This multi-author book deals with ‘resource ecology’, which is the ecology of trophic interactions between consumers and their resources. All the chapters were subjected to intense group discussions; comments and critiques were subsequently used for writing new versions, which were peer-reviewed. Each chapter is followed by a comment. This makes the book ideal for teaching and course work, because it highlights the fact that ecology is a living and active research field.
Coherent set of chapters dealing with resource ecology (ideal for lecturers developing a new course on resource ecology)Every chapter has testable hypotheses for further research (ideal for students, especially PhD students looking for good subjects for their theses)Ample attention for the emerging issue in ecology of ‘scale’