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Natural enemies : the population biology of predators, parasites, and diseases

Author: Michael J Crawley
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about disease and death. It is an ecologist's view of Darwin's vivid evocation of Nature, red in tooth and claw. An international team of authors examines broad patterns in the population biology of natural enemies, and addresses general questions about the role of natural enemies in the population dynamics and evolution of their prey. For instance, how do large natural enemies like wolves differ from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Natural enemies.
Oxford ; Boston : Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1992
(DLC) 91032876
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Crawley
ISBN: 9781444314069 1444314068 1282278894 9781282278899 9786612278891 6612278897 1444314076 9781444314076
OCLC Number: 646834031
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 576 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Natural Enemies: The Population Biology of Predators, Parasites and Diseases; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Part 1: BACKGROUND; 1: Evolution of Exploiter-Victim Relationships; 2: Correlates of Carnivory: Approaches and Answers; 3: Population Dynamics of Natural Enemies and their Prey; 4: Foraging Theory; Part 2: POPULATION BIOLOGY OF NATURAL ENEMIES; 5: Large Carnivores and their Prey: the Quick and the Dead; 6: Birds of Prey; 7: Insectivorous Mammals; 8: Marine Mammals; 9: Marine Invertebrates; 10: Predatory Arthropods; 11: The Population Biology of Insect Parasitoids.
Responsibility: edited by M.J. Crawley.

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Following an examination of the biology and population dynamics of natural enemies, this work look in more detail at large carnivores, birds of prey, insectivorous mammals, insect parasitoids,  Read more...

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