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About this book
About this book
Multitrophic interactions are now recognised as being of the utmost importance in understanding the complexity of the natural world. However, their complex nature had often been a barrier to their study as they require research teams composed of workers often with very disparate interests. This book therefore takes a multidisciplinary approach to complex interactions across many trophic levels and includes authors from disciplines as diverse as mycology, entomology, nematology, population ecology and theoretical ecology.
Throughout, the direct and indirect interactions between organisms from different trophic levels are emphasised in comprehensive reviews, bringing a fresh, collaborative approach to community ecology. The book is ideal for those seeking an overview of our understanding of mulittrophic interactions as well as directions for future research.
Paperback re-issue, originally published by Blackwell in 1996.
Part I: Interactions Between Plants And Lower Organisms: Introductory Remarks Bacterial Antagonist-Fungal Pathogen Interactions On The Plant Aerial Interactions Between Beneficial Soil Bacteria And Root Pathogens: Mechanisms And Ecological Impact Interactions Between Fungi And Plant Pathogens In Soil And The Rhizosphere Interactions Between Mycorrhizal Fungi And Rhizosphere Microorganisms Within The Context Of Sustainable Soil-Plant Systems Interactions Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi And Foliar Pathogens: Consequences For Host And Pathogen Concluding Remarks Part II: Plant-Microbe-Animal Interactions: Introductory Remarks Interactions Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizas And Plant Parasitic Nematodes In Agro-Ecosystems Interactions Between Insects And Mycorrhizal Fungi Indirect Interactions Between Insect Herbivores And Pathogenic Fungi On Leaves Fungal Endophytes, Herbivores And The Structure Of Grassland Communities A Catch 22 On The Utilization Of Endophytic Fungi For Pest Management Concluding Remarks Part III: Plant-Animal Interactions: Introductory Remarks Induced Responses In Trees: Mediators Of Interactions Among Macro And Micro-Herbivores? Host Plant Mediated Interactions Between Spatially Separated Herbivores: Effects On Community Structure Gall-Inducing Insect Herbivores In Multitrophic Systems Host-Multiparasitoid Interactions Vertebrate Effects On Plant-Invertebrate Food Webs Concluding Remarks; Part Four: Complex Animal Interactions Introductory Remarks Two's Company, Three's A Crowd: Host-Pathogen-Parasitoid Dynamics Community Modules Outlines Of Food Webs In A Low Arctic Tundra Landscape In Relation To Three Theories Of Trophic Dynamics Compartmentalization Of Resource Utilization Within Soil Ecosystems Food Web Patterns What Do We Really Know? Concluding Remarks
Alan Gange is reader in microbial ecology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Professor Valerie Brown is Director of the Centre for Agri-Environmental Research at the University of Reading.