For Chicago's reprint of this classic work, ecologists Mathew A. Leibold and J. Timothy Wootton have provided new introductions to each chapter, placing Elton's ideas in historical and scientific context. They trace modern developments in each of the key themes Elton introduced, and provide references to the most current literature. The result will be an important work for ecologists interested in the roots of their discipline, for educated readers looking for a good overview of the field, and for historians of science.
Introduction by Professor Julian S. Huxley, M.A.
New Introduction by Mathew A. Leibold and J. Timothy Wootton
2. The Distribution of Animal Communities
3. Ecological Succession
4. Environmental Factors
5. The Animal Community
7. Time and Animal Communities
8. The Numbers of Animals
9. Variations in the Numbers of Animals
11. Ecological Methods
12. Ecology and Evolution
List of References