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Author Maser, Chris, author

Title Trees, truffles, and beasts : how forests function / Chris Maser, Andrew W. Claridge, and James M. Trappe
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
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
Summary 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 part of a complicated infrastructure that includes fungi, lichens, and organisms invisible to the naked eye, such as microbes. -- from publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Forest ecology -- Australia.
Forest ecology -- United States.
Forest ecology.
Form Electronic book
Author Claridge, Andrew W., 1966- author
Trappe, James M., author
ISBN 0813544653 (electronic bk.)
9780813544656 (electronic bk.)