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Pollination and Floral Ecology

Pat Willmer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book is a comprehensive reference to all aspects of pollination biology—and the first fully up-to-date resource of its kind to appear in decades. The beautifully illustrated book describes how ... More


Why Pollination Is Interesting

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter introduces some of the book’s central themes on animal pollination, beginning with a discussion of animals that visit flowers. At least 130,000 species of animals, and probably up to ... More


Attributes of propagules that aid dispersal

Roger Cousens, Calvin Dytham, and Richard Law

in Dispersal in Plants: A Population Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199299126
eISBN:
9780191715006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299126.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses traits that determine dispersal of propagules by different vectors. It pays special attention to dispersal by air, water, animals, and humans, since these vectors have received ... More


Post-release movement of propagules

Roger Cousens, Calvin Dytham, and Richard Law

in Dispersal in Plants: A Population Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199299126
eISBN:
9780191715006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299126.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the main types of dispersal vector, the characteristics of their behaviour relevant to dispersal, their effects on the trajectory of single propagules, and the final distances ... More


Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560158
eISBN:
9780191721557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its ... More


The Pollination of Crops

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the pollination of crops. Animal pollination is important to the large majority of important crops, including those directly eaten by humans. However, there are differing ... More


Rewards 1: The Biology of Pollen

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the biology of pollen, the primary reward for flowers in an evolutionary sense and probably the resource for which animals first went to flowers. The inherent characteristics of ... More


The First “Experiment”: 1878–1923

Frederic H. Wagner

in Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem: Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148213
eISBN:
9780199790449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148213.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The natural-regulation hypothesis' denial that the northern herd rose to 20,000-35,000 between the 1880s and early 1900s is refuted by three lines of evidence: (1) a “reliable estimate” in 1914 of ... More


The Chemical Interactions between Organisms

Richard Firn

in Nature's Chemicals: The Natural Products that shaped our world

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566839
eISBN:
9780191721700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566839.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter focuses on the important role of Natural Products in determining the interactions between individuals (of the same or of different species) that cohabit an area. The interactions between ... More


Plant and Animal Endemism in California

Susan Harrison

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275546
eISBN:
9780520954731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book modernizes our understanding of why California is so rich in unique biological diversity. It brings together, for the first time, what recent evolutionary studies have revealed about the ... More


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