Ecological Relationships of Plants and Animals

Ecological Relationships of Plants and Animals

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Over the past two decades, numerous field and experimental studies on the ecology and evolution of animal and plant interactions have been reported by botanists, zoologists, and ecologists. This book offers a comprehensive summary of this extensive and widely scattered research literature, presenting the subject as a coherent, accessible discipline.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • halftones, line illustrations, tables
  • 0195063147
  • 9780195063141

Table of contents

EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY: Adaptation and natural selection; Testing hypotheses in evolutionary ecology; A GREEN EARTH AND ITS ENEMIES: HERBIVORY: Plant defence and animal offense; Ecology of herbivory; MUTUALISMS: UNEASY PARTNERSHIPS: Mechanics of mutualism; Ecology of mutualism; Natural selection and mutualism; ANCIENT AND MODERN COMMUNITIES: Ancient communities; Plants and animals in modern communities.show more

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'As this book covers material that students will almost certainly find attractive, and deals with complex ideas in a simple, straightforward manner, I can thoroughly recommend it.' Times Higher Education Supplement 'The book offers an excellent synthesis at a university level of a subject which is among the richest in new acquisitions and stimulating evolutionistic problems.' Ethology Ecology & Evolution, No. 2, Vol. 4, 1992show more

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