of Space in Population Dynamics and Interspecific Interactions (MPB-30)
Edited by David Tilman & Peter Kareiva

Book Description

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
List of Contributors
Pt. ISingle Species Dynamics in Spatial Habitats
1Population Dynamics in Spatial Habitats3
2Predictive and Practical Metapopulation Models: The Incidence Function Approach21
3Variability, Patchiness, and Jump Dispersal in the Spread of an Invading Population46
Pt. IIParasites, Pathogens, and Predators in a Spatially Complex World
4The Dynamics of Spatially Distributed Host-Parasitoid Systems75
5Basic Epidemiological Concepts in a Spatial Context111
6Measles: Persistence and Synchronicity in Disease Dynamics137
7Genetics and the Spatial Ecology of Species Interactions: The Silene-Ustilago System158
Pt. IIICompetition in a Spatial World
8Competition in Spatial Habitats185
9Biologically Generated Spatial Pattern and the Coexistence of Competing Species204
10Habitat Destruction and Species Extinctions233
11Local and Regional Processes as Controls of Species Richness250
Pt. IVThe Final Analysis: Does Space Matter or Not? And How Will We Test Our Ideas?
12Theories of Simplification and Scaling of Spatially Distributed Processes271
13Production Functions from Ecological Populations: A Survey with Emphasis on Spatially Implicit Models296
14Challenges and Opportunities for Empirical Evaluation of "Spatial Theory"318
References333
Index365

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