Arthropods of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

  • George P. Stamou

Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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    Pages 1-15
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 125-143

About this book


G.P. Stamou describes the adaptive strategies that allow arthropods to cope with the severity of Mediterranean environments. After an introduction to the structure and function of Mediterranean-type ecosystems, ecophysiological adaptations to water stress and varying temperature are considered. Further, activity patterns and life cycle tactics are discussed in relation to the peculiarity of Mediterranean environments. Phenological patterns and population dynamics as well as community structures are also presented. The volume ends with a synthesis of life history tactics.


Mittelmeer adaptation arthropods climate demography development ecosystem environment metabolism population dynamics reproduction resilience respiration temperature vegetation

Authors and affiliations

  • George P. Stamou
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  1. 1.Department of Ecology, School of BiologyAristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79754-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79752-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9432
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