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Arthropods of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems (Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998)

By: Stamou, George P.

Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms series
3642797547 / 9783642797545
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 18/08/2020
155 x 235 mm, 248 grams 141 pages, 16 Tables, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 141 p. 1 illus.
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G.P. Stamou describes the adaptive strategies that allow arthropods to cope with the severity of Mediterranean environments.

After an introduction to the structure and function of Mediterranean-type ecosystems, ecophysiological adaptations to water stress and varying temperature are considered.

Further, activity patterns and life cycle tactics are discussed in relation to the peculiarity of Mediterranean environments.

Phenological patterns and population dynamics as well as community structures are also presented.

The volume ends with a synthesis of life history tactics.


PSAF Ecological science, the Biosphere, PSVD Animal physiology

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