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About this book
About this book
Explores and synthesizes the long-term studies that have been carried out to understand the fundamental nature of interactions in and between communities. Studies of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are included. The studies have been conducted in a variety of habitats - from deserts to rainforests to freshwater and marine habitats - to establish the extent and types of change in communities over several decades.
Introduction to Long-Term Community Ecological Studies. On the Structure and Dynamics of Temperature Reef Fish Assemblages: Are Resources Tracked? Long-Term Studies of Northern Temperature Freshwater Fish Communities. Structure and Dynamics of Reef Fish Communities: A Biogeographical Comparison. Dynamic Diversity in Fish Assemblages of Tropical Rivers. Structure and Dynamics of a Turtle Community Over Two Decades. Predation and Competition in Salamander Communities. Long-Term Changes in Lizard Assemblages in the Great Victoria Desert: Dynamic Habitat Mosaics in Response to Wildfires. Structure and Dynamics of an Amphibian Community: Evidence from a 16-Year Study of a Natural Pond. Role of the Sibling Species in the Dynamics of the Forest-Birds Communities in M'Passa (Northeastern Gabon). Bird Communities in the Central Rocky Mountains. Finch Communities in a Climatically Fluctuating Environment. Waterfowl Communities in the Northern Plains. Small Mammal Community Patterns in Old Fields: Distinguishing Site-Specific from Regional Processes. Long-Term Studies of Small-Mammal Communities from Disturbed Habitats in Eastern Australia. Organization, Diversity, And Long-Term Dynamics of a Neotropical Bat Community. Desert Rodents: Long-Term Responses to Natural Changes and Experimental Manipulations.
597 pages, 1 col & 159 b/w illus, figs, tabs
I admire the enthusiasm, dedication, and persistence of these authors for their interest in the natural history of their systems. --AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST