Habitat Structure: The Physical Arrangement of Objects in Space

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Chapman and Hall, 1991 - Science - 438 pages
Some 20 papers presented at a symposium at the U. of South Florida, May 1988, review the still-sparse information on evaluating how rich a particular natural habitat is in the numbers of species and their relations to other species. Addressed to researchers and college students in a variety of ecological disciplines, they cover patterns, colonization, succession, resource use, predation, parasitism, disturbance, and a number of applications, such as the design of natural reserves, urban greenspaces, and artificial reefs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

Development of habitat structure through succession in
28
alternative
47
Fractal geometry of ecological habitats 69
69
The effect of habitat structure on the spatial distribution
87
colonization succession
107
Microtopography as habitat structure for mosses on rocks
120
The effects of changes in habitat structure during succession
141
Influence of patch size vegetation texture and host plant
169
consequences of herbivore
260
Habitat structure and predatorprey interactions in vegetated
281
The influence of habitat structure on the transmission
300
Habitat structure and spider foraging
325
The influence of habitat structure and environmental stability
349
PART FOUR Applications
371
The ecology and structure of urban greenspaces
392
Habitat structure and the design of artificial reefs
412

sapfeeder life histories
183
Habitat structure and recruitment in coral reef fishes 197
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Habitat structure and community dynamics in marine benthic
211
predation parasitism
235
synthesis and perspectives
427
Subject index
434
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