Ecological Studies

Vertical Food Web Interactions

Evolutionary Patterns and Driving Forces

Editors: Dettner, Konrad, Bauer, Gerhard, Völkl, Wolfgang (Eds.)

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In the past years, much work has been carried out on either life-history evolu­ tion or structure and function of food webs. However, most studies dealt with only one of these areas and often touched upon the other only marginally. In this volume, we try to synthesize aspects of both disciplines and will concen­ trate on how the interactions between organisms depend on their life-history strategies. Since this is a very comprehensive topic, this volume will focus on vertical interactions to remain within a clearly arranged field. We present some scenaria based on life-history variation of resource and consumer, and show how particular patterns of life-history combinations will lead to particular patterns in trophic relationships. We want to deal with the selective forces underlying these patterns: the degree of specificity of the consumers deter­ mines the dependence on its resource, and its adaptation to the spatial and temporal availability of the resource. In this respect, the spatial structure of the resource and its "quality" may play an important role. The impact of natural enemies is another important selective force which may influence the evolu­ tion of interactions between species and the structure of communities. Here, the acquirement of an enemy-free space may provide selective adavantages. The importance of the impact of enemies is also expressed by the development of numerous and sometimes very subtle defense strategies. This will be dem­ onstrated especially for various aspects of chemical ecology.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • The Sympatric Origin of Phytophagous Insects

    Pages 3-19

    Bush, Guy L. (et al.)

  • Host Race Formation in Tephritis conura: Determinants from Three Trophic Levels

    Pages 21-38

    Romstöck-Völkl, M.

  • Symphagy Among Florivorous Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Southern California

    Pages 39-52

    Goeden, Richard D.

  • Establishment of Urophora cardui (Diptera: Tephritidae) on Canada Thistle, Cirsium arvense (Asteraceae), and Colony Development in Relation to Habitat and Parasitoids in Canada

    Pages 53-66

    Peschken, D. P. (et al.)

  • Host Relationships at Reversed Generation Times: Margaritifera (Bivalvia) and Salmonids

    Pages 69-79

    Bauer, G.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vertical Food Web Interactions
Book Subtitle
Evolutionary Patterns and Driving Forces
Editors
  • Konrad Dettner
  • Gerhard Bauer
  • Wolfgang Völkl
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
130
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60725-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60725-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64528-0
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 390
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