Community Ecotoxicology (Hierarchical Exotoxicology Mini by William H. Clements

By William H. Clements

Ecotoxicology is the learn of the results of toxicants on ecological structures. Ecological results of contaminants could happen at numerous degrees of organic agency, from person organisms to the complete biosphere. groups include interacting populations that overlap in time and house. hence, neighborhood ecotoxicology is worried with results of contaminants on groups. this is often one in every of a chain of 5 books that may offer a entire remedy of box ecotoxicology, it presents vital insights into how contaminants have an effect on the distribution and abundance of organisms in nature.

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1 COLONIZATION AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE Ecologists recognize that historical factors and regional-scale processes often interact to regulate local community composition. Colonization studies of newly created habitats provide opportunities to assess the influence of historical factors and species’ dispersal abilities on community composition. If communities were regulated entirely by local, deterministic factors, we would expect that communities established in similar habitats would have similar composition.

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