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Biotic Interactions in the Tropics

Their Role in the Maintenance of Species Diversity

Biotic Interactions in the Tropics by David Burslem
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Tropical ecosystems house a significant proportion of global biodiversity. To understand how these ecosystems function we need to appreciate not only what plants, animals and microbes they contain, but also how they interact with each other. This volume, first published in 2005, synthesises the state of knowledge in this area, with chapters providing reviews or case studies drawn from research conducted in both Old and New World tropics and including biotic interactions among taxa at all trophic levels. In most chapters plants (typically trees) are the starting point, but, taken together, the chapters consider interactions of plants with other plants, with micro-organisms and with animals, and the inter-relationships of human-induced disturbance with interactions among species. An underlying theme of the volume is the attempt to understand the maintenance of high diversity in tropical regions, which remains one of the most significant unexplained observations in ecological studies.
Cambridge University Press; September 2005
582 pages; ISBN 9780511126666
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Title: Biotic Interactions in the Tropics
Author: David Burslem; Michelle Pinard; Sue Hartley
 
ISBNs
0511126662
9780511126666
9780521847070