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
"[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
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