Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function

Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function

1st Edition - May 1, 2015

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  • Editors: Samraat Pawar, Guy Woodward, Anthony Dell
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128024454
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128026359

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The theme of this volume is Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function.

Key Features

  • Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology
  • Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the past, to include all material that contributes to our understanding of the field
  • Topics in this invaluable series include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology


Ecologists, environmentalists

Table of Contents

    1. Scaling-up Trait Variation from Individuals to Ecosystems
    2. Jean P. Gibert, Anthony I. Dell, John P. DeLong and Samraat Pawar

    3. Individual Variability: The Missing Component to our Understanding of Predator–Prey Interactions
    4. Nathalie Pettorelli, Anne Hilborn , Clare Duncan and Sarah M. Durant

    5. Individual Variation Decreases Interference Competition but Increases Species Persistence
    6. Jean P. Gibert and John P. DeLong

    7. Predictors of Individual Variation in Movement in a Natural Population of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
    8. Kate L. Laskowski, Simon Pearish, Miles Bensky and Alison M. Bell

    9. Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Plant–Insect Communities Facing Disturbances: Implications for Community Maintenance and Agricultural Management
    10. Ewen Georgelin, Grigoris Kylafis and Nicolas Loeuille

    11. Population and Community Body Size Structure Across a Complex Environmental Gradient
    12. Anthony I. Dell, Lei Zhao, Ulrich Brose, Richard G. Pearson and Ross A. Alford

    13. Shifts in the Diversity and Composition of Consumer Traits Constrain the Effects of Land Use on Stream Ecosystem Functioning
      André Frainer and Brendan G. McKie
    14. The Role of Body Size Variation in Community Assembly
    15. Samraat Pawar

    16. Scaling from Traits to Ecosystems: Developing a General Trait Driver Theory via Integrating Trait-Based and Metabolic Scaling Theories
    17. Brian J. Enquist, Jon Norberg, Stephen P. Bonser, Cyrille Violle, Colleen T. Webb, Amanda Henderson, Lindsey L. Sloat and Van M. Savage

    18. Functional Traits and Trait-Mediated Interactions: Connecting Community-Level Interactions with Ecosystem Functioning

      Oswald J. Schmitz, Robert W. Buchkowski, Karin T. Burghardt, and Colin M. Donihue

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
  • Published: May 1, 2015
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128024454
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128026359

About the Serial Volume Editors

Samraat Pawar

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College London, UK

Guy Woodward

Guy Woodward is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London and Series Editor for Advances in Ecological Research. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including recent papers in Nature, Science and Nature Climate Change, with a strong emphasis on understanding and predicting how aquatic ecosystems and food webs respond to a wide range of biotic and abiotic stressors, including climate change, chemical pollution, habitat degradation and invasive species. Much of this work covers multiple scales in space and time and also a range of organisational levels - from genes to ecosystems. His research group and ongoing collaborations span the natural and social sciences, reflecting the need for multidisciplinary approaches for addressing the environmental challenges of the 21st Century.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, UK

Anthony Dell

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Göttingen, Germany

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