Predation in Organisms: A Distinct Phenomenon / Edition 1

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Overview

Predation is considered one of the distinct phenomena related to the interrelationships between species on the Earth. In general, predation is widespread not only in wildlife but also in marine environments where big fishes eat small fishes and other organisms of the sea. This book considers predation in organisms and is aimed at the prevention of predation in wildlife and marine environments.

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"This book is a collection of 13 chapters (including the Introduction) on various aspects of predation … . Its 24 contributors from nine countries wrote chapters of variable length … . Overall, libraries may want a copy of it … ." (Jonathan M. Jeschke, Basic and Applied Ecology, Issue 9, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540460442
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/20/2006
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- An introduction to predation in organisms.- Feeding strategies of fossil myodocopid ostracoda compared to modern analogues.- Trophic relationships in crustacea dacapoda of a river with floodplain.- The role of predation in shaping biological communities.- Biological control of mosquito populations: an applied aspect of predation.- Fossil record of predation on marine invertebrates.- Drilling predation on invading bivalves by predatory gastropods.- Crushing in mordern and fossil brachiopod shells as indicator of biotic interactions.- Seasonal drilling predation intensity in the sand dollar from a tropical bay.- Evolutionary consequences of predation: avoidance, escape, diversification, and speciation.- Predation of fossil eggs.- Predator-prey interaction in pterosaurs: an overview.- Predation of marine mammals.- Feeding in marine mammals.- Predation tactics in flightless birds and non-avian dinosaurs.
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