Species diversity is marked by some interesting facts such as larger areas have species, and diversity is particularly high near the equator Other factors to consider are what reduces diversity in ecologically productive places and across what scales of space and time diversity patterns hold This book examines these questions and many others, the author employing both theory and data in his search for answers Surprisingly, many of the questions have reasonably likely answers By identifying these, attention can be turned toward life s many still unexplained diversity patterns As evolutionary ecologists race to understand biodiversity before it is too late, this book will help set the agenda for diversity research into the next century and will be useful to graduate students and researchers in ecology and evolutionary and conservation biology....
|Title||:||Species Diversity in Space and Time|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press 1 edition May 26, 1995|
|Number of Pages||:||460 pages|
|File Size||:||577 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Species Diversity in Space and Time Reviews
Best book to get your graduate career in Ecology jump started, heavy book, but very well written. Would definitely give to my students to read .
A clear description of patterns in biodiversity.
Great book! It is (and will always be) a must read reference for everyone interested in biodiversity distribution and community ecology.
Some chapter titles: Patterns in Space; Patterns in Time; Dimensionless patterns (body size, food chain patterns); Speciation; Extinction; Species-Area Curves; Energy Flow and Diversity
My graduate advisor recommended this book and I'm getting a copy for myself. It is full of useful, clear-cut information about the complexities that create the diversity we see everywhere within the natural world. It is easy to read, almost conversational, with numerous examples from all areas of ecological research. There are many graphs to visually explain the patterns described and not too many difficult, complex formulas (only the necessary ones).
This work matches with my thesis, describing diversity in all aspects along a gradient of space and time. It's a great review of some theories and thoughts.