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By David Burslem, Michelle Pinard, Sue Hartley

ISBN-10: 0521847079

ISBN-13: 9780521847070

To appreciate how tropical ecosystems functionality we have to relish not just what crops, animals and microbes they include, yet how they have interaction with one another. This quantity synthesizes the present nation of data of tropical biotic interplay, with chapters offering experiences or case stories drawn from learn performed in either previous and New global tropics, together with interactions between taxa in any respect degrees. An underlying subject of the quantity is revealing the significance of the upkeep of excessive variety in tropical areas.

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