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Species Diversity and Community Structure: Novel Patterns and Processes in Plants, Insects, and Fungi (Springerbriefs in Biology)

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This book introduces recent progress in the study of species diversity and community structures in terrestrial organisms conducted by three groups at Kyoto University. First, it explains species diversity and the functioning of fungi in Asian regions as outlined by metagenomic approaches using next-generation sequencing technology. The advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies accelerate the speed of species inventorying, especially for microorganisms. Second, the study of complex interactions between herbivorous insects and plants in the community and ecosystem contexts is presented. Recent studies in community and ecosystem genetics shed light on these complex interactions with novel approaches incorporating genetic perspectives including genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity in plant defenses against herbivores. Finally, recent studies on speciation processes in insects are described, processes that are related to the evolution of particular life history strategies. Included is an examination of two hypotheses that may be important in understanding diversification of insect species in heterogeneous environments in space and time. This book is a valuable resource especially for ecologists who are interested in species diversity and community structure.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Kiyokazu Agata 1. Community/ecosystem genetics in terrestrial ecosystems (Hideki Kagata, Yoshino Ando, Shunsuke Utsumi) 2. Revealing the ecological and evolutionary processes for insect species diversity (Teiji Sota) 3. Metagenomic approach to fungal diversity and functioning (Takashi Osono) Authors: Hideki Kagata: Ph DCenter for Ecological Research, Kyoto University.Yoshino Ando, Ph DCenter for Ecological Research, Kyoto UniversityShunsuke Utsumi, Ph DDepartment of General Systems Studies, University of TokyoTeiji Sota Dr of Agriculture, Kyoto UniversityDept. of Zoology, Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto UniversityTakashi Osono, Ph.DCenter for Ecological Research, Kyoto University

Product Details

ISBN:
9784431542605
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
Ecology
Author:
Ando, Yoshino
Author:
Osono, Takashi
Author:
Sota, Teiji
Author:
Kagata, Hideki
Author:
Utsumi, Shunsuke
Subject:
Biodiversity inventory
Subject:
Ecosystem process
Subject:
Insect-Plant Interaction
Subject:
Metagenomics
Subject:
Speciation
Subject:
Fungus Genetics
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2013
Series:
SpringerBriefs in Biology
Publication Date:
20130515
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
65
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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