ISBN-10:
3540641386
ISBN-13:
9783540641384
Pub. Date:
09/02/1998
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Predation in Vertebrate Communities: The Bialowieza Primeval Forest as a Case Study / Edition 1

Predation in Vertebrate Communities: The Bialowieza Primeval Forest as a Case Study / Edition 1

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Overview

Predation, one of the most dramatic interactions in animals' lives, has long fascinated ecologists.
This volume presents carnivores, raptors and their prey in the complicated net of interrelationships, and shows them against the background of their biotic and abiotic settings. It is based on long-term research conducted in the best preserved woodland of Europe's temperate zone. The role of predation, whether limiting or regulating prey (ungulate, rodent, shrew, bird, and amphibian) populations, is quantified and compared to parts played by other factors: climate, food resources for prey, and availability of other potential resources for predators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540641384
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 09/02/1998
Series: Ecological Studies , #135
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Bialowieza Primeval Forest - Abiotic Conditions and Habitats.- Abundance of Prey.- Numbers, Distribution and Home Ranges of Predators.- Diets and Hunting Habits of Predators.- Predation Impact and Its Importance to Prey Populations.- References.- Subject Index

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