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Title Pollination ecology and the rain forest : Sarawak studies / David W. Roubik, Shoko Sakai, Abang A. Hamid Karim, editors
Published New York : Springer, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 307 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Ecological studies
Ecological studies.
Contents Large processes with small targets: rarity and pollination in rain forests / David W. Roubik -- The Canopy Biology Program in Sarawak: scope, methods, and merit / Takakazu Yumoto and Tohru Nakashizuka -- Soil-related floristic variation in a hyperdiverse dipterocarp forest / Stuart J. Davies [and others] -- Plant reproductive phenology and general flowering in a mixed dipterocarp forest / Shoko Sakai [and others] -- A severe drought in Lambir Hills National Park / Rhett D. Harrison -- The plant-pollinator community in a lowland dipterocarp forest / Kuniyasu Momose and Abang A. Hamid Karim -- Floral resource utilization by stingless bees (Apidae, Meliponini) / Teruyoshi Nagamitsu and Tamiji Inoue -- Honeybees in Borneo / David W. Roubik -- Beetle pollination in tropical rain forests / Kuniyasu Momose; Seventy-seven ways to be a fig: overview of a diverse plant assemblage / Rhett D. Harrison and Mike Shanahan -- Ecology of traplining bees and understory pollinators / Makoto Kato -- Vertebrate-pollinated plants / Takakazu Yumoto -- Insect predators of dipterocarp seeds / Michiko Nakagawa [and others] -- Diversity of anti-herbivore defenses in Macaranga / Takao Itioka -- Coevolution of ants and plants / Takao Itino -- Lowland tropical rain forests of Asia and America: parallels, convergence, and divergence / James V. LaFrankie -- Lambir's Forest: the world's most diverse known tree assemblage / Peter S. Ashton -- Toward the conservation of tropical forests / Tamiji Inoue
Summary "The focus of this volume is on plant-animal interactions and on some of the foundations that create and maintain tropical diversity, especially pollination and the phenomenon of the General Flowering. The work discussed has implications for tropical biology, ecology, and pollination studies. The power of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation events and drought, particularly in their effects on mutualisms, are discussed in detail."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Pollination -- Malaysia -- Sarawak.
Rain forest ecology -- Malaysia -- Sarawak.
Form Electronic book
Author Karim, Abang A. Hamid, 1981-
Roubik, David W. (David Ward), 1951-
Sakai, Shōko.
LC no. 2004052210
ISBN 0387213090 (alk. paper)
0387271619 (electronic bk.)
9780387213095 (alk. paper)
9780387271613 (electronic bk.)