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Main Title Balance of nature? : ecological issues in the conservation of species and communities /
Author Pimm, Stuart L.
Publisher University of Chicago Press,
Place Published Chicago :
Year Published 1991
OCLC Number 23386507
Subject Added Ent Biotic communities; Ecology; Biological diversity conservation; Species diversity
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EIAM QH541.P558 1991 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 07/18/2003
EJAM BIOD QH541.P558 1991 Biodiversity Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/13/2013
EKBD NAS/101 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/23/1993
EKBM QH541.P558 1991 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/23/1993
EKCM QH541.P558 1991 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/14/1992
EOAM QH541.P558 1991 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 02/17/1995
ESAM QH541.P558 1991 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/01/1988
Collation xiii, 434 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-417) and indexes.
Contents Notes Why "the balance of nature"? -- Resilience -- Temporal variability and the individual species -- The effects of food-web structure -- The variability of the environment -- Nonlinear dynamics, strange attractors, and chaos -- Extinctions -- Species differences and community structure as explanations of why introductions fail -- Patterns in species composition -- Food-web structure and community persistence -- Community assembly : or, why are there so many kinds of communities? -- Small-scale experimental removals of species -- Food webs and resistance -- Changes in total density and species composition -- The consequences of introductions and extinctions -- Multispecies models and their limitations -- Conclusions and caveats.
PUB Date Free Form c1991.
BIB Level m
LCCN 91003089
ISBN 0226668290 (alk. paper) 0226668304 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC Time Stamp 20030717155035
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02089cam 2200421 a 45020