Table of contents for Ecological niches : linking classical and contemporary approaches / Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold.


Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog. Note: Electronic data is machine generated. May be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter






PREFACE vii


    ONE
       INTRODUCTION: HISTORY, CONTEXT, AND PURPOSE 1

    TWO
       REVISING THE NICHE CONCEPT: DEFINITIONS AND MECHANISTIC MODELS 19

  THREE
       COMPARING CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY NICHE THEORY 51

   FOUR
       DESIGNS AND LIMITATIONS OF EMPIRICAL APPROACHES TO THE NICHE 60

   FIVE
       INCORPORATING BIOLOGICAL COMPLEXITIES 75

    SIX
       ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABILITY IN TIME AND SPACE 95

  SEVEN
       SPECIES SORTING IN COMMUNITIES 106

  EIGHT
       COMMUNITY SUCCESSION, ASSEMBLY, AND BIODIVERSITY 123

   NINE
       NICHE RELATIONS WITHIN ECOSYSTEMS 144

    TEN
       THE EVOLUTIONARY NICHE 161

 ELEVEN
       CONCLUSIONS 174


LITERATURE CITED 181


INDEX 207





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: