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The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The average kilometer of tropical rainforest is teeming with life; it contains thousands of species of plants and animals. As this book reveals, many of the most colorful and eye-catching rainforest ... More


Forest Regeneration following Selective Logging and Land-Use Synergisms

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes how tropical forests regenerate after logging and how interactions between logging operations and other disturbances can seriously derail regeneration pathways. Selective ... More


Pollen and Seed Dispersal and Their Ecological and Genetic Consequences

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

in The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes general patterns of pollen and seed dispersal by tropical birds and mammals, and discusses their ecological and genetic consequences for plants. It addresses the following ... More


Synthesis and Conclusions about the Ecology and Evolution of Vertebrate-Angiosperm Mutualisms

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

in The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes the previous chapters in order to identify major patterns in the ecology and evolution of vertebrate pollination and seed-disperser mutualisms. It begins by reviewing the ... More


Animal Diversity and Plant-Animal Interactions in Regenerating Forests

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on changes in animal diversity and composition during forest regeneration and how these changes are linked to interactions between plants and animals. Recovery of animal ... More


The ecology of animals: foods and feeding

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199681341
eISBN:
9780191789175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681341.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter deals with the ecology of Tropical East Asia from an animal perspective. Diet is often the best-known aspect of an animal’s ecology and an animal’s diet has consequences for all other ... More


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