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Author Lanner, Ronald M.

Title Made for each other : a symbiosis of birds and pines / Ronald M. Lanner
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 160 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Introduction -- The Genus of Pines -- Stone Pine Seeds and Cones -- The Pine Birds -- The Top-of-the-Line Pinivore -- Memories -- Other Arrangements -- Who Needs Clark's Nutcracker? -- Building Ecosystems -- The Odd Couple -- Pine Nuts and people -- Deviations -- Origins -- Is the Keystone Slipping?
Summary Elk, and moose to red squirrels, bear, and fungi - advance the overall life cycle by taking advantage of the ecological terrain that precedes them. Focusing on the Rocky Mountains and the American Southwest, and ranging as far afield as the Alps, Finland, Siberia, and China, this beautifully illustrated and gracefully written work illuminates the phenomenon of co-evolution
In Made for Each Other: A Symbiosis of Birds and Pines, Ronald M. Lanner details for the first time this fascinating relationship between wingless-seeded pine trees and seed-dispersing Corvids (nutcrackers and jays), showing how mutualism can drive not only each others' evolution, but affect the ecology of many other members of the surrounding ecosystem as well. In a complex process of mutual dependency, myriad species of both plants and animals - from Engelmann spruce
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-154) and index
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Subject Animal-plant relationships.
Jays -- Ecology.
Pine -- Ecology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95045844
ISBN 142941541X (electronic bk.)
9781429415415 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)