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Plant-Animal Interactions in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Series: Tasks for Vegetation Science Series Volume: 31

By: Margarita Arianoutsou-Faraggitaki (Editor), RH Groves (Editor), Francesco di Castri (Preface By)

193 pages, 24 tables


Paperback | Dec 2013 | #210471 | ISBN-13: 9789401043922
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #33278 | ISBN: 0702324701
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Plant-Animal Interactions in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems comprises invited contributions on important aspects of plant – animal interactions in Mediterranean-type ecosystems, which was the subject of the Sixth International Conference on Mediterranean Climate Ecosystems held in Crete, Greece, from September 23 to 27, 1991. The subject of plant – animal interactions is fundamental to the Mediterranean-type ecosystems and their rational managements. All five regions of the world with a Mediterranean climate are represented: the Mediterranean basin sensu lato, California, Chile, South Africa, Australia. Plant-Animal Interactions in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems is divided into six parts. These six sections on plant – animal interactions reflect the major trends in the direction of research of the members of the International Society of Mediterranean Ecology (ISOMED).


Preface F. di Castri
Introduction M. Arianoutsou, R.H. Groves
Historical Introduction

1. Aristotle and Theophrastus on plant--animal interactions; C.A. Thanos. Community Structure
2. Species richness of vascular plants and vertebrates in relation to canopy productivity; R.L. Specht
3. Summergreenness, evergreenness and life history variation in Mediterranean blue tits; J. Blondel, P.C. Dias
4. Community structure and species richness in the Mediterranean-type soil fauna; A. Legakis
5. Bird diversity within and among Australian heathlands; M.L. Cody
6. Plant community structure in southwestern Australia and aspects of herbivory, seed dispersal and pollination; D.T. Bell. Triangular Relationships
7. Resource webs in Mediterranean-type climates; H.A. Mooney, R.J. Hobbs
8. Triangular trophic relationships in Mediterranean-climate Western Australia; B.B. Lamont. Herbivory
9. Has intensive grazing by domestic livestock degraded Mediterranean Basin rangelands? N.G. Seligman, A. Perevolotsky
10. Resource availability and herbivory in Larrea tridentata; P.W. Rundel, M.R. Sharifi, A. Gonzalez-Coloma
11. Effects of insect herbivory on plant architecture; R. Ginocchio, G. Montenegro. Pollination
12. Pollination syndromes in the Mediterranean: generalizations and peculiarities; A. Dafni, C. O'Toole
13. Red flowers and butterfly pollination in the Cape fynbos; S.D. Johnson, W.J. Bond. Seed Dispersal
14. Modes of dispersal of seeds in the Cape fynbos; E.J. Moll, B. McKenzie
15. Why are there so many myrmecochorous species in the Cape fynbos? R.M. Cowling, S.M. Pierce, W.D. Stock, M. Cocks

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