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  1. Link to Foundations of Ecology book in library 1 item
    This is the link to the VUW library copy of Foundations of Ecology if you want to check it's availability.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book 

  2. Week 2 readings 1 item
  3. Week 3 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper.

    2. The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts and Terms - A. G. Tansley 07/1935

      Article Required This is the classic paper for this week.

    3. Kelp canopy facilitates understory algal assemblage via competitive release during early stages of secondary succession - Kylla M. Benes and Robert C. Carpenter 2015

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  4. Week 4 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper

    2. The Trophic-Dynamic Aspect of Ecology - Raymond L. Lindeman 10/1942

      Article Required This is the classic paper for this week.

    3. Ontogenetic asymmetry modulates population biomass production and response to harvest. - Reichstein B1, Persson L1, De Roos AM2. 2015

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  5. Week 5 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper

    2. Homage to Santa Rosalia or Why Are There So Many Kinds of Animals? - G. E. Hutchinson 1959

      Article Required This is the classic paper for this week.

    3. Diversity begets diversity in competition for space - Daniel S. Maynard, Mark A. Bradford, Daniel L. Lindner, Linda T. A. van Diepen 2017-6

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  6. Week 7 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper

    2. Warming-induced shifts in amphibian phenology and behavior lead to altered predator–prey dynamics - Fabian G. Jara, Lindsey L. Thurman, Pierre-Olivier Montiglio, Andrew Sih 2019-3

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  7. Week 8 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper

    2. Spatial separation without territoriality in shark communities - Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Thomas W. Bodey, Alan M. Friedlander, Christopher G. Lowe 06/2018

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  8. Week 9 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper

    2. Community Structure, Population Control, and Competition - Nelson G. Hairston, Frederick E. Smith and Lawrence B. Slobodkin 1960

      Article Required This is the classic paper for this week.

    3. Additive effects of plant chemotype, mutualistic ants and predators on aphid performance and survival - Matthias Senft, Mary V. Clancy, Wolfgang W. Weisser, Jörg-Peter Schnitzler 01/2019

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  9. Week 10 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper

    2. On Optimal Use of a Patchy Environment - Robert H. MacArthur and Eric R. Pianka 1966

      Article Required This is the classic paper for this week.

    3. Intragroup competition predicts individual foraging specialisation in a group-living mammal - Catherine E. Sheppard, Richard Inger, Robbie A. McDonald, Sam Barker 05/2018

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  10. Week 11 readings 3 items
    The presenters should read the excerpt from the Foundations of Ecology book for some context about the classic paper, Everyone needs to read the papers.
    1. Foundations of ecology: classic papers with commentaries - Leslie Real, James H. Brown, Ecological Society of America 1991

      Book Supplementary For presenters this week: Here is material from the Foundations of Ecology book that provides some background and context for the foundational paper

    2. Island biogeography theory explains the genetic diversity of a fragmented rock ptarmigan ( ) population - Jean‐Marc Costanzi, Øyvind Steifetten 04/2019

      Article Required This is the modern paper for this week.

  11. Week 12 readings 1 item
    1. Identification of 100 fundamental ecological questions - William J. Sutherland, Robert P. Freckleton, H. Charles J. Godfray, Steven R. Beissinger 01/2013

      Article Required Please read this paper and come prepared to discuss it.