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Effects of Resource Distribution on Animal Plant Interactions - Mark D. Hunter

Effects of Resource Distribution on Animal Plant Interactions

By: Mark D. Hunter (Editor), Takayuki Ohgushi (Editor), Peter W. Price (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780123619556
Number Of Pages: 505

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Aimed primarily at advanced graduate students and professional biologists, this book explores the degree to which animal*b1plant interactions are determined by plant and animal variability. Many of the patterns seen in natural communities appear to result from cascading effects up as well as down the trophic system. Variability among primary producers can influence animal and plant population quality and dynamics, community structure, and the evolution of animal*b1plant interations.

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"It is likely that anyone interested in the issues of population limitation and regulation of herbivore community assemblage in terrestial systems will find 'meat for thought' here." --ECOLOGY "This book would serve as an excellent basis for a graduate-level course in plant-animal interactions...Most authors have made synthetic arguments and presented new hypotheses. Because of this effort, most of the chapters retain a freshness that engage the reader's interest and stimulates further discussion." --TREE

Introduction: Plants as a Variable Resource Base for Animals
The Impact of Resource Variation on Population Quality in Herbivorous Insects: A Critical Aspect of Population Dynamics
Small Mammal Herbivores in a Patchy Environment: Individual Strategies and Population Responses
Plant Genotype: A Variable Factor in Insect-Plant Interaction
Nectar Distributions, Pollinator Behavior, and Plant Reproductive Success
Plant Resources as the Mechanistic Basis for Insect Herbivore Population Dynamics
Factoring Natural Enemies into Plant Tissue Availability to Herbivores
Resource Limitation on Insect Herbivore Populations
Bottom-Up versus Top-Down Regulation of Vertebrate Populations: Lessons from Birds and Fish
Interactions Within Herbivore Communities Mediated by the Host Plant: The Keystone Herbivore Concept
Loose Niches in Tropical Communities: Why Are There So Few Bees and So Many Trees?
How Do Fruit-and-Nectar Feeding Birds and Mammals Track Their Food Resources?
Inter-and Intraspecific Morphological Variation in Bumblebee Species, and Competition in Flower Utilization
The Thermal Environment as a Resource Dictating Patterns of Feeding Specialization of Insect Herbivores
Each chapter includes references
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ISBN: 9780123619556
ISBN-10: 0123619556
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 505
Published: 31st January 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 16.08  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.92