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Species Diversity in Space and Time


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Preface; 1. The road ahead; 2. Patterns in space; 3. Temporal patterns; 4. Dimensionless patterns; 5. Speciation; 6. Extinction; 7. Evolution of the relationship between habitat diversity and species diversity; 8. Species-area curves in ecological time; 9. Species-area curves in evolutionary time; 10. Paleobiological patterns; 11. Other patterns with dynamic roots; 12. Energy flow and diversity; 13. A hierarchical dynamic puzzle; References; Index.

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A lively account of the big questions about biodiversity being posed by ecologists today.


'I will recommend Species Diversity in Space and Time to my graduate students to read because the good bits outweigh the bad. It will give us much to think about, and should generate some lively debates.' John H. Lawton, Nature

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