Invertebrates as Webmasters in Ecosystems

Hardback
January 2000
9780851993942
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    10th January 2000
  • ISBN 9780851993942
  • Language English
  • Pages 352 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
$231.25

The purpose of this book is to review and assess our current understanding of invertebrates in terrestrial and terrestrially-dominated (i.e. lower-order stream) ecosystems. It emphasizes the centrality of the activity of invertebrates, which influence ecosystem function far out of proportion to their physical mass in a wide range of situations, particularly at the interface between land and air (litter/soil), water and land (sediments) and in tree canopies and root/soil systems. Consisting of 16 chapters by authors from the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, the book is essential reading for ecologists and invertebrate biologists.

David C Coleman

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Paul F Hendrix

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