The cerrados of Brazil ecology and natural history of a neotropical savanna / editors, Paulo S. Oliveira, Robert J. Marquis

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Subjects: Cerrado ecology--Brazil
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Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2002
LC Classification: Q, QH
Physical Description: viii, 398 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Alternate Titles: Issued in other form: Original (DLC) 2002022739 (OCoLC)49493072 0231120427
Additional Authors: Oliveira, Paulo S
Marquis, Robert J., 1953-
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Notes: ISBN: 0231505965 (electronic bk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: Development of research in the cerrados / Paulo S. Oliveira and Robert J. Marquis -- Relation of soils and geomorphic surfaces in the Brazilian cerrado / Paulo E.F. Motta, Nilton Curi and Donald P. Franzmeier -- Late Quaternary history and evolution of the cerrados as revealed by palynological records / Marie-Pierre Ledru -- The fire factor / Heloisa S. Miranda, Mercedes M.C. Bustamante, and Antonio C. Miranda -- Past and current human occupation, and land use / Carlos A. Klink and Adriana G. Moreira -- Vegetation physiognomies and woody flora of the cerrado biome / Ary T. Oliveira-Filho and James A. Ratter -- Herbaceous plant communities / Tarciso S. Filgueiras -- Patterns and dynamics of plant populations / Raimundo P.B. Henriques and John D. Hay -- The role of fire in population dynamics of woody plants / William A. Hoffmann and Adriana G. Moreira -- Ecophysiology of woody plants / Augusto C. Franco -- Lepidoptera in the cerrado landscape and the conservation of vegetation, soil, and topographical mosaics / Keith S. Brown Jr. and David R. Gifford -- The character and dynamics of the cerrado herpetofauna / Guarino R. Colli, Rogério P. Bastos, and Alexandre F.B. Araujo -- The avifauna: ecology, biogeography, and behavior / Regina H.F. Macedo -- The cerrado mammals: diversity, ecology, and natural history / Jader Marinho-Filho, Flávio H.G. Rodrigues and Keila M. Juarez -- Ant foraging on plant foliage: contrasting effects on the behavioral ecology of insect herbivores / Paulo S. Oliveira, André V.L. Freitas and Kleber Del-Claro --
Contents: Interactions among cerrado plants and their herbivores: unique or typical? / Robert J. Marquis, Helena C. Morais and Ivone R. Diniz -- Pollination and reproductive biology in cerrado plant communities / Paulo E. [sic] Oliveira and Peter E. Gibbs -- Biodiversity and conservation priorities in the cerrado region / Roberto B. Cavalcanti and Carlos A. Joly
Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2003. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries
OCLC Number: 51620929
ISBN/ISSN: 0231505965