A Plant Ecology & Physiology Literature Guide: What to Read by the Ones that Write on it

Friday, May 05, 2006

Community Ecology / Population Biology

Recommendations by: Richard Condit. Center for Tropical Forest Science- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Journal Articles

Chesson, P. 2000. General theory of competitive coexistence in spatially varying environments. Theoretical Population Biology 58, 211-237.

Chesson, P. 2003. Quantifying and testing coexistence mechanisms arising from recruitment fluctuations. Theoretical Population Biology 64, 345–357.

B.M. Bolker, Pacala S.W. and Neuhauser C. 2003. Spatial dynamics in model plant communities: what do we really know?. Am. Nat. 162:135-148.

Stephen W. Pacala and Mark Rees. 1997. Models Suggesting Field Experiments to Test Two Hypotheses Explaining Successional Diversity Am. Nat. 152: 729.

Books and Chapter

The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography. 2001. Stephen Hubbell. Princeton University Press. 375 pp. ISBN 0-691-02128-7.

Perspectives on Plant Competition. 1990. Grace, James B. and Tilman, David. Academic Press. ISBN: 0122944526.

Hubbell, S. P., and R. B. Foster. 1986. Biology, chance, and history and the structure of tropical rain forest tree communities. Pages 314–329 in J. Diamond and T. J. Case, editors. Community Ecology. Harper and Row, New York, New York, USA.

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