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Published: 23 June 2011

280 Pages | 60 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199593415

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Maximum Entropy and Ecology

A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics

John Harte

Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution

  • Integrates ecology and maximum entropy to provide a comprehensive, predictive, and parsimonious theory that describes the major observed patterns in macroecology
  • The Maximum Entropy Theory of Ecology (METE) is placed in a wider context with other theories including Brown's Metabolic Theory of Ecology and Hubbell's Neutral Theory of Ecology
  • Mathematical equations are clearly explained with boxed derivations, and exercises provided at the end of each chapter
  • Ideal graduate seminar course material

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