Plant-Animal Interactions: Evolutionary Ecology in Tropical and Temperate Regions

Plant-Animal Interactions: Evolutionary Ecology in Tropical and Temperate Regions

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471509370
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/05/1991
Pages: 639
Product dimensions: 1.65(w) x 2.48(h) x 9.65(d)

About the Author

About the editors Peter W. Price is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of Insect Ecology, Second Edition and Evolutionary Biology of Parasites, and has edited two other texts. Thomas M. Lewinsohn is a professor in the Department of Zoology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas. He has travelled extensively, investigating insect communities on flower heads of the composite family Asteraceae, generating a broad comparative view spanning tropical and temperate latitudes. Geraldo Wilson Fernandes is an assistant professor in the Department of General Biology at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. He is well known for his studies on formerly undiscovered tropical galling insect species. Woodruff W. Benson is a professor in the Department of Zoology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Dr. Benson has taken a leading role in developing interest and expertise in the sciences of evolutionary ecology and plant-herbivore relationships in Brazil.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

TROPICAL AND TEMPERATE COMPARISONS.

Comparison of Herbivory and Plant Defenses in Temperate and Tropical Broad-Leaved Forests (P. Coley & T. Aide).

MUTUALISTIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

Variable Composition of Some Tropical Ant-Plant Symbioses (D. Davidson, et al.).

ANTAGONISTIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PLANTS AND ANIMALS.

Herbivores, Herbivory, and Plant Phenology: Patterns and Consequences in a Tropical Rain-Forest Cycad (D. Clark & D. Clark).

PLANT-BUTTERFLY INTERACTIONS.

Biodiversity of a Central American Heliconius Community: Pattern, Process, and Problems (L. Gilbert).

SPECIFICITY IN PLANT UTILIZATION.

Host Plant Discrimination: Experiments with Hummingbird Flower Mites (A. Heyneman, et al.).

COMMUNITY PATTERNS IN NATURAL AND AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS.

Contemporary Adaptations of Herbivores to Introduced Legume Crops (M. Kogan).

Index.

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