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- DescriptionAlthough it was first published twenty years ago, Stuart Pimm's Food Webs remains the clearest introduction yet to the study of food webs, diagrams depicting which species interact - in other words, who eats whom. Reviewing various hypotheses in light of theoretical and empirical evidence, Pimm shows that even the most complex food webs follow certain patterns, and that those patterns are shaped by a limited number of biological processes - processes he provides mathematical tools for unraveling (and concrete examples of those tools' application). This edition adds a new foreword covering recent developments in the study of food webs and demonstrating their continuing importance to conservation biology, particularly attempts to predict which communities are most vulnerable to disturbance.
- Author BiographyStuart L. Pimm is professor of ecology in the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University. He is the author of The World According to Pimm; A Scientist Audits the Earth and The Balance of Nature? Ecological Issues in the Conservation of Species and Communities, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.
- Author(s)Stuart L. Pimm
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication13/12/2002
- SubjectLife Sciences: General
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note65 line drawings, 24 tables
- Weight354 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
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