Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49) / A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Miguel B. Araújo, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, Robert P. Anderson.
- Course Book
- Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 
- Monographs in Population Biology ; 56
1 online resource : 51 line illus. 4 tables.
- Biogeography -- Mathematical models.
Niche (Ecology) -- Mathematical models.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- This book provides a first synthetic view of an emerging area of ecology and biogeography, linking individual- and population-level processes to geographic distributions and biodiversity patterns. Problems in evolutionary ecology, macroecology, and biogeography are illuminated by this integrative view. The book focuses on correlative approaches known as ecological niche modeling, species distribution modeling, or habitat suitability modeling, which use associations between known occurrences of species and environmental variables to identify environmental conditions under which populations can be maintained. The spatial distribution of environments suitable for the species can then be estimated: a potential distribution for the species. This approach has broad applicability to ecology, evolution, biogeography, and conservation biology, as well as to understanding the geographic potential of invasive species and infectious diseases, and the biological implications of climate change. The authors lay out conceptual foundations and general principles for understanding and interpreting species distributions with respect to geography and environment. Focus is on development of niche models. While serving as a guide for students and researchers, the book also provides a theoretical framework to support future progress in the field.
Table of Contents
Chapter One. Introduction
Part I. Theory
Chapter Two. Concepts Of Niches
Chapter Three. Niches And Geographic Distributions
Part II. Practice
Chapter Four. Niches And Distributions In Practice: Overview
Chapter Five. Species' Occurrence Data
Chapter Six. Environmental Data
Chapter Seven. Modeling Ecological Niches
Chapter Eight. From Niches To Distributions
Chapter Nine. Evaluating Model Performance And Signifi Cance
Part III. Applications
Chapter Ten. Introduction To Applications
Chapter Eleven. Discovering Biodiversity
Chapter Twelve. Conservation Planning And Climate Change Effects
Chapter Thirteen. Species' Invasions
Chapter Fourteen. The Geography Of Disease Transmission
Chapter Fifteen. Linking Niches With Evolutionary Processes
Appendix A. Glossary Of Symbols Used
Appendix B. Set Theory For G- And E-Space
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
- Araújo, Miguel B., author.
Martínez-Meyer, Enrique, author.
Nakamura, Miguel, author.
Pearson, Richard G., author.
Soberón Mainero, Jorge, author.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1515/9781400840670 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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