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Ecology and Biogeography of Mediterranean Ecosystems in Chile, California, and Australia

  • Mary T. Kalin Arroyo
  • Paul H. Zedler
  • Marilyn D. Fox

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 108)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. History of Mediterranean Floras

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John R. Dodson, A. Peter Kershaw
      Pages 21-40
  3. Comparative Biogeography

  4. Vegetation Structure and Soils

  5. Seed and Fruits

  6. Animal Physiology and Community Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Francisco Bozinovic, Mario Rosenmann, F. Fernando Novoa, Rodrigo G. Medel
      Pages 347-362
  7. Vegetation Change and Human Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Juan J. Armesto, Patricia E. Vidiella, Hector E. Jiménez
      Pages 418-434
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 435-458

About this book

Introduction

Mediterranean-type ecosystems have provided ecologists with some of the most scientifically-rewarding opportunities to formulate and evaluate hypotheses about large and small-scale ecological phenomena. Comparison of mediterranean-type climate ecosystems in different parts of the world has not only permitted a strong test for ecological convergence, but also critical understanding of key ecophysiological and population processes.

Keywords

Population biogeography climate ecology ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary T. Kalin Arroyo
    • 1
  • Paul H. Zedler
    • 2
  • Marilyn D. Fox
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biology Faculty of SciencesUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of BiologySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.School of GeographyUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2490-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7560-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2490-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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