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What are Allee effects?

Franck Courchamp, Luděk Berec, and Joanna Gascoigne

in Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198570301
eISBN:
9780191717642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570301.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This first chapter acts as an introduction to the book. It explains what an Allee effect is, provides a clear definition of the main concept and of its nuances, and briefly explains how it works both ... More


Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930

Raf De Bont

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226141879
eISBN:
9780226141909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141909.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies the early history of field stations and the role these played in the rise of zoological place-based research in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century. It explores the ... More


American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Megan Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the ... More


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