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Spiders in Ecological Webs

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As experimental organisms, spiders offer ecologists a unique opportunity to examine the concept of the ecological community and the role that field experimentation can play in evaluating theories of population and community ecology. In this book, David Wise provides a balanced critique of field experiments designed to uncover details of spider ecology, with the dual aim of clarifying the ecology of these fascinating organisms and providing insight into the advantages and challenges of performing field experiments with a predator ubiquitous in terrestrial ecosystems.

Synopsis:

A critical evaluation of the role of field experimentation in population and community ecology.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The spider in the ecological play; 2. Hungry spiders; 3. Competitionist views of spider communities; 4. Failure of the competitionist paradigm; 5. How spiders avoid competition; 6. Impact of spiders on insect populations; 7. Anchoring the ecological web; 8. Untangling a tangled web; 9. Spinning a stronger story; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521310611
Author:
Wise, Cse
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Birks, H. J. B.
Author:
Wiens, J. A.
Author:
Wise, David H.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Spiders -- Ecology.
Subject:
Spider populations.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Spiders - Ecology Spiders - Ecology
Subject:
Spoders - Ecophysiology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Ecology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ecology
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
63 b/w illus.
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.77 in. 1.11 lbs.

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