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CAS professor publishes book on ecological patterns

TAMPA, Fla. -- A professor in the Department of Integrative Biology has published a book on ecological patterns.

Gordon Fox, Ph.D., edited an anthology titled “Temporal Dynamics and Ecological Processes” with Colleen Kelly, a professor in the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology and Michael Bowler, a professor in Department of Physics at the University of Oxford.

The book features 11 articles by leading ecologists on how communities of similar plants coexist in the midst of climate change and temporal changes in various ecosystems.

Species are fundamentally expected to compete and destroy each other, however, these scientists have found that overtime similar species can co-occur, contribute to species diversity and climate change. Although this occurrence is difficult to document, the studies in “Temporal Dynamics and Ecological Processes” present two important aspects of temporal processes: reproductive scheduling and the stable coexistence of similar species.

The book is set for release on Feb. 28, 2014.


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Author: Justine Figueroa