Book Volume 7 1973

Mediterranean Type Ecosystems

Origin and Structure

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ISBN: 978-3-642-65522-7 (Print) 978-3-642-65520-3 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII

  2. Convergence in Ecosystems

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-7

      Historical View of the Concept of Ecosystem Convergence

  3. Physical Geography of Lands with Mediterranean Climates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-10

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      Pages 11-19

      Distribution and Peculiarity of Mediterranean Ecosystems

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      Pages 21-36

      Climatographical Comparisons between Chile and the Western Coast of North America

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      Pages 37-52

      The Physiography of the Mediterranean Lands with Special Emphasis on California and Chile

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      Pages 53-60

      Geomorphological Processes and Characteristic Landforms in the Mediterranean Regions of the World

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      Pages 61-80

      Analogies between the Soil and Vegetation Types of Italy, Greece, and California

  4. Vegetation in Mediterranean Climate Regions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-82

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      Pages 83-112

      Structure and Function of the California Chaparral — an Example from San Dimas

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      Pages 113-120

      Structure and Functional Response of Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Climate of Australia

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      Pages 121-155

      The Role of the Secondary Plant Chemistry in the Evolution of the Mediterranean Scrub Vegetation

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      Pages 157-167

      Comparative Anatomy of Sclerophylls of Mediterranean Climatic Areas

  5. Soil Systems in Mediterranean Climate Regions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-170

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      Pages 171-190

      Soil Animals in Latitudinal and Topographical Gradients of Mediterranean Ecosystems

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      Pages 191-198

      Microbial Activity under Seasonal Conditions of Drought in Mediterranean Climates

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      Pages 199-210

      Soil-Vegetation Relationships in Mediterranean Ecosystems of Southern France

  6. Plant Biogeography

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-212

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      Pages 213-224

      The Evolution of Mediterranean Floras

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      Pages 225-277

      History of the Mediterranean Ecosystem in California

  7. Animal Biogeography and Ecological Niche

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 279-283

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      Pages 285-294

      Biogeography of Soil Beetles in Mediterranean Regions

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      Pages 295-305

      Biogeography of Pseudoscorpions in the Mediterranean Regions of the World

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      Pages 307-338

      Parallel Evolution and Bird Niches

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      Pages 339-348

      Ecological Convergence of the Lizard Faunas of the Chaparral Communities in Chile and California

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      Pages 349-360

      Segregation of Lizard Niches in the Mediterranean Region of Chile

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