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, Roger Kitching, Scott Miller, Vojtech Novotny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521087848

ISBN-13: 9780521087841

Pub. Date: 12/11/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arthropods are the most diverse group of organisms on our planet, and the tropical rainforests represent the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. This volume provides an overview of data collected during recent studies in Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America. The contributions focus on the distribution of arthropods and their use of resources in the…  See more details below

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Arthropods are the most diverse group of organisms on our planet, and the tropical rainforests represent the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. This volume provides an overview of data collected during recent studies in Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America. The contributions focus on the distribution of arthropods and their use of resources in the rainforest canopies, providing a basis for comparison between the forest ecosystems of the main biogeographical regions. The temporal dynamics of arthropod communities, habitats and food selection are examined within and among tropical tree crowns, as are the effects of forest disturbance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521087841
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Pt. IArthropods of tropical canopies: current themes of research
1Canopy entomology, an expanding field of natural science4
2Methodological advances and limitations in canopy entomology7
3Vertical stratification of arthropod assemblages17
4Determinants of temporal variation in community structure28
5Herbivore assemblages and their food resources40
Pt. IIVertical stratification in tropical forests
6Distribution of ants and bark-beetles in crowns of tropical oaks59
7Vertical and temporal diversity of a species-rich moth taxon in Borneo69
8Canopy foliage structure and flight density of butterflies and birds in Sarawak86
9Stratification of the spider fauna in a Tanzanian forest92
10Fauna of suspended soils in an Ongokea gore tree in Gabon102
11Vertical stratification of flying insects in a Surinam lowland rainforest110
Pt. IIITemporal patterns in tropical canopies
12Insect responses to general flowering in Sarawak
13Arthropod assemblages across a long chronosequence in the Hawaiian Islands135
14Seasonality of canopy beetles in Uganda146
15Seasonality and community composition of springtails in Mexican forests159
16Seasonal variation of canopy arthropods in Central Amazon170
17Arthropod seasonality in tree crowns with different epiphyte loads176
Pt. IVResource use and host specificity in tropical canopies
18How do beetle assemblages respond to anthropogenic disturbance?190
19Organization of arthropod assemblages in individual African savanna trees198
20Flower ecology in the neotropics: a flower-ant love-hate relationship
21Taxonomic composition and host specificity of phytophagous beetles in a dry forest in Panama220
22Microhabitat distribution of forest grasshoppers in the Amazon237
23Flowering events and beetle diversity in Venezuela256
Pt. VSynthesis: spatio-temporal dynamics and resource use in tropical canopies
24Habitat use and stratification of Collembola and oribatid mites271
25Insect herbivores feeding on conspecific seedlings and trees282
26Hallowed hideaways: basal mites in tree hollows and allied habitats291
27Arthropod diel activity and stratification304
28Diel, seasonal and disturbance-induced variation in invertebrate assemblages315
29Tree relatedness and the similarity of insect assemblages: pushing the limits?329
30A review of mosaics of dominant ants in rainforests and plantations341
31Insect herbivores in the canopies of savannas and rainforests348
32Canopy flowers and certainty: loose niches revisited360
33How polyphagous are Costa Rican dry forest saturniid caterpillars?369
34Influences of forest management on insects380
35Conclusion: arthropods, canopies and interpretable patterns394
References407
Index469

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