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Community Ecology, BIOL 7083 – Spring 2014

Louisiana State University – Department of Biological Sciences

Reference List
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1. What is Community Ecology?
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Mittelbach, Gary G. 2012. Community Ecology. Sinauer, Sunderland, MA.

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2. Community-level patterns: Species richness; alpha, beta & gamma diversity; some geographic patterns (e.g., species-area curves), the processes that cause them (e.g., Island Biogeography Theory), and considerations of scale; etc.
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Colwell, R. EstimateS. [Freeware software for estimating a variety of variables useful for describing community-level patterns; available at:]

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3. Community-level patterns: Relative abundance distributions
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4. Pair-wise species interactions: Competition. I. Theory

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