Autecology: Organisms, Interactions and Environmental Dynamics

Gimme H. Walter, Rob Hengeveld

April 24, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 484 Pages - 94 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482214147 - CAT# K21732

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Summary

This book spells out the theoretical structure, methodology and philosophy of the science of autecology. The autecological approach focuses on the interactions of individual organisms (and their species-specific adaptations) with the spatio-temporal dynamics of their environment as a basis for interpreting patterns of diversity and abundance in natural systems. This organism-based approach to ecological interpretation provides a strong alternative to more traditional approaches and relates mechanistically to the underlying disciplines of anatomy, physiology, and behavior. The book includes illustrations, specific examples, graphs, maps, and other diagrams.