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Ecological gradient analyses in a tropical landscape

Author: Grizelle González de Jesús; Michael R Willig; Robert Bruce Waide
Publisher: Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, [2013] ©2013
Series: Ecological bulletins, no. 54
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grizelle González de Jesús; Michael R Willig; Robert Bruce Waide
ISBN: 9781118659328 1118659325
OCLC Number: 868071281
Description: 252 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword : up, down, and across the mountains : a new look at the Luquillo Mountains / Ariel E. Lugo --
Introduction --
Ecological gradient analyses in a tropical landscape : multiple perspectives and emerging themes / Grizelle González, Michael R. Willig and Robert B. Waide --
Descriptions of the broader landscape --
Climate variability at multiple spatial and temporal scales in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico / Robert B. Waide, Daniel E. Comarazamy, Jorge E. González, Charles A.S. Hall, Ariel E. Lugo, Jeffrey C. Luvall, David J. Murphy, Jorge R. Ortiz-Zayas, Nazario D. Ramírez-Beltran, Frederick N. Scatena and Whendee L. Silver --
Forest vegetation along environmental gradients in northeastern Puerto Rico / Peter L. Weaver and William A. Gould --
Soil characteristics, carbon stores, and nutrient distribution in eight forest types along an elevation gradient, eastern Puerto Rico / Chien-Lu Ping, Gary J. Michaelson, Cynthia A. Stiles and Grizelle González --
Organismal aspects --
Differential abundance of microbial functional groups along the elevation gradient from the coast to the Luquillo Mountains / Sharon A. Cantrell, D. Jean Lodge, Carlos A. Cruz, Luis M. García, José R. Pérez-Jiménez and Marirosa Molina --
Litter-based invertebrate communities in forest floor and bromeliad microcosms along an elevational gradient in Puerto Rico / Barbara A. Richardson and Michael J. Richardson --
Population, community, and metacommunity dynamics of terrestrial gastropods in the Luquillo Mountains : a gradient perspective / Michael R. Willig, Steven J. Presley, Christopher P. Bloch and Javier Alvarez --
Avian distribution along a gradient of urbanization in northeastern Puerto Rico / Edgar O. Vázquez Plass and Joseph M. Wunderle Jr --
Biogeochemistry --
Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of rainfall inorganic ion composition in northeastern Puerto Rico / Ernesto Medina, Grizelle González and Maria M. Rivera --
Changes in leaf properties across an elevation gradient in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico / Nancy L. Harris and Ernesto Medina --
Woody debris characterization along an elevation gradient in northeastern Puerto Rico / Grizelle González and Morgan M. Luce --
Soil redox dynamics and biogeochemistry along a tropical elevation gradient / Whendee L. Silver, Daniel Liptzin and Maya Almaraz --
Landscape ecology --
Landslides cause spatial and temporal gradients at multiple scales in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico / Aaron B. Shiels and Lawrence R. Walker --
Using gradient analysis to simulate the spatial structure and function of the Luquillo Experimental Forest / Whitney G. Lash-Marshall, Charles A.S. Hall and Wei Wu --
A test of the maximum power hypothesis along an elevational gradient in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico / Nancy L. Harris, Charles A.S. Hall and Ariel E. Lugo --
Conclusion --
Advancements in the understanding of spatiotemporal gradients in tropical landscapes : a Luquillo focus and global perspective / Grizelle González, Robert B. Waide and Michael R. Willig.
Series Title: Ecological bulletins, no. 54
Responsibility: edited by Grizelle González, Michael R. Willig and Robert B. Waide.


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