Species Diversity in Space and Time

Species Diversity in Space and Time

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Species diversity is marked by some interesting facts--such as larger areas have more 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.puzzle. My friend, Arthur Shapiro, sanely wary of ecological theory, took a look at the first 12 chapters of this book and pronounced them somewhat unfulfilling. Where ... I have no sure answer for that question, but I am not embarrassed to be a puzzle solver. ... Like crossword puzzles or jigsaw puzzles, they are hierarchical.

Title:Species Diversity in Space and Time
Author: Michael L. Rosenzweig
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1995-05-04

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