Macroevolutionary Theory on Macroecological Patterns
By (author) Peter W. Price
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Macroevolutionary Theory on Macroecological Patterns by Peter W. Price
Book DescriptionIn Macroevolutionary Theory on Macroecological Patterns, Peter Price establishes a completely new vision of the central themes in ecology. For the first time in book form, the study of distribution, abundance, and population size variation in animals is cast in an evolutionary framework. The book argues that evolved characters of organisms such as morphology, behavior, and life history influence strongly their ecological relationships, including the way that populations fluctuate through time and space. The central ideas in the book are supported by data gathered from over twenty years of research, primarily into plant and herbivore interactions, concentrating on insects. The huge diversity of insect herbivores provides the immense comparative power necessary for a strong evolutionary study of ecological principles. The book is intended as essential reading for all researchers and students of ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior, and for entomologists working in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520379
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter W. Price
Ecological Communities, Paperback (August 2012)
This book discusses the nontrophic interactions that occur in ecosystems and their importance in understanding biological communities.
Insect Ecology, Hardback (August 2011)
Combining breadth of coverage with detail, this cohesive introduction to insect ecology couples concepts with empirical examples and practical applications.
Macroevolutionary Theory on Macroecological Patterns, Hardback (November 2002)View all books by Peter W. Price
This book sets the ecological themes of abundance, distribution, and population dynamics in an evolutionary context.
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Author Biography - Peter W. Price
Peter W. Price is Regents' Professor Emeritus at Northern Arizona University. Over the past 40 years Professor Price has contributed over 200 research articles and book chapters to the scientific literature and has been sole author or an editor of 11 books. He has received the Founder's Memorial Award from the Entomological Society of America and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London.
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