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<ul><li><p>Geographical Genetics by B. K. EppersonReview by: J. Ch.Folia Geobotanica, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Sep., 2004), p. 334Published by: SpringerStable URL: .Accessed: 18/06/2014 05:10</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>Springer is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Folia Geobotanica.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:10:52 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>334 Bookreviews </p><p>devoted to management and conservation. Based on long-term observation studies, appropriate management, which might preserve existing populations is proposed for some of the studied taxa. The volume well reflects </p><p>recent approaches to the study of orchid biology and ecology and should be read not only by the audience of </p><p>orchid enthusiasts. (JCh) </p><p>P. Cotgreave &amp; I. Forseth: Introductory Ecology; Blackwell Science, Oxford etc., 2002, 278 pp. Price GBP </p><p>21.95, ISBN 0-632-04227-3. - </p><p>The book represents futher introductory text in the field of ecology. Reading the </p><p>first chapter (The diversity of life) the reader can be a bit disappointed. It addresses too many topics at a very </p><p>limited space, ranging from origin of recent diversity of life forms to niche concept and spatial and temporal </p><p>patterns of distribution of organisms. However, the coming chapters (altogether 13) are written in a much better </p><p>way. They focus on distribution, productivity and adaptations of major biomes, inter- and infraspecific </p><p>interactions, interactions between individuals and the physical environment, and population demography. The </p><p>book is concluded by chapters on structure and composition of ecological communities, and consequences of </p><p>species richness, abundance and diversity. In comparison with other textbooks in ecology, some features should </p><p>be emphasized. The authors stress applied aspects of ecology and understanding of how humans fit into the </p><p>wider ecology of the planet. Particular attention is paid to consequences of global change on organisms, </p><p>populations, communities and ecosystems. The book is well written; parts devoted to field and theoretical </p><p>ecology are well balanced. While in some sections examples are taken more or less proportionally from both </p><p>plant and animal kingdoms, other topics are discused almost exclusively from a zoological point of view. The </p><p>book can be recommended first of all to undergraduate students. (JCh) </p><p>DJ. Futuyma, H.B. Shaffer &amp; D. Simberloff (eds.): Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and </p><p>Systematics,voI.34;v4?mwa/r</p></li></ul>