Editors: Hastings, Alan and Gross, Louis J.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
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Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $225.00
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 1626
Book Status: Available
This major reference is an overview of the current state of theoretical ecology through a series of topical entries centered on both ecological and statistical themes. Coverage ranges across scales from the physiological, to populations, landscapes, and ecosystems. Entries provide an introduction to broad fields such as Applied Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Computational Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Epidemiology and Epidemic Modeling, Population Ecology, Spatial Ecology and Statistics in Ecology. Others provide greater specificity and depth, including discussions on the Allee effect, ordinary differential equations, and ecosystem services. Descriptions of modern statistical and modeling approaches and how they contributed to advances in theoretical ecology are also included. Succinct, uncompromising, and authoritative - a "must have" for those interested in the use of theory in the ecological sciences.