Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy

Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy

by Yves Basset

This book is a comprehensive review of the ecology of tropical rainforest insects and spiders.See more details below


This book is a comprehensive review of the ecology of tropical rainforest insects and spiders.

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Cambridge University Press
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7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.18(d)

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Foreword; Preface; Part I. Arthropods of Tropical Canopies: Current Themes of Research: 1. Canopy entomology, an expanding field of natural science; 2. Methodological advances and limitations in canopy entomology; 3. Vertical stratification of arthropod assemblages; 4. Determinants of temporal variation in community structure; 5. Herbivore assemblages and their food resources; Part II. Vertical Stratification in Tropical Forests: 6. Distribution of ants and bark-beetles in crowns of tropical oaks; 7. Vertical and temporal diversity of a species-rich moth taxon in Borneo; 8. Canopy foliage structure and flight density of butterflies and birds in Sarawak; 9. Stratification of the spider fauna in a Tanzanian forest; 10. Fauna of suspended soils in an Ongokea gore tree in Gabon; 11. Vertical stratification of flying insects in a Surinam lowland rainforest; Part III. Temporal Patterns in Tropical Canopies: 12. Insect responses to general flowering in Sarawak; 13. Arthropod assemblages across a long chronosequence in the Hawaiian islands; 14. Seasonality of canopy beetles in Uganda; 15. Seasonality and community composition of springtails in Mexican forests; 16. Seasonal variation of canopy arthropods in Central Amazon; 17. Arthropod seasonality in tree crowns with different epiphyte loads; Part IV. Resource Use and Host Specificity in Tropical Canopies: 18. How do beetle assemblages respond to anthropogenic disturbance? 19. Organization of arthropod assemblages in African savanna trees; 20. Flower ecology in the Neotropics: a flower-ant love-hate relationship; 21. Taxonomic composition and host specificity of phytophagous beetles in a dry forest in Panama; 22. Microhabit distribution of forest grasshoppers in the Amazon; 23. Flowering events and beetle diversity in Venezuela; Part V. Synthesis: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in Tropical Canopies: 24. Habitat use and stratification of Collembola and oribatid mites; 25. Insect herbivores feeding on conspecific seedlings and trees; 26. Hallowed hideaways: basal mites in tree hollows and allied habitats; 27. Arthropod diel activity and stratification; 28. Diel, seasonal and disturbance-induced variation in invertebrate assemblages; 29. Tree relatedness and the similarity of insect assemblages: pushing the limits?; 30. A review of mosaics of dominant ants in rainforests and plantations; 31. Insect herbivores in the canopies of savannas and rainforests; 32. Canopy flowers and certainty: loose niches revisited; 33. How polyphagous are Costa Rican dry forest saturniid caterpillars?; 34. Influences of forest management on insects; 35. Conclusion: arthropods, canopies and interpretable patterns; Part VI. References; Index.

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