Plant-Animal Interactions provides the first overview of plant-animal interactions for twenty years focused on the needs of students and professors. It discusses a range of topics from the basic structures of plant-animal interactions to their evolutionary implications in producing and maintaining biodiversity. It also highlights innovative aspects of plant-animal interactions that can represent highly productive research avenues, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in a future career in ecology. Written by leading experts, and employing a variety of didactic tools, Plant-Animal Interactions is useful for students and teachers involved in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses addressing areas such as herbivory, trophic relationships, plant defense, pollination and biodiversity.
Kleber Del-Claro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and an MSc and PhD in Ecology from Universidade Estadual de Campinas. He is currently a Full Professor at Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU). His research interests include ecology in biotic interactions, behavioural ecology and ecological networks. He was the coordinator of the graduate program in Ecology at UFU; member of the Whitney Harris World Ecology Center (Scientific board), University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL), USA; coordinator the terms of agreement for cooperations at UFU-UMSL and UFU-BOKU (University of Natural Resources of Vieen). He is the editor of Tropical Biology for the Encyclopedia of Life System Support (UNESCO). He was Director of the Biology Institute from 2013 to 2017 and Research Director at the UFU from 2017 to 2020. A researcher at the Brazilian National Scientific Council - the highest level - 1A.
Helena Maura Torezan-Silingardi has been an Associate Professor at the Biology Institute/UFU since 2009. Her Master's, PhD and PostDoc degrees focused on the field of Ecology of Pollination, Florivory and Phenology in the cerrado/Brazilian savannah. She holds a postdoctoral degree in Plant-Animal Interactions from UFU; PhD in Entomology from USP, a Master’s in Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources from UFU and a Bachelor’s in Biology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas. She works in the areas of the ecology of pollination, phenology, floral herbivory and insect-plant interactions. She is involved in the graduate programs in "Ecology and Conservation of Natural Resources" and "Plant Biology" at the Federal University of Uberlândia. She participated in the production of the books "Ecology of Plant-Animal Interactions: an ecological-evolutionary approach"; "Ethology 2011: Current Issues in Ethology and Annals of the XXIX Annual Meeting of Ethology" and "Current Issues in Behavioral Ecology and Interactions - Annals of II Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Symposium (2017)". She also Coordinates terms of agreement for cooperation: UFU-BOKU (University of Natural Resources of Vieen).