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Spatial Ecology

Susan Harrison

in Serpentine

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268357
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948457 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0014
Spatial Ecology

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This chapter reviews all the available studies that address effects of the size and isolation of serpentine outcrops on ecology of their flora and fauna, and compares the findings with predictions from the subdiscipline of spatial ecology. It asks how spatial ecological theory has helped us understand serpentine biotas, and what we have learned from studies of serpentine about spatial ecological theory. By necessity, most of the studies reviewed herein concern the Californian serpentine flora, although a few animal studies are covered too.

Keywords: serpentine outcrops; flora; fauna; spatial ecological theory; serpentine biotas; Californian serpentine flora

Chapter.  4952 words. 

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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