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Record number 362411
Title Resource ecology : spatial and temporal dynamics of foraging
Author(s) Prins, H.H.T.; Langevelde, F. van
Source Dordrecht : Springer (Wageningen UR Frontis series vol. 23) - ISBN 9781402068485 - 304
Department(s) Resource Ecology
Publication type Scientific book (author)
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) natuurlijke hulpbronnen - hulpbronnenbeheer - ecologie - herbivoren - begrazing - foerageren - voeropname - dieetstudies - bevolkingsspreiding - kuddes (herds) - vee - migratie - voedingsgedrag - ruimtelijke verdeling - grote grazers - plant-herbivoor relaties - natural resources - resource management - ecology - herbivores - grazing - foraging - feed intake - diet studies - population distribution - herds - livestock - migration - feeding behaviour - spatial distribution - large herbivores - plant-herbivore interactions
Categories Animal Ecology / Plant Ecology
Abstract This multi-author book deals with 'resource ecology', which is the ecology of trophic interactions between consumers and their resources. Resource ecology is perhaps the most central part of ecology. In its linkage between foraging theory and spatial ecology, it shows how old and fundamental questions can be tackled afresh. It addresses crucial aspects of the interactions between consumers and resources. Foraging is the central process in resource ecology because it leads to growth, survival and reproduction of the animal. Resource ecology forms the basis for comprehending the functioning of multi-species assemblages, and is thus key to grasp the organisation of biodiversity. For the purposes of stimulating future research, each chapter ends with two or three testable hypotheses. Each chapter is followed by a comment. This makes the book ideal for teaching and course work, because it highlights the fact that ecology is a living and active research field.
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