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Ecology and Evolution of the Grass-Endophyte Symbiosis

Gregory P. Cheplick and Stanley Faeth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308082
eISBN:
9780199867462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308082.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi are extremely common in nature, ranging from highly parasitic to closely mutualistic. Grasses, which are common and ecologically important components ... More


Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of East African Coral Reefs

Tim R. McClanahan

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the oceanography, biogeography, and management of coral reef ecosystems of East Africa. The chapter focuses on the role of marine protected areas and fishing in controlling ... More


Estimating Aboveground Net Primary Production in Shrub-Dominated Ecosystems

Donald R. Young

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Shrublands pose particularly difficult challenges for primary production measurement because of the complex structure of the vegetation. Classical approaches are described, including dimension ... More


Estimating Aboveground Net Primary Productivity in Forest-Dominated Ecosystems

Brian D. Kloeppel, Mark E. Harmon, and Timothy J. Fahey

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the measurement of aboveground live biomass increment and tissue mortality in forest ecosystems. Standardized approaches for quantifying wood production, tree mortality, and ... More


Variation and evolution of reproductive traits in the Mediterranean mosaic

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the population ecology, variability, and evolution of reproductive traits in the spatially heterogeneous Mediterranean mosaic landscape. Three main themes are explored. First, ... More


The Interactions of Pollination and Herbivory

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/9780691128610.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the effects of pollination on herbivory and vice versa. When herbivores and pollinators are both active on plants, there is much scope for differential selection on plant ... More


Plant-animal interactions in deserts

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Desert animals and plants interact in ways that have strongly influenced their respective evolutionary trajectories. This chapter begins with herbivory because of its widespread impacts, many of ... More


Ecology of Native Animals in California Grasslands

Paula M. Schiffman

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses soil disturbance, seed dispersal, granivory, and herbivory from a historical perspective as well as within the context of modern-day understanding of grasslands in California. ... More


Overview of Sauropod Phylogeny and Evolution

Jeffrey A. Wilson

in The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reports the current view of sauropod phylogeny and shows that sauropods were successful in terms of their geographic and temporal distributions, biomass, morphological complexity, and ... More


Digital Reconstructions of Sauropod Dinosaurs and Implications for Feeding

Kent A. Stevens and J. Michael Parrish

in The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the method for three-dimensional reconstructions of sauropod skeletons, focusing on the pose of the neck and its implications for sauropod herbivory. It determines that most ... More


Disturbance and Diversity in Low-Productivity Ecosystems

Hugh D. Safford and Chris R. Mallek

in Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Given the great differences in productivity between serpentine and nonserpentine habitats, coupled with the heightened presence of endemics and species of conservation concern in the former, it would ... More


Dinosaur Paleoecology

David E. Fastovsky and Joshua B. Smith

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the paleoecology of dinosaurs. It first examines the variety of adaptations of dinosaurs to sustain their herbivorous habits. It then describes Mesozoic paleobotany and ... More


Lizards as Predators

Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt

in Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Striking variation exists among lizards in the kinds of things they eat. A few lizards are herbivorous, most feed on other animals and swallow them whole, and insectivorous lizards attack dozens if ... More


Plant–Animal Interactions in Deserts

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Plant–animal interactions are as important in deserts as they are in any other ecosystem. Although it is likely that abiotic factors have greater influence in deserts than in other ecosystems, biotic ... More


Stress responses

Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

in An Introduction to Ecological Genomics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199594689
eISBN:
9780191774812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594689.003.0201
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses various signal transduction pathways involved in the stress response, including stress-activated protein kinase signalling, heat shock protein induction, oxidative stress ... More


The fundamentals of predator–prey interactions

Gary G. Mittelbach and Brian J. McGill

in Community Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835851
eISBN:
9780191873379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835851.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter introduces the concept of the consumer-resource link, the idea that each species in a community consumes resources and is itself consumed by other species. The consumer–resource link is ... More


The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions

Victor Rico-Gray and Paulo S. Oliveira

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226713472
eISBN:
9780226713540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713540.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ants are probably the most dominant insect group on Earth, representing 10–15 percent of animal biomass in terrestrial ecosystems. Flowering plants, meanwhile, owe their evolutionary success to an ... 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


Overview and Perspectives

Victor Rico-Gray and Paulo S. Oliveira

in The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226713472
eISBN:
9780226713540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713540.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ants are probably the most dominant insect family on earth, and flowering plants have been the dominant plant group on land for more than 100 million years. The evolutionary success of angiosperms ... More


The Mangrove Community: Terrestrial Components

Peter J. Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716549
eISBN:
9780191802676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716549.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Much of the mangrove community comprises organisms of terrestrial origin. Epiphytic and parasitic plants are common. The animal species of mangroves include insects, many of which—leaf-eating ... More


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