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Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy Yves Basset

Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy

Yves Basset

Published December 11th 2008
ISBN : 9780521087841
Paperback
492 pages
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Arthropods are the most diverse group of organisms on our planet, and the tropical rainforests represent the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. This volume provides an overview of data collected during recent studies in Australia, Africa,MoreArthropods are the most diverse group of organisms on our planet, and the tropical rainforests represent the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. This volume provides an overview of data collected during recent studies in Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America. The contributions focus on the distribution of arthropods and their use of resources in the rainforest canopies, providing a basis for comparison between the forest ecosystems of the main biogeographical regions. The temporal dynamics of arthropod communities, habitats and food selection are examined within and among tropical tree crowns, as are the effects of forest disturbance.