By Gimme H. Walter, Rob Hengeveld

This publication spells out the theoretical constitution, technique and philosophy of the technology of autecology. The autecological process makes a speciality of the interactions of person organisms (and their species-specific diversifications) with the spatio-temporal dynamics in their atmosphere as a foundation for analyzing styles of variety and abundance in usual platforms. This organism-based method of ecological Read more...

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Top left: black-chinned honeyeater M. gularis, of which the two subspecies are differentially distributed (M. g. gularis ranging south from eastern Queensland, mainly inland of the Great Dividing Range, and M. g. laetior in northern Australia, westwards from western Queensland) and which occupy eucalypt and paperbark woodland, acacia scrub Basic Ecological Processes and the Autecological Generalization 29 workings of these complex adaptations that are subject to natural selection (rather than the efficiency of the whole per se), with the ultimate criterion being whether they operate effectively or fail.

1 Differential change in the distribution of six beetle species in response to climate change. All of these species existed together at the site of present-day Trafalgar Square in London about 100,000 years ago, then shifted independently of one another as conditions changed. The individuals of each species tracked that subset of environmental conditions to which they are primarily adapted. Although we speak of the species shifting distribution, the geographical shift is the result of individuals, in successive generations, moving to areas that provide for their environmental requirements.

Gularis ranging south from eastern Queensland, mainly inland of the Great Dividing Range, and M. g. laetior in northern Australia, westwards from western Queensland) and which occupy eucalypt and paperbark woodland, acacia scrub Basic Ecological Processes and the Autecological Generalization 29 workings of these complex adaptations that are subject to natural selection (rather than the efficiency of the whole per se), with the ultimate criterion being whether they operate effectively or fail. The issue of competitive superiority through enhanced efficiencies, the mainstay of evolutionary ecology, can only ever be a secondary consideration in ecology and evolution (Walter et al.

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