Island Ecosystems: Biological Organization in Selected Hawaiian Communities (US/IBP synthesis series)

Island Ecosystems: Biological Organization in Selected Hawaiian Communities (US/IBP synthesis series)
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Edited by Dieter Mueller-Dombois, Kent W. Bridges, and Hampton L. Carson

(Paperback; 606 pages)

Island Ecosystems is one of a series of volumes reporting results of research by U.S. scientists participating in the International Biological Program (IBP). As one of fifty-eight nations taking part in the IPB during the period July 1967 to June 1974, the United States organized a number of large, multidisciplinary studies pertinent to the central IBP theme of "the biological basis of productivity and human welfare." This volume is a synthesis of the methods and results of a team of thirty-five investigators to study the biological organization in the selected natural ecosystems of the Hawaiian Islands. The research was done between 1971 and 1976 as part of the U.S. contribution to the International Biological Program (IPB).

Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface to the 2012 Printing
Preface
List of Contributors

Part I: Introductory Survey
1: Some Bioenvironmental Conditions and the General Design of IBP Research in Hawaii


Part II: Spatial Distribution of Island Biota
2: Introduction
3: Altitudinal Distribution of Organisms along an Island Mountain Transect
4: Spatial Integration of the Organisms Studied along the Transect


Part III: Community Structure and Niche Differentiation
5: Introduction
6: Structural Variation of Organism Groups Studies in the Kilauea Forest
7: Community Structure and Niche Differentiation in Hawaiian Lava Tubes
8: Niche and Life-form Integration in Island Communities


Part IV: Temporal Relationships of Island Biota
9: Introduction
10: Temporal Variation of Organism Groups Studies
11: Short-term Temporal Patterns among Island Biota


Part V: Genetic Variation within Island Species
12: Introduction
13: Genetic Studies of Natural Populations
14: Microevolution in Insular Ecosystems


Part VI: Concluding Studies
15: Island Ecosystems: What is Unique about Their Ecology
16: Understanding Hawaiian Forest Ecosystems: The Key to Biological Conservation


References
List of Technical Reports
Taxonomic Index to Organisms
Author Index
Geographic Name Index
Subject Index

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