Predator-Prey Interactions in the Fossil Record / Edition 1

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Overview

From the Foreword:
"Predator-prey interactions are among the most significant of all organism-organism interactions....It will only be by compiling and evaluating data on predator-prey relations as they are recorded in the fossil record that we can hope to tease apart their role in the tangled web of evolutionary interaction over time. This volume, compiled by a group of expert specialists on the evidence of predator-prey interactions in the fossil record, is a pioneering effort to collate the information now accumulating in this important field. It will be a standard reference on which future study of one of the central dynamics of ecology as seen in the fossil record will be built."
(Richard K. Bambach, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech, Associate of the Botanical Museum, Harvard University)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306474897
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/31/2003
  • Series: Topics in Geobiology Series , #20
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I Taxonomic Review of the Fossil Record of Predation
Ch. 1 Predation on and by Foraminifera
Ch. 2 Predation in Ancient Reef-Builders
Ch. 3 Trilobites in Paleozoic Predator-Prey Systems, and Their Role in Reorganization of Early Paleozoic Ecosystems
Ch. 4 Predation by Drills on Ostracoda
Ch. 5 The Fossil Record of Drilling Predation on Bivalves and Gastropods
Ch. 6 The Fossil Record of Shell-Breaking Predation on Marine Bivalves and Gastropods
Ch. 7 Predation on Cephalopods: A General Overview with a Case Study From the Upper Carboniferous of Texas
Ch. 8 Predation on Brachiopods
Ch. 9 Predation on Bryozoans and its Reflection in the Fossil Record
Ch. 10 Predation on Crinoids
Ch. 11 Predation on Recent and Fossil Echinoids
Ch. 12 Predation of Fishes in the Fossil Record
Ch. 13 Dinosaur Predation: Evidence and Ecomorphology
Ch. 14 Bones of comprehension: The Analysis of Small Mammal Predator-Prey Interactions
Ch. 15 Early Human Predation
Pt. II Major Macroevolutionary Episodes in the History of Predation
Ch. 16 Origin and Early Evolution of Predators: The Ecotone Model and Early Evidence for Macropredation
Ch. 17 Durophagous Predation in Paleozoic Marine Benthic Assemblages
Ch. 18 The Mesozoic Marine Revolution
Index
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