Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences: 43rd Symposium of the British Ecological Society
Macroecology: Concepts and Consequences brings together for the first time major researchers in the field to present overviews of current thinking about the form and determinants of macroecological patterns. Each section presents different viewpoints on the answer to a key question in macroecology, such as why are most species rare, why are most species small-bodied, and why are most species restricted in their distribution?
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Introduction why macroecology?
Why are some taxa more diverse than others?
Evolutionary analysis of species richness patterns in aquatic beetles why macroecology needs a historical perspective
The unified phenomenological theory of biodiversity
Why are most species rare?
The neutral theory of biodiversity and biogeography and beyond
Breaking the stick in space of niche models metacommunities and patterns in the relative abundance of species
Why are there more species in the tropics?
Routes to extinction
Why are species not more widely distributed?
Why are species not more widely distributed? Physiological and environmental limits
Macroecology and microecology linking largescale patterns of abundance to population processes
Genetics and the boundaries of species distributions
Why are there interspecific allometries?
Intraspecific body size optimization produces interspecific allometries
Scaling the macroecological and evolutionary implications of size and metabolism within and across plant taxa
How to reject the area hypothesis of latitudinal gradients
Climaticenergetic explanations of diversity a macroscopic perspective
The importance of historical processes in global patterns of diversity
Why are more species smallbodied?
Why are most species smallbodied? A phylogenetic view
Adaptive diversification of body size the roles of physical constraint energetics and natural selection
Why are some species more likely to become extinct?
Life histories and extinction risk
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