Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forest

Sarawak Studies
 Book
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ISBN-13:
9780387213095
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
03.03.2005
Seiten:
348
Autor:
Abg Abdul Hamid
Gewicht:
755 g
Format:
243x159x24 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The groundbreaking canopy-access and rain forest research at Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contributed an immense body of knowledge. Its major studies over more than a decade are synthesized here for the first time. The focus of this unique volume is on plant-animal interactions and some of the foundations that create and maintain tropical diversity, especially pollination and the phenomenon of the General Flowering. The work discussed has implications for tropical biology, ecology and pollination studies. The power of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation events and drought, particularly in their effects on mutualisms, are discussed in detail.
Foreword -- Preface -- Rain forest biology and the canopy system, Sarawak (1992-2002), David W. Roubik -- Large processes with small targets: rarity and pollination in rain forests, David W. Roubik -- The canopy Biology Program in Sarawak--its scope, methods and merit, Takakazu Yumoto and Tohru Nakashizuka -- Soil-related floristic variation in a hyper-diverse dipterocarp forest, Stuart J. Davies, Sylvester Tan, James V. LaFrankie and Matthew D. Potts -- Plant reproductive phenology in a mixed dipterocarp forest, Shoko Sakai, Kuniyasu Momose, Takakazu Yumoto, Teruyoshi Nagamitsu, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Abang A. Hamid, Tohru Nakashizuka and Tamiji Inoue -- A severe drought in Lambir Hills National Park, Rhett D. Harrison -- The plant-pollinator community in a lowland dipterocarp forest, Kuniyasu Momose and Abdul Hamid -- Floral resource utilization by stingless bees (Apidae, Meliponini), Teruyoshi Nagamitsu and Tamiji Inoue -- Honey bees in Borneo, David W. Roubik -- Beetle pollination in tropical rain forests, Kuniyasu Momose -- Seventy-five ways to be a fig: an overview of a diverse plant assemblage, Rhett D. Harrison and Mike Shanahan -- Ecology of traplining bees and understory pollinators, Makoto Kato -- Vertebrate-pollinated plants, Takakazu Yumoto -- Invertebrate predators of dipterocarp seeds, Michiko Nakagawa, Takao Itioka, Kuniyasu Momose and Tohru Nakashizuka -- Diversity of anti-herbivore defenses in Macaranga, Takao Itioka -- Coevolution of ants and plants, Takao Itino - Lowland Tropical Rain Forests of Asia and America: Parallels, Convergence and Divergence, James V. LaFrankie -- Lambir's forest: The World's most diverse known tree assemblage?, Peter S. Ashton -- Toward the conservation of tropical forests, Tamiji Inoue -- Glossary -- Bibliography
The groundbreaking canopy-access and rain forest research at Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contributed an immense body of knowledge. Its major studies over more than a decade are synthesized here for the first time.

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