Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions Book

Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions


  • Author : Pedro Barbosa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199883677

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Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions Excerpt :

This book addresses the fundamental issues of predator-prey interactions, with an emphasis on predation among arthropods, which have been better studied, and for which the database is more extensive than for the large and rare vertebrate predators. The book should appeal to ecologists interested in the broad issue of predation effects on communities.

Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions Book

Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions


  • Author : Pedro Barbosa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 0195171209

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Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions Excerpt :

This book addresses the fundamental issues of predator-prey interactions, with an emphasis on predation among arthropods, which have been better studied, and for which the database is more extensive than for the large and rare vertebrate predators. The book should appeal to ecologists interested in the broad issue of predation effects on communities.

Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions Book

Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions


  • Author : Pedro Barbosa
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-08-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195171204

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Ecology of Predator Prey Interactions Excerpt :

This book addresses the fundamental issues of predator-prey interactions, with an emphasis on predation among arthropods, which have been better studied, and for which the database is more extensive than for the large and rare vertebrate predators. The book should appeal to ecologists interested in the broad issue of predation effects on communities.

From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective Book

From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective


  • Author : Tore Johannessen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124201118

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From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective Excerpt :

From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective: Bifurcations in Marine Ecosystems is a groundbreaking reference that challenges the widespread perception that predators generally have a negative impact on the abundance of their prey, and it proposes a novel paradigm — Predator-prey Synergism — in which both predator and prey enhance abundance by their co-existence. Using this model, the text explains a number of issues that appear paradoxical in the case of a negative predator-prey relationship, including observed ecosystem bifurcations (regime shifts), ecosystem resilience, red tides in apparently nutrient depleted water, and the dominance of grazed phytoplankton over non-grazed species under high grazing pressure. This novel paradigm can also be used to predict the potential impact of global warming on marine ecosystems, identify how marine ecosystem may respond to gradual environmental changes, and develop possible measures to mitigate the negative impact of increasing temperature in marine ecosystems. This book approaches the long-standing question of what generates recruitment variability in marine fishes and invertebrates in an engaging and unique way that students and researchers in marine ecosystems will understand. Introduces a new paradigm, Predator-prey Synergism, as a building block on which to construct new ecological theories. It suggests that Predator-prey Synergism is important in some terrestrial ecosystems and is in agreement with the punctuated equilibria theory of evolution (i.e., stepwise evolution). Suggests a general solution to the recruitment puzzle in marine organisms Proposes a holistic hypothesis for marine spring blooming ecosystems by considering variability enhancing and variability dampening processes Asserts that fisheries will induce variability in marine ecosystems and alter the energy flow patterns in predictable ways

Predator Ecology Book

Predator Ecology


  • Author : John P. DeLong
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192895509

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Predator Ecology Excerpt :

Predator-prey interactions are ubiquitous, govern the flow of energy up trophic levels, and strongly influence the structure of ecological systems. They are typically quantified using the functional response - the relationship between a predator's foraging rate and the availability of food. As such, the functional response is central to how all ecological communities function - since all communities contain foragers - and a principal driver of the abundance, diversity, and dynamics of ecological communities. The functional response also reflects all the behaviors, traits, and strategies that predators use to hunt prey and that prey use to evade predation. It is thus both a clear reflection of past evolution, including predator-prey arms races, and a major force driving the future evolution of both predator and prey. Despite their importance, there have been remarkably few attempts to synthesize or even briefly review functional responses. This novel and accessible book fills this gap, clearly demonstrating their crucial role as the link between individuals, evolution, and community properties, representing a highly-integrated and measurable aspect of ecological function. It provides a clear entry point for students, a refresher for more advanced researchers, and a motivator for future research. Predator Ecology is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate students and researchers in ecology and evolutionary biology seeking a broad, up-to-date, and authoritative coverage of the field. It will also be of relevance and use to mathematical ecologists, wildlife biologists, and anyone interested in predator-prey interactions.

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems Book

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems


  • Author : Gil Rilov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-11-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 641
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540792352

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Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems Excerpt :

Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.

Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems Book

Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems


  • Author : Christer Brönmark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199583102

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Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems Excerpt :

In recent years it has become increasingly clear that chemical interactions play a fundamental role in aquatic habitats and have far-reaching evolutionary and ecological implications. This book covers a wide range of studies, including both plants and animals, from different geographic regions and habitats - pelagic as well as benthic.

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Book

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 3048
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128132524

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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Excerpt :

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding

Handbook of Road Ecology Book

Handbook of Road Ecology


  • Author : Rodney van der Ree
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118568187

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Explains hest-practices based on a number of successful international case studies.

Predator Prey Interactions in the Fossil Record Book

Predator Prey Interactions in the Fossil Record


  • Author : Patricia H. Kelley
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461501619

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Predator Prey Interactions in the Fossil Record Excerpt :

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)

Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection Book

Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection


  • Author : Roger N. Hughes
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 886
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642751189

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Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection Excerpt :

Behavioural Mechanisms of Food Selection examines animals belonging to diverse trophic groups, from carnivores, herbivores, micro-algal grazers, to filter-feeders and detritus-feeders. In the past Optimal Foraging Theory has been applied to all these groups, but in different ways and in disci plines that rarely overlap. Here concepts and developments hitherto scattered in the literature are drawn together. This uniquely broad synthesis captures the state of the art in the study of diet selection and prescribes new objectives in theoretical development and research.

Predator Prey Ecology Book

Predator Prey Ecology


  • Author : DENNIS L.. BOUTIN MURRAY (DR STAN.)
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1444350072

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Habitat Structure Book

Habitat Structure


  • Author : S.S. Bell
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401130769

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Habitat Structure Excerpt :

We conceived the idea for this book after teaching a graduate seminar on 'Habitat Complexity' at The University of South Florida. Discussions during the seminar led us to conclude that similar goals were to be found in studies of the topic that spanned the breadth of ecological research. Yet, the exact meaning of 'habitat structure', and the way in which it was measured, seemed to differ widely among subdisciplines. Our own research, which involves several sorts of ecology, convinced us that the differences among subdisciplines were indeed real ones, and that they did inhibit communica tion. We decided that interchange of ideas among researchers working in marine ecology, plant-animal interactions, physiological ecology, and other more-or-less independent fields would be worthwhile, in that it might lead to useful generalizations about 'habitat structure'. To foster this interchange of ideas. we organized a symposium to attract researchers working with a wide variety of organisms living in many habitats, but united in their interest in the topic of 'habitat structure'. The symposium was held at The University of South Florida's Chinsegut Hill Conference Center, in May. 1988. We asked participants to think about 'habitat structure' in new ways; to synthesize important, but fragmented, information; and. perhaps. to consider ways of translating ideas across systems. The chapters contained in this book reflect the participants' attempts to do so. The book is divided into four parts, by major themes that we have found useful categorizations.

Cave Ecology Book

Cave Ecology


  • Author : Oana Teodora Moldovan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-01-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319988528

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Cave Ecology Excerpt :

Cave organisms are the ‘monsters’ of the underground world and studying them invariably raises interesting questions about the ways evolution has equipped them to survive in permanent darkness and low-energy environments. Undertaking ecological studies in caves and other subterranean habitats is not only challenging because they are difficult to access, but also because the domain is so different from what we know from the surface, with no plants at the base of food chains and with a nearly constant microclimate year-round. The research presented here answers key questions such as how a constant environment can produce the enormous biodiversity seen below ground, what adaptations and peculiarities allow subterranean organisms to thrive, and how they are affected by the constraints of their environment. This book is divided into six main parts, which address: the habitats of cave animals; their complex diversity; the environmental factors that support that diversity; individual case studies of cave ecosystems; and of the conservation challenges they face; all of which culminate in proposals for future research directions. Given its breadth of coverage, it offers an essential reference guide for graduate students and established researchers alike.

Size Structured Populations Book

Size Structured Populations


  • Author : Bo Ebenman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642740015

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Size Structured Populations Excerpt :

At last both ecology and evolution are covered in this study on the dynamics of size-structured populations. How does natural selection shape growth patterns and life cycles of individuals, and hence the size-structure of populations? This book will stimulate biologists to look into some important and interesting biological problems from a new angle of approach, concerning: - life history evolution, - intraspecific competition and niche theory, - structure and dynamics of ecological communities.