Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities by Martin L. Cody, Jeffrey A. Smallwood

By Martin L. Cody, Jeffrey A. Smallwood

This certain ebook synthesizes the continuing long term neighborhood ecology experiences of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The experiences were performed from deserts to rainforests in addition to in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats and supply important perception that may be got simply via power, diligent, and year-after-year investigation.Long-Term reviews of Vertebrate groups is perfect for school, researchers, graduate scholars, and undergraduates in vertebrate biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology, together with ecology, usual historical past, and systematics. Key beneficial properties* presents designated views of neighborhood balance and version* information the impact of ordinary and different perturbations on group constitution* contains synopses through recognized authors* offers effects from a wide variety of vertebrate taxa* experiences have been performed at various latitudes and in numerous habitats

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10), habitat clearing and road building were major factors in the incursion of second-growth plants and birds, and on Barro Colorado Island, forest recovery from partial cutting 70 years ago has lead to the reduction of bat species associated with secondary vegetation and its fruit and nectar resources. 5. Are the Communities Closed or Open Systems? Community ecology studies are almost never conducted in (or treated as) completely closed systems, but the extent to which they are not varies dramatically with the site and with the life-history attributes of different subject taxa.

1984). , 1994). For example, of the 14 species of cold-water rockfishes in the genus Sebastes that have been observed at King Harbor since 1974, 9 were present in the initial years of sampling (1974-1975), but only 3 were seen in the last 2 survey years (1992-1993). The shift in the proportion of cold- to warm-water species in the assemblage occurred rather abruptly in the late 1970s to early 1980s, and the proportional representation of these groups has remained relatively constant since then.

15 to results on small mammal succession in post-fire vegetation in southeastern Australia and in other fire-prone habitatsworldwide, and in Chap. 10 to other comprehensive work on tropical rainforest birds besides that reported from Gabon, West Africa. A conspicuous aspect of the diversity of chapter topics is the extremely wide range of habitats in which the long-term research has been conducted. By latitude, the coverage extends from the north temperate (the lake fishes of Chap. 3) to the tropics (rainforest birds and bats, Chaps.

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