The Biology of Rarity: Causes and consequences of rare—common differences

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W.E. Kunin, Kevin Gaston
Springer Science & Business Media, 31 gru 1996 - 280
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This book began life as a review article. That article spawned a symposium which was, in turn, greatly expanded to form the present volume. As the project moved through these developmental stages (hopefully, towards attainment of its full maturity), a number of people have provided invaluable assistance to us, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them. Gordon Orians must certainly take a high place in that list. He has been both a friend and mentor to W.E.K., and many of the topics explored in this book have emerged from the resultant dialogue. His thought processes, ideas and perhaps even some of his turns of phrase emerge throughout much ofthe book. Gordon also played a pivotal role in inviting in motion, and so he has served as a catalyst the article that set this project to the book as well as one of its reagents. While he has not served as an editor of this book, he is one of its authors in more than just the literal sense.
 

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Gordon H Orians
7
an overview
12
Imperial College at Silwood Park
23
What is rarity?
30
Melanie Kershaw
42
Who is rare? Artefacts and complexities of rarity
48
Zoological Society of London
58
Who gets the short bits of the broken stick?
63
South Africa
134
Peter Cotgreave
146
on the complexity of density
150
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
171
Genetic consequences of different patterns of distribution
174
Evolved consequences of rarity
190
some theoretical considerations
206
Holt
209

Department of Biology
86
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
88
separating cause from consequence
91
Department of Zoology and Entomology
104
Norman
108
How do rare species avoid extinction? A paleontological
110
Extinction risk and rarity on an ecological timescale
130
Museum of Natural History
230
Institute of Zoology
232
the comparative
237
Concluding comments
262
Index
273
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