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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


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


Seed banks

M. Anwar Maun

in The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570356
eISBN:
9780191916731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570356.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The soil seed bank refers to a reservoir of viable seeds present on the soil surface or buried in the soil. It has the potential to augment or replace adult plants. Such reservoirs have regular ... More


Reproduction and Population Genetics

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

All who work on dipterocarps will be aware of the almost unique supra-annual reproduction of dipterocarps in the aseasonal tropics, associated with El Niño climatic events. This ‘masting’ ... 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


* Effects of Human Activities on Successional Pathways: Case Studies from Lowland Wet Forests of Northeastern Costa Rica

Robin L. Chazdon, Braulio Vilchez Alvarado, Susan G. Letcher, Amanda Wendt, and U. Uzay Sezen

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Human activities superimpose complexity onto spatially and temporally variable successional processes. Biotic and anthropogenic legacies of land-use transitions and forest regrowth are intricately ... More


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