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Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Grady Webster

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Based on work spanning a decade, this study of the Maquipucuna area on the western slopes of the Andes discusses the climate, vegetation, ecological relationships, and flora, and emphasizes the ... More


Seagrass communities

Peter Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568704
eISBN:
9780191717536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the composition of seagrass communities. Seagrass communities comprise epiphytes and sessile epifauna growing on seagrass leaves and rhizomes, as well as more mobile animals, ... More


Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Georgius Rumphius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents features and the development of different type of orchids. More than three-quarters of known orchid species are tropical and about three-quarters of all species are epiphytes, that ... More


Grazing in Kelp Communities

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the facilitative and competitive interactions in giant kelp communities. Broadly defined, facilitation denotes positive interactions between species where at least one species ... More


Why are plants carnivorous? Cost/benefit analysis, whole-plant growth, and the context-specific advantages of botanical carnivory

Thomas J. Givnish, K. William Sparks, Steven J. Hunter, and Andrej Pavlovič

in Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198779841
eISBN:
9780191825873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

The 1984 cost/benefit model for the evolution of carnivorous plants addresses their potential energetic and ecological advantages. It has provided a conceptual framework for research on distribution, ... More


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