Mutualism by Judith L. BronsteinMutualism by Judith L. Bronstein


EditorJudith L. Bronstein

Paperback | August 30, 2015

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Mutualisms, interactions between two species that benefit both of them, have long captured the public imagination. Their influence transcends levels of biological organization from cells to populations, communities, and ecosystems. Mutualistic symbioses were crucial to the origin of eukaryoticcells, and perhaps to the invasion of land. Mutualisms occur in every terrestrial and aquatic habitat; indeed, ecologists now believe that almost every species on Earth is involved directly or indirectly in one or more of these interactions. Mutualisms are essential to the reproduction and survivalof virtually all organisms, as well as to nutrient cycles in ecosystems. Furthermore, the key ecosystem services that mutualists provide mean that they are increasingly being considered as conservation priorities, ironically at the same time as the acute risks to their ecological and evolutionarypersistence are increasingly being identified. This volume, the first general work on mutualism to appear in almost thirty years, provides a detailed and conceptually-oriented overview of the subject. Focusing on a range of ecological and evolutionary aspects over different scales (from individual to ecosystem), the chapters in this book provideexpert coverage of our current understanding of mutualism whilst highlighting the most important questions that remain to be answered. In bringing together a diverse team of expert contributors, this novel text captures the excitement of a dynamic field that will help to define its future researchagenda.
Judith L. Bronstein is University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Entomology, at the University of Arizona. She has published over 100 papers, primarily on mutualism; in addition to her studies on pollination and protection mutualisms, she has worked to develop ...
Title:MutualismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.63 inPublished:August 30, 2015Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section 11. Judith L. Bronstein: The Study of Mutualism2. Angela E Douglas: The Special Case of Symbioses: Mutualisms with Persistent ContactSection 23. George D. Weiblen and Erin L. Treiber: Evolutionary Origins and Diversification of Mutualism4. Erol Akcay: Evolutionary Models of Mutualism5. Carina A. Baskett and Douglas W. Schemske: Evolution and Genetics of Mutualism6. Joel L. Sachs: The Exploitation of Mutualisms7. Bruce Anderson: Coevolution in MutualismsSection 38. J. Nathaniel Holland: Population Ecology of Mutualism9. Todd M. Palmer, Elizabeth G. Pringle, Adrian Stier and Robert D. Holt: Mutualism in a Community Context10. Jason D. Hoeksema and Emilio M. Bruna: Context-Dependent Outcomes of Mutualistic Interactions11. Jordi Bascompte and Jens M. Olesen: Mutualistic Networks12. Nancy Collins Johnson: Mutualisms and Ecosystem Level ProcessesSection 413. E. Toby Kiers, Anthony R. Ives and Atsushi Kawakita: Global Change and Mutualisms14. Rachael Winfree, Molly MacLeod, Tina Harrison, and Daniel P. Cariveau: Conserving and Restoring Mutualisms