The Ecology, Biodiversity, and Conservation series presents balanced, comprehensive, up-to-date, and critical reviews of selected topics within the sciences of ecology and conservation biology, both botanical and zoological, and both 'pure' and 'applied'. It is aimed at advanced final-year undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and university teachers, as well as ecologists and conservationists in industry, government and the voluntary sectors. The series encompasses a wide range of approaches and scales (spatial, temporal, and taxonomic), including quantitative, theoretical, population, community, ecosystem, landscape, historical, experimental, behavioural and evolutionary studies. The emphasis is on science related to the real world of plants and animals rather than on purely theoretical abstractions and mathematical models.
General Editor: Michael Usher, University of Stirling
Editorial Board: Jane Carruthers, University of South Africa, Pretoria; Joachim Claudet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris; Tasman Crowe, University College Dublin; Andy Dobson, Princeton University, New Jersey; Valerie Eviner, University of California, Davis; John Fa, Manchester Metropolitan University; Janet Franklin, University of California, Riverside; Rob Fuller, British Trust for Ornithology; Chris Margules, James Cook University, North Queensland; Dave Richardson, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; Peter Thomas, Keele University; Des Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage; Lawrence Walker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas