Community Ecology

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A pluralistic approach to community ecology.

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Contents

Laboratory Experiments Field Experiments and Natural
3
Multispecies Competition
23
The Desert Granivore System
41
SECTION TWO Species Introductions and Extinctions
63
The Extent of Competition in Shaping an Introduced Avifauna
80
Evolution of Ecological Segregation in the New Guinea Montane Avifauna
98
Patterns of Change in Plant Communities Through Geological Times
126
The Importance of Spatial and Temporal Scale in Ecological
145
SECTION FIVE Forces Structuring Communities
331
Species Interactions in Freshwater Fish Communities
344
The Importance
359
Structural Niches in Plant Communities
381
Lessons from Hummingbird Flower
406
On the Population Consequences of Mutualism
425
Communities of Species with Parasitic Lifestyles 445 Chapter 27 Communities of Species with Parasitic Lifestyles
445
Kinds of Ecological CommunitiesEcology Becomes Pluralistic
467

Interspecific Competition in Fluctuating Environments 173 Chapter 10 Interspecific Competition in Fluctuating Environments
173
Consequences for Communities
192
Problems Posed by Sparse and Patchily Distributed Species in SpeciesRich Plant
207
SECTION FOUR Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Communities
227
Environmental Variation and the Coexistence of Species
240
Abiding the Variance in the Demography of Real
257
Response of Mammalian Communities to Environmental Changes During the Late
300
Biology Chance and History and the Structure of Tropical Rain Forest Tree
314
Competition Mortality and Community Structure
480
Competition and Community Organization on Hard Surfaces in the Sea
517
Early Colonization
537
Do Systematic
556
References
587
Index
649
Copyright

About the author (1986)

Jared Mason Diamond is a physiologist, ecologist, and the author of several popular science books. Born in Boston in 1937, Diamond earned his B.A. at Harvard and his Ph.D. from Cambridge. A distinguished teacher and researcher, Diamond is well-known for the columns he contributes to the widely read magazines Natural History and Discover. Diamond's book The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal was heralded for its accessibility and for its blending of science and social science. The interdisciplinary Guns, Germs and Steel--Diamond's examination of the relationship between scientific technology and economic disparity--won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize. Diamond has won a McArthur Foundation Fellowship in addition to several smaller awards for his science and writing.

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