Food Webs and Container Habitats: The Natural History and Ecology of Phytotelmataby R. L. Kitching
The book covers many aspects of the theory of food-web formation and maintenance presented with field-collected information.See more details below
The book covers many aspects of the theory of food-web formation and maintenance presented with field-collected information.
- Cambridge University Press
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- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Container Flora, Fauna and Environment: 2. The container flora; 3. The container fauna; 4. The phytotelm environment; Part II. Methods and Theories: 5. The construction and quantification of food webs; 6. Processes structuring food webs; Part III. Patterns in Phytotelm Food Webs: 7. Food-web variation across geographical regions; 8. Food-web variation within a continent: the communities of tree-holes from Tasmania to Cape Tribulation; 9. Food-web variation at smaller spatial scales: regional and local variation in tree-hole and Nepenthes webs; 10. The role of the host plant; 11. Variation through time: seasonality, invasion and reassembly, succession; Part IV. Processes Structuring Food Webs: 12. Competition and predation - basic forces structuring the community?; 13. Stochasticism and determinism: processes structuring fod webs in phytotelmata; Part V. Synthesis: 14. A food-web templet; Annexe; References; Index.
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