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Chris Maser

Trees, Truffles, and Beasts

€ 39.95



Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Foreword xi
Charles J. Krebs
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction 1(1)
The Scope of This Book, from the Microlevel to Infinity
1(3)
Forests Are a Study in Complexity
4(2)
Soil Is Every Forest`s Foundation
6(3)
People and Forests Are Inseparable
9(5)
The Forest We See
14(21)
Composition, Structure, and Function
15(2)
Pacific Northwestern United States versus Southeastern Mainland Australia
17(18)
The Unseen Forest
35(15)
The Genesis of Soil
35(3)
Physical Weathering
36(1)
Chemical Weathering
36(1)
The Addition of Organic Material to Mineral Soil
37(1)
The Living Community within the Soil
38(7)
The Nitrogen Fixers
40(3)
Scavengers, the Recyclers in the Soil
43(2)
The Environment Is a Seamless Whole
45(5)
Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: Coevolution in Action
50(25)
In the Beginning
50(1)
Mycorrhizae Enter the Scene
51(4)
Fungal Nourishment: Decomposition and Symbiosis
55(5)
Global Diversification of Organisms, Unification of Functions
60(1)
Host Specificity and Forest Succession
61(6)
Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: Spore Dispersal through Mycophagy
67(8)
Of Animals and Fungi
75(17)
Obligate Mycophagists
76(3)
Preferential Mycophagists
79(6)
Casual or Opportunistic Mycophagists
85(3)
Accidental Mycophagists
88(1)
Preferences in Fungal Diets
89(1)
Invertebrate Mycophagists
90(2)
The Importance of Mycophagy
92(13)
The Fungal Feast: Nutritional Rewards of Mycophagy
92(8)
Macroelements
94(1)
Microelements
94(1)
Proteins and Amino Acids
95(1)
Carbohydrates
95(1)
Fats and Fatty Acids
96(1)
Vitamins
96(1)
Nutrient Availability, Symbiosis, and Digestive Strategy
97(3)
Truffle Diversity, the Key to Mycophagist Nutrition
100(1)
Ecosystem Services of Mycophagy
100(5)
Mycophagy Interactions with Soil Moisture
101(1)
Mycophagy Initiates and Maintains Truffle Diversity
102(3)
Landscape Patterns and Fire
105(40)
Landscape Patterns
105(5)
The Role of Fire in Forests
110(27)
Fire in the Western United States
111(10)
Fire in Southeastern Mainland Australia
121(13)
Lessons from Byadbo, Mount St. Helens, Omeo, and Beyond
134(3)
The Mycorrhizal Response to Disturbance
137(2)
The Role of Spore Dispersal by Mycophagy
139(3)
Emulating Fire Patterns
142(3)
Forest Succession and Habitat Dynamics
145(30)
Developmental Stages of the Forest
146(8)
Autogenic Succession above Ground
146(6)
Autogenic Succession below Ground
152(2)
The Dynamics of Habitat
154(5)
Food
155(1)
Water
155(1)
Shelter
156(1)
Privacy
157(1)
Space
157(2)
Landscape Patterns
159(14)
United States
161(1)
Australia
162(1)
Humankind`s Fragmentation
163(10)
Equality among Species
173(2)
Of Lifestyles and Shared Habitats
175(50)
A Glimpse of Two U.S. Forests
175(15)
A Glimpse of Two Australian Forests
190(12)
Ecological Services of Mycophagous Mammals
202(4)
The Fungal Connection
203(1)
The Fruit-Body Connection
203(1)
The Squirrel Connection
203(1)
The Pellet Connection
204(2)
Mycophagy as a Basis of Infrastructural Relationships
206(1)
Putting It All Together
207(18)
Partitioning Habitat in the United States
207(6)
Partitioning Habitat in Australia
213(4)
Partitioning Food in the United States
217(4)
Partitioning Food in Australia
221(1)
Temporal Segregation in the United States
221(1)
Temporal Segregation in Australia
221(2)
The Importance of Ecological ``Backups``
223(2)
Lessons from the Trees, the Truffles, and the Beasts
225(8)
Shifting Our Focus
227(1)
Products and Biological Capital
228(5)
Appendix A: North American Common and Scientific Names 233(4)
Appendix B: Australian Common and Scientific Names 237(4)
Notes 241(18)
Glossary 259(8)
Index 267
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Paperback / softback
288 pagina's
Januari 2007
431 gram
231 x 155 x 20 mm
Rutgers University Press us


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