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Minimum Animal Populations

  • Hermann Remmert

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 106)

About this book

Introduction

H. REMMERT Small populations are very often discussed, but there seems to be no general overview touching all the self-evident but norma,lly simply neglected problems connected with small populations. First, there are many very different types of organisms, and as every biologist should know, the problems of small populations are very different in different types of organisms. 1. In vascular plants the problems are different from the situation in birds and mammals; in marine benthic animals or in parasites such as tapeworms the problems are different again, and in seasonal planktonic animals or insects they are different from those in biotopes under constant conditions. In tapeworms or in vascular plants, an adult organism seems to be comparable to a population of mammals or birds because its offspring can be so diverse and plentiful. 2. There are small populations which explode and break down to a small population again, and then explode and break down again.

Keywords

Ecology, Animals Naturschutz Population Biology Populationsbiologie animals biology bird ecology fish nature conservation Ökologie, Tiere

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann Remmert
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich Biologie-ZoologieUniversität MarburgMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78214-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78216-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78214-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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