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Selective extinction and speciation

Charles W. Fowler

in Systemic Management: Sustainable Human Interactions with Ecosystems and the Biosphere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199540969
eISBN:
9780191716249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540969.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores one of the primary contributors to the emergence of macroecological patterns—multilevel natural selection to include selectivity at the species level. It considers the ... More


Macroecological Patterns in Insect Body Size

Kevin J. Gaston and Steven L. Chown

in Animal Body Size: Linking Pattern and Process across Space, Time, and Taxonomic Group

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226012148
eISBN:
9780226012285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012285.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides an overview of the current understanding of the form of macroecological patterns in insect body size, with particular emphasis on global patterns, patterns through time, and ... More


Marine Macroecology

Jon D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226904115
eISBN:
9780226904146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904146.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Pioneered in the late 1980s, the concept of macroecology—a framework for studying ecological communities with a focus on patterns and processes—revolutionized the field of ecology. Although this ... More


Observed Patterns of Global Biodiversity

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes and synthesizes known biodiversity patterns, and analyzes them for congruency over space and time. The discussion is limited to macroecological patterns at continental to ... More


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