Animal Ecology.pdf

Animal Ecology

Charles Elton

CHARLES ELTON was one of the founders of ecology, and his Animal Ecology was one of the seminal works that defined the field. In this book Elton introduced and drew together many principles still central to ecology today, including succession, niche, fond webs, and the links between communities and ecosystems, each of which he illustrated with well-chosen examples. Many of Eltons ideas have proven remarkably prescient - for instance, his emphasis on the role climatic changes play in population fluctuations anticipated recent research in this area stimulated by concerns about global warming. For Chicagos reprint of this classic work, ecologists Mathew A. Leibold and J. Timothy Wootton have provided new introductions to each chapter, placing Eltons ideas in historical and scientific context. They trace modern developments in each of the key themes Elton introduced, and provide references to the most current literature. The result will be an important work for ecologists interested in the roots of their discipline, for educated readers looking for a good overview of the field, and for historians of science.

A primary aim of the journal is to publish articles detailing novel and important work that will challenge the way animal ecologists think. We encourage papers that ...

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Animal Ecology.pdf


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