Chapter 7. Beyond Population Ecology

  1. Michael Begon BSc, PhD,
  2. Martin Mortimer BSc, PhD and
  3. David J. Thompson BA, DPhil

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch7

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

How to Cite

Begon, M., Mortimer, M. and Thompson, D. J. (1996) Beyond Population Ecology, in Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch7

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632034789

Online ISBN: 9781444313765

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Keywords:

  • beyond population ecology;
  • metapopulation dynamics;
  • metapopulation concept applications;
  • community structure - interspecific competition role;
  • role of disturbance;
  • role of instability;
  • role of habitat size and diversity;
  • constancy, predictability and productivity and determining community structure;
  • length of food chain;
  • Connell's ‘intermediate disturbance’ hypothesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Metapopulation dynamics

  • Community structure