Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function: Volume 52

Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function: Volume 52

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The theme of this volume is Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 16mm | 739.99g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128024453
  • 9780128024454
  • 1,762,647

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"Important and innovative contributions to the subject and together have a breadth of approach that means that what they choose to put before their readers is likely to be of unusual interest or significance." --Plant Pathology
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About Samraat Pawar

Guy Woodward is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London and Series Editor for Advances in Ecological Research. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including recent papers in Nature, Science and Nature Climate Change, with a strong emphasis on understanding and predicting how aquatic ecosystems and food webs respond to a wide range of biotic and abiotic stressors, including climate change, chemical pollution, habitat degradation and invasive species. Much of this work covers multiple scales in space and time and also a range of organisational levels - from genes to ecosystems. His research group and ongoing collaborations span the natural and social sciences, reflecting the need for multidisciplinary approaches for addressing the environmental challenges of the 21st Century.
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Table of contents

Scaling-up Trait Variation from Individuals to Ecosystems
Jean P. Gibert, Anthony I. Dell, John P. DeLong and Samraat Pawar

Individual Variability: The Missing Component to our Understanding of Predator-Prey Interactions
Nathalie Pettorelli, Anne Hilborn , Clare Duncan and Sarah M. Durant

Individual Variation Decreases Interference Competition but Increases Species Persistence
Jean P. Gibert and John P. DeLong

Predictors of Individual Variation in Movement in a Natural Population of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
Kate L. Laskowski, Simon Pearish, Miles Bensky and Alison M. Bell

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Plant-Insect Communities Facing Disturbances: Implications for Community Maintenance and Agricultural Management
Ewen Georgelin, Grigoris Kylafis and Nicolas Loeuille

Population and Community Body Size Structure Across a Complex Environmental Gradient
Anthony I. Dell, Lei Zhao, Ulrich Brose, Richard G. Pearson and Ross A. Alford

Shifts in the Diversity and Composition of Consumer Traits Constrain the Effects of Land Use on Stream Ecosystem Functioning Andre Frainer and Brendan G. McKie
The Role of Body Size Variation in Community Assembly
Samraat Pawar

Scaling from Traits to Ecosystems: Developing a General Trait Driver Theory via Integrating Trait-Based and Metabolic Scaling Theories
Brian J. Enquist, Jon Norberg, Stephen P. Bonser, Cyrille Violle, Colleen T. Webb, Amanda Henderson, Lindsey L. Sloat and Van M. Savage

Functional Traits and Trait-Mediated Interactions: Connecting Community-Level Interactions with Ecosystem Functioning Oswald J. Schmitz, Robert W. Buchkowski, Karin T. Burghardt, and Colin M. Donihue
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