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Cliff Ecology: Pattern and Process in Cliff Ecosystems

Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology

By: Douglas W Larson, Uta Matthes and Peter E Kelly

340 pages, 72 b/w photos, 63 illus, 128 figs, 14 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 [2005 reprint] | #154945 | ISBN: 0521019214
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Hardback | Jan 2000 | #100773 | ISBN: 0521554896
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Reviews information about the geology, geomorphology, microclimate, flora and fauna of both sea and inland cliffs. Evidence is presented to suggest that cliffs worldwide may represent an invaluable type of ecosystem, consisting of some of the least disturbed habitats on earth and contributing more to the biodiversity of a region than their surface coverage would indicate.

'A must for the library.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society ' ... a good summary of what is known about cliffs.' Journal of Ecology 'The authors are to be congratulated on this work, deserves to become a classic ...'. Stefan Porembski, Plant Systems and Evolution


1. Introduction; 2. Geology; 3. Physical environment; 4. Flora; 5. Fauna; 6. Controlling processes; 7. Interactions with humans; 8. Summary, opportunities and synthesis.

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