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Scale and species richness: towards a general, hierarchical theory of species diversity

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Aim Current weaknesses of diversity theory include: a failure to distinguish different biogeographical response variables under the general heading of diversity; and a general failure of ecological theory to deal adequately with geographical scale. Our aim is to articulate the case for a top-down approach to theory building, in which scale is addressed explicitly and in which different response variables are clearly distinguished. Location The article draws upon both theoretical contributions...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY
Volume:
28
Issue:
4
Pages:
453-470
Publication date:
2001-04-05
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ISSN:
0305-0270
URN:
uuid:e7df728f-f8a6-4bb7-a5fd-e9f8f4a87956
Source identifiers:
210573
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pubs:210573

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