Foreword to Chapter Two

  • Daniel SimberloffEmail author
  • Anthony Ricciardi


The roots of this chapter, and indeed this book, lay in lecture notes for an advanced zoology class on “Ecology and Geographical Distribution” (later called “Faunal History”) that Elton taught at Oxford starting about 1928.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Redpath Museum and McGill School of EnvironmentMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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