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Predation in Vertebrate Communities: The Białowieża Primeval Forest as a Case Study

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 135

By: B Jedrzejewska and W Jedrzejewska

450 pages, B/w photos, 251 figs, 103 tabs, maps

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #82123 | ISBN: 3540641386
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NHBS Price: £279.00 $355/€333 approx

About this book

A study of Europe's best preserved temperate forest as a model for predator-prey relationships. It presents carnivores, raptors and their prey in the complicated net of interrelationships, and shows them against the background of their biotic and abiotic settings. The role of predation, whether limiting or regulating prey (ungulate, rodent, shrew, bird and amphibian) populations, is quantified and compared to parts played by other factors: climate, food resources for prey, and availability of other potential resources for predators.


Contents

Introduction * Bialowieza Primeval Forest - Abiotic Conditions and Habitats * Abundance of Prey * Numbers, Distribution and Home Ranges of Predators * Diets and Hunting Habits of Predators * Predation Impact and Its Importance to Prey Populations * References * Subject Index


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