The Structure and Dynamics of Geographic Ranges
Kevin J. Gaston
Reviews and Awards
"Overall this book deserves to stand on the bookshelf besides other classics of biogeography and makes a very significant synthetic contribution to conservation management that might not only better assist species conservation but also provide a stronger ecological basis for understanding the impacts of visitors on fauna and flora. C. Michael Hall, University of Otago, New Zealand. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Volume 14, No.5, 2006"
"The synthesis flows with ease as if all the links amongst various theories, concepts, and analytical methods were known and obvious. It is a comprehensive review of what is state-of-the-art in the study and understanding of geographic ranges. For its recent and broad bibliography alone, the book is worth buying. More so, however, it is Gastons comprehensive synthesis of this complex topic that makes this book an important one for the scientific community. It should be the new reference text for all scholars and workers in the fields of conservation biology and restoration ecology. Ecology"
"It will certainly serve as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the structure or dynamics of geographic ranges, as it greatly surpasses previous works on these topics with its thoroughness and clarity. It should do much to advance the field of biogeography, and to provide a context for conservation in a world where the distribution, size, and internal structure of geographic ranges are ever changing. The Quarterly Review of Biology"
"... a very stimulating book. The range of cases and sources is impressive: it gives the study weight and provides us with one of the few detailed treatments of this subject. It should appeal to a wide audience. Educators will find ideas about range in one text (and have enough material to demonstrate the key ideas irrespective of location). For those studying the distribution of species this book is an excellent introduction. TEG News 28/08/2003"