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Tropical Fruits and Frugivores : The Search for Strong Interactors - J. Lawrence Dew

Tropical Fruits and Frugivores

The Search for Strong Interactors

By: J. Lawrence Dew (Editor), Jean P. Boubli (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th September 2005
ISBN: 9781402038327
Number Of Pages: 260

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In this book we undertake one of the first global-scale comparisons of the relationships between tropical plants and frugivorous animal communities, comparing sites within and across continents. In total, 12 primary contributors, including noted plant and animal ecologists, present newly-analyzed long-term datasets on the floristics and phenological rhythms of their study sites, identifying important seed dispersers and key plant taxa that sustain animal communities in Africa, Madagascar, Australasia, and the Neotropics.

Preface
Introduction: Frugivory, Phenology, and Rainforest Conservation
Do Frugivore Population Fluctuations Reflect Fruit Production? Evidence from Panama
Potential Keystone Plant Species for the Frugivore Community at Tinigua Park, Colombia
Floristics, Primary Productivity and Primate Diversity in Amazonia: Contrasting a Eutrophic Varzea Forest and an Oligotrophic Caatinga Forest in Brazil
A 12-Year Phenological Record of Fruiting: Implications for Frugivore Populations and Indicators of Climate Change
An Intersite Comparison of Fruit Characteristics in Madagascar: Evidence for Selection Pressure through Abiotic Constraints Rather Than through Co-evolution
The Key to Madagascar Frugivores
Fruiting Phenology and Pre-dispersal Seed Predation in a Rainforest in Southern Western Ghats, India
Fast Foods of the Forest: The Influence of Figs on Primates and Hornbills across Wallace's Line
The Frugivore Community and the Fruiting Plant Flora in a New Guinea Rainforest: Identifying Keystone Frugivores
Diet, Keystone Resources, and Altitudinal Movement of Dwarf Cassowaries in Relation to Fruiting Phenology in a Papua New Guinea Rainforest
Keystone Fruit Resources and Australia's Tropical Rain Forests
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ISBN: 9781402038327
ISBN-10: 1402038321
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 9th September 2005
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.23