9780521100557

Multitrophic Interactions in Terrestrial Systems: 36th Symposium of the British Ecological Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521100557

  • ISBN10:

    0521100550

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-29
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Multitrophic interactions are now recognized as being very important in understanding the complexity of the natural world. This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to complex interactions across many trophic levels, and includes authors from disciplines as diverse as mycology, entomology, hematology, and population and theoretical ecology. Direct and indirect interactions between organisms from different trophic levels are emphasized.

Table of Contents

Preface
Interactions between Plants and Lower Organisms
Introductory Remarks
Bacterial antagonist-fungal pathogen interactions on the plant aerial surface
Interactions between beneficial soil bacteria and root pathogens: mechanisms and ecological impact
Interactions between fungi and plant pathogens in soil and the rhizosphere
Interactions between mycorrhizal fungi and rhizosphere microorganisms within the context of sustainable soil-plant systems
Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and foilar pathogens: consequences for host and pathogen
Concluding Remarks
Plant-Microbe-Animal Interactions
Introductory Remarks
Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizas and plant parasitic nematodes in agro-ecosystems
Interactions between insects and mycorrhizal fungi
Indirect interactions between insect herbivores and pathogenic fungi on leaves
Fungal endophytes, herbivores and the structure of grassland communities
A Catch 22: the utilisation of endophytic fungi for pest management
Concluding Remarks
Plant-Animal Interactions
Introductory Remarks
Induced responses in trees: mediators of interactions among macro- and micros-herbivores?
Host-plant mediated interactions between spatially separated herbivores: effects on community structure
Gall-inducing insect herbivores in multitrophic systems
Host-multiparasitoid interactions
Vertebrate effects on plant-invertebrate food webs
Concluding Remarks
Complex Animal Interactions
Introductory Remarks
Two's company, three's a crowd: host-pathogen-parasitoid dynamics
Community modules
Outlines of food webs in a low arctic tundra landscape in relation to three theories on trophic dynamics
Compartmentalisation of resource utilisation within soil ecosystems
Food-web patterns: what do we really know?
Concluding Remarks
Indexes
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