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Six General Problems in Ecology

  1. The number and relative abundance of species in a community
    Fischer, Corbet, Williams (1943)
    Preston (1948)
    MacArthur (1957)
    MacArthur (1960)
    Preston (1962)
    May (1975)
    Sugihara (1980)
    May (1986)
  2. Niche theory
    Grinnell (1928)
    Elton (1927)
    Gause (1934)
    Huchinson (1957)
  3. The demography and population dynamics of single species
    Cole (1954)
    Lack (1954)
    May (1974)
    Packard et. al. (1980)
    Takens (1981)
    Schaffer (1984)
    Schaffer and Kot (1985)
  4. Multi-species interactions
    Lotka (1925)
    Volterra (1926)
    Margalef (1969)
    May (1975)
  5. Population structure, including the effect of spacial structure of populations along with the problem of scale in ecological processes
    AS Watt (1947)
    Skellam (1951)
    Levi and Paine (1974)
    Paine and Levin (1981)
    Pickett and White (1985)
    Levin (1989)
  6. The implications of individual behavior on population phenomena
    MacArthur and Pianka (1966)
    Schoener (1971)
    Charnov (1976)
    Belovsky (1984)
    Stevens and Krebs (1986)

Foundations of Ecology – Classic Papers with Commentaries
ed Leslie A. Real and James H. Brown
University of Chicago Press 1991