Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function

ISBN: 978-3-540-58103-1 (Print) 978-3-642-58001-7 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXVII

  2. Ecosystem Function

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-14

      Biological Diversity and Terrestrial Ecosystem Biogeochemistry

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      Pages 15-41

      Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Agricultural Systems

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      Pages 43-64

      Biodiversity and Interactions Within Pelagic Nutrient Cycling and Productivity

  3. Functional Groups

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65

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      Pages 67-96

      Functional Groups of Microorganisms

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      Pages 97-116

      Plant Traits and Adaptive Strategies: Their Role in Ecosystem Function

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      Pages 117-140

      Scaling from Species to Vegetation: The Usefulness of Functional Groups

  4. Species Interaction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141

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      Pages 143-163

      Evolution of Functional Groups in Basidiomycetes (Fungi)

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      Pages 165-179

      The Role of Parasites in Plant Populations and Communities

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      Pages 181-209

      Plant-Microbe Mutualisms and Community Structure

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      Pages 211-233

      The Evolution of Interactions and Diversity in Plant-Insect Systems: The Urophora-Eurytoma Food Web in Galls on Palearctic Cardueae

  5. Community Interactions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 236-236

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      Pages 237-253

      Keystone Species

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      Pages 255-270

      Redundancy in Ecosystems

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      Pages 271-291

      How Many Species Are Required for a Functional Ecosystem?

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      Pages 293-325

      Rare and Common Plants in Ecosystems, with Special Reference to the South-west Australian Flora

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      Pages 327-344

      Community Diversity and Succession: The Roles of Competition, Dispersal, and Habitat Modification

  6. Ecosystem Integrity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 345-345

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      Pages 347-359

      Biodiversity and the Balance of Nature

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      Pages 361-383

      Biodiversity and Function of Grazing Ecosystems

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      Pages 385-408

      Resource Supply and Disturbance as Controls over Present and Future Plant Diversity

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      Pages 409-431

      Ecosystem Stability, Competition, and Nutrient Cycling

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      Pages 433-451

      Modelling Biodiversity: Latitudinal Gradient of Forest Species Diversity

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