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The metacommunity concept: a framework for multi-scale community ecology
The metacommunity concept is an important way to think about linkages between different spatial scales in ecology. Here we review current understanding about this concept. We first investigate issues… Expand
THE ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF INTRAGUILD PREDATION: Potential Competitors That Eat Each Other
Interactions between species are usually categorized as either competition (-), predation/parasitism (+ -), mutualism (+ +), commensalism (+ 0), or amensalism (-0). Intraguild predation (IGP) is a… Expand
TOWARD AN INTEGRATION OF LANDSCAPE AND FOOD WEB ECOLOGY : The Dynamics of Spatially Subsidized Food Webs
We focus on the implications of movement, landscape variables, and spatial heterogeneity for food web dynamics. Movements of nutrients, detritus, prey, and consumers among habitats are ubiquitous in… Expand
A Theoretical Framework for Intraguild Predation
Many important issues in community ecology revolve around the interplay of competition and predation. Species that compete may also be locked in predator-prey interactions, a mixture of competition… Expand
Predation, apparent competition, and the structure of prey communities.
- R. Holt
- Biology, Medicine
- Theoretical population biology
- 1 October 1977
Abstract It is argued that alternate prey species in the diet of a food-limited generalist predator should reduce each other's equilibrial abundances, whether or not they directly compete. Such… Expand
Effects of species diversity on disease risk.
The transmission of infectious diseases is an inherently ecological process involving interactions among at least two, and often many, species. Not surprisingly, then, the species diversity of… Expand
Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems
- N. Haddad, L. A. Brudvig, +21 authors J. Townshend
- Geography, Environmental Science
- Science Advances
- 1 March 2015
Urgent need for conservation and restoration measures to improve landscape connectivity. We conducted an analysis of global forest cover to reveal that 70% of remaining forest is within 1 km of the… Expand
Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes ‐ eight hypotheses
- T. Tscharntke, J. Tylianakis, +23 authors Catrin Westphal
- Geography, Medicine
- Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 August 2012
Understanding how landscape characteristics affect biodiversity patterns and ecological processes at local and landscape scales is critical for mitigating effects of global environmental change. In… Expand
Niche conservatism as an emerging principle in ecology and conservation biology.
The diversity of life is ultimately generated by evolution, and much attention has focused on the rapid evolution of ecological traits. Yet, the tendency for many ecological traits to instead remain… Expand
Biodiversity inventories, indicator taxa and effects of habitat modification in tropical forest
Despite concern about the effects of tropical forest disturbance and clearance on biodiversity,, data on impacts, particularly on invertebrates, remain scarce. Here we report a taxonomically diverse… Expand