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Trees, truffles, and beasts : how forests function

Author: Chris Maser; Andrew W Claridge; James M Trappe
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
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In Trees, Truffles, and Beasts, Chris Maser, Andrew W. Claridge, and James M. Trappe make a compelling case that we must first understand the complexity and interdependency of species and habitats from the microscopic level to the gigantic. Comparing forests in the Pacific Northwestern United States and Southeastern mainland of Australia, the authors show how easily observable species -- trees and mammals -- are  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maser, Chris.
Trees, truffles, and beasts.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)623045190
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Maser; Andrew W Claridge; James M Trappe
ISBN: 9780813542256 0813542251 9780813542263 081354226X
OCLC Number: 122291583
Description: xvi, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The forest we see --
The unseen forest --
Trees, truffles, and beasts : coevolution in action --
Of animals and fungi --
The importance of mycophagy --
Landscape patterns and fire --
Forest succession and habitat dynamics --
Of lifestyles and shared habitats --
Lessons from the trees, the truffles, and the beasts.
Responsibility: Chris Maser, Andrew W. Claridge, and James M. Trappe.
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