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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 book, written by 79 authors contributing to 35 chapters, aims to provide an overview of data collected during recent studies in Australia, Africa, Asia, and South America. The book focuses 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. Topics covered include the distribution of arthropods along vertical gradients and the relationship between the soil/litter habitat and the forest canopy. 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. This important book is a valuable addition to the literature used by community ecologists, conservation biologists entomologists, botanists and forestry experts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521087841
ISBN-10: 0521087848
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 25mm)
Pages: 492
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yves Basset

Yves Basset is a Tupper Fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama. Roger Kitching is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

Books By Author Yves Basset

Arthropods of Tropical Forests by Yves Basset

Arthropods of Tropical Forests

Hardback, January 2003
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