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The Food Web of a Tropical Rain Forest

Edited By: Douglas P Reagan and Robert B Waide

616 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Sep 1996 | #56423 | ISBN: 0226706001
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #56422 | ISBN: 0226705994
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About this book

Comprehensive description and analysis of the plant and animal communities of the tropical rain forest at El Verde, Puerto Rico. Building on more than a decade of field research, the contributors weave the complex strands of information about the energy within the forest into a powerful tool for understanding the community dynamics of the food web. Moreover, the data within is applicable to all rain forests and given the continued destruction of rain forests the world over, this book is an essential text for conservationists planning action plans as it provides great detail on the dynamics of the very communities at risk.


Contents

Preface 1: The Rain Forest Setting Robert B. Waide, Douglas P. Reagan. 2: Plants: The Food Base William T. Lawrence, Jr 3: Microorganisms D. Jean Lodge 4: Termites Elizabeth A. McMahan 5: Litter Invertebrates William J. Pfeiffer 6: Arboreal Invertebrates Rosser W. Garrison, Michael R. Willig. 7: Arboreal Arachnids William J. Pfeiffer 8: Amphibians Margaret M. Stewart, Lawrence L. Woolbright. 9: Anoline Lizards Douglas P. Reagan 10: Nonanoline Reptiles Richard Thomas, Ava Gaa Kessler. 11: Birds Robert B. Waide 12: Mammals Michael R. Willig, Michael R. Gannon. 13: The Stream Community Alan P. Covich, William H. McDowell. 14: The Community Food Web: Major Properties and Patterns of Organization Douglas P. Reagan, Gerardo R. Camilo, Robert B. Waide. Glossary Contributors Bibliography Index

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