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Dispersal Ecology and Evolution ed. by Jean Clobert et al. (review)

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution ed. by Jean Clobert et al. (review) Book Review Dispersal Ecology and Evolution Jean Clobert, Michel Baguette, Tim G. Bento and James M. Bullock (eds) 2012. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. $74.99 paperback; $41.99 eBook. ISBN: 978-0-19960890-4. xxxiii + 462 pages. "Here, there, everywhere." The Beatles anthem is good shorthand for some of the central problems of dispersal and their relationship to the science and practice of restoration ecology. We each work on small patches of the earth, yet each patch is linked in some ways to adjacent areas and to the wider landscape. Each species has their own distinct dispersal profile, driven by evolutionary history and by the peculiarities of habitat and geography for each project site. There are many consequences of dispersal which are critical to understanding if our restoration projects will succeed or fail to persist. Not all problems can be blamed on our contractors. As population ecologists, we know that dispersal is intimately tied in with all levels of ecological function. Population growth, initiation of new populations, structure of communities, interplay of habitats across the broad landscape, and ecosystem processes are all intimately associated with dispersal dynamics. This comprehensive, 35 chapter book by Clobert and his associates has many sections which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution ed. by Jean Clobert et al. (review)

Ecological Restoration , Volume 32 (4) – Nov 3, 2014

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Book Review Dispersal Ecology and Evolution Jean Clobert, Michel Baguette, Tim G. Bento and James M. Bullock (eds) 2012. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press. $74.99 paperback; $41.99 eBook. ISBN: 978-0-19960890-4. xxxiii + 462 pages. "Here, there, everywhere." The Beatles anthem is good shorthand for some of the central problems of dispersal and their relationship to the science and practice of restoration ecology. We each work on small patches of the earth, yet each patch is linked in some ways to adjacent areas and to the wider landscape. Each species has their own distinct dispersal profile, driven by evolutionary history and by the peculiarities of habitat and geography for each project site. There are many consequences of dispersal which are critical to understanding if our restoration projects will succeed or fail to persist. Not all problems can be blamed on our contractors. As population ecologists, we know that dispersal is intimately tied in with all levels of ecological function. Population growth, initiation of new populations, structure of communities, interplay of habitats across the broad landscape, and ecosystem processes are all intimately associated with dispersal dynamics. This comprehensive, 35 chapter book by Clobert and his associates has many sections which

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