Book Details

Resource Ecology

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-4020-6850-8

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This multi-author book deals with ‘resource ecology’, which is the ecology of trophic interactions between consumers and their resources. Resource ecology is perhaps the most central part of ecology. In its linkage between foraging theory and spatial ecology, it shows how old and fundamental questions can be tackled afresh. It addresses crucial aspects of the interactions between consumers and resources. Foraging is the central process in resource ecology because it leads to growth, survival and reproduction of the animal. Resource ecology forms the basis for comprehending the functioning of multi-species assemblages, and is thus key to grasp the organisation of biodiversity.

Subject: Biomedical and Life Sciences, aminmal movements, biodiversity, ecology, environment, resource distribution, resource ecology, scale, spatial ecology, temporal dynamics