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Insects and ecosystem function

Author: Wolfgang W Weisser
Publisher: Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 2004.
Series: Ecological studies, 173
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Insects are a dominant component of biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems and play a key role in mediating the relationship between plants and ecosystem processes. This volume examines their effects  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang W Weisser
ISBN: 3540216723 9783540216728
OCLC Number: 237855840
Description: XXI, 413 S. : ill., graph. Darst.
Contents: 1 The various effects of insects on ecosystem functioning Wolfgang Weisser and Evan Siemann2 Insect herbivores, nutrient cycling and plant productivitySusan Hartley and Hefin Jones3 Indirect effects of invertebrate herbivory on the decomposer subsystemDavid Wardle and Richard Bardgett4 Biotic interactions in the rhizosphere: effects on plant growth and herbivore developmentMichael Bonkowski and Stefan Scheu5 Below-ground herbivores and ecosystem processesGregory J. Masters6 Bottom-up effects and feed-backs in simple and diverse experimental grassland communitiesJasmin Joshi, Stuart J. Otway, Julia Koricheva, Andrea B. Pfisterer, Joern Alphei, B. A. Roy, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Bernhard Schmid, Eva Spehn and Andrew Hector7 The potential of phytophagous insects in restoring invaded ecosystems: examples from biological weed controlHelmut Zwoelfer and Helmuth Zimmerman8 Plant-insect-pathogen interactions on local and regional scalesAndreas Kruess, Sabine Eber, Stephanie Kluth and Teja Tscharntke9 Food web interactions and ecosystem processes Arne Janssen and Maurice W. Sabelis10 The role of outbreaking insects in plant community dynamicsWalter Carson, J. Patrick Cronin and Zachary T. Long11 The ecology driving nutrient fluxes in forestsBernhard Stadler, Eva Muhlenberg and Beate Michalzik12 Simulating herbivory: problems and possibilities Joakim Hjalten13 The use and usefulness of artificial herbivory in plant-herbivore studiesKari Lehtila and Elin Boalt14 From mesocosms to the field: the role and value of cage experiments in understanding top-down effects in ecosystems Oswald J. Schmitz15 Reducing herbivory using insecticidesEvan Siemann, Walt P Carson, William E. Rogers and Wolfgang W. Weisser16 The role of herbivores in alien plant invasions: insights using a combination of methods to enhance or reduce herbivoryWilliam Rogers and Evan Siemann17 Herbivore-specific transcriptional responses and their research potential for ecosystem studiesClaudia Voelckel and Ian T. Baldwin18 Testing the role of insects for ecosystem functioningEvan Siemann and Wolfgang Weisser
Series Title: Ecological studies, 173
Responsibility: W.W. Weisser ... (eds.).


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