Readership: Suitable for graduate students taking courses in population ecology and conservation biology. It will also appeal to professional ecologists and conservation managers requiring a concise overview of the topic.
Franck Courchamp, Department of Ecologie, Systématique & Evolution, Univ Paris Sud, France, Ludek Berec, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic, and Joanna Gascoigne, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales at Bangor, UK
"[The book] is topical, a reliable summary, and will be a useful guide to the increasingly large and complicated literature on an important and overlooked phenomenon. Probably the greatest contributions this publication makes are the compilation, in a single place, of the many species in which Allee effects have been documented and a complete bibliography of the primary literature." - Quarterly Review of Biology
"Courchamp iet al. have impressively surveyed the veritable explosion of empirical and theoretical investigations of Allee effects that have appeared since the emergence of conservation biology... Courchamp et al. have rendered a great service to future researchers. I throughly recommend the book for graduate reading
seminars, and as an essential acquisition for libraries and ecologists' bookshelves." - Brian Dennis, Environmental Conservation
"This interesting book is a beginners' primer, describing the the various factors that might be involved, how their consequences are modelled mathematically, and the implications for conservation, pest control, and population managment generally." - John Edington The London Naturalist
"This is an excellent book, written in a lively and informative style with a fantastic range of examples and illustrations. Spread the word and recommend it to your students and libraries...academic text books themselves may be subject to an Allee effect!" - Julia Jones, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2008,
"This is an excellent book that provides a comprehensive exploration of both the causes and consequences of Allee effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution Vol.23 No.6"
"...delightfully engaging to read. With their new book, Courchamp, Berec, and Gascoigne provide a broad intellectual grounding and literature review upon which the future study and application of Allee effects, in all their guises, is sure to flourish. PLoS Biology, May 2008"
"This is an excellent book" - Ecology
1: What are Allee effects?
2: Mechanisms for Allee effects
3: Population dynamics: modelling demographic Allee effects
4: Genetics and evolution
5: Conservation and management
6: Conclusions and perspectives