David Burslem, Michelle Pinard, Sue Hartley, "Biotic Interactions in the Tropics: Their Role in the Maintenance of Species Diversity"
English | 2005 | pages: 582 | ISBN: 0521847079 | PDF | 12,2 mb
To understand how tropical ecosystems function we need to appreciate not only what plants, animals and microbes they contain, but how they interact with each other. This volume synthesizes the current state of knowledge of tropical biotic interaction, with chapters providing reviews or case studies drawn from research conducted in both Old and New World tropics, including interactions among taxa at all levels. An underlying theme of the volume is revealing the importance of the maintenance of high diversity in tropical regions.