474 pages, Figs, tabs
Arthropods are the most diverse group of organisms on our planet and the tropical rainforests represent the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.
This book, written by 79 authors contributing to 35 chapters, aims to provide an overview of data collected during recent studies in Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America. The book focuses on the distribution of arthropods and their use of resources in the rainforest canopies, providing a basis for comparison between the forest ecosystems of the main biogeographical regions. Topics covered include the distribution of arthropods along vertical gradients and the relationship between the soil/litter habitat and the forest canopy. The temporal dynamics of arthropod communities, habitats and food selection are examined within and among tropical tree crowns, as are the effects of forest disturbance.
This important book is a valuable addition to the literature used by community ecologists, conservation biologists entomologists, botanists and forestry experts.
Paperback re-issue; originally published in 2003.
'! a solid contribution to what we know about the spatial and temporal distribution of tropical arthropods.' Ecology 'Overall this well edited and coherent volume contributes much to what we know about the spatial and temporal distribution of canopy arthropods in tropical forests.' Nigel Rainer, Queen Mary's College, University of London 'Overall this well edited and coherent volume contributes much to what we know about the spatial and temporal distribution of canopy arthropods in tropical forests. The contributed chapters provide food for though with an interesting melting pot of ideas and new perspectives on many of these.' Animal Conservation
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