Resource Ecology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging by Herbert H.T. PrinsResource Ecology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging by Herbert H.T. Prins

Resource Ecology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Foraging

byHerbert H.T. PrinsEditorFrank van Langevelde

Paperback | November 17, 1995

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This book focuses on 'resource ecology', which we defined as 'the ecology of trophic interactions between consumers and their resources'. In our endeavour to shape the discipline of 'resource ecology' further, we invited some world-class scientists to think with us. We thus organised a symposium where we made sure that we paid attention to the original Greek meaning of the word: we discussed, ate and drank together and, for health reasons, made sure that we hade enough time for strolling and bicycling along the banks of the River Rhine. We even climbed a beautiful mediaeval church tower dedicated to Saint Cunera dating back to the year that Columbus sailed for America. In ecology, spatial ecology is an up-and-coming domain of science. It addresses the effects of space and scale on the dynamics of individual species and on the structure and dynamics of multi-species assemblages. More than a few recent studies demonstrate the significance of taking into account the spatial structure of resources on the population dynamics and assemblage structure of consumers. We believe that bringing together scientists specialised in foraging theory with those who know much about spatial ecology can create a new context from which new theory will emerge. Every chapter was written on invitation. We as editors had outlined what we had in mind and sent that outline to the selected authors.
Title:Resource Ecology: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of ForagingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pagesPublished:November 17, 1995Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402068492

ISBN - 13:9781402068492

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Table of Contents

Preface.- 1.Introduction on resource ecology;Frank van Langevelde and Herbert H.T. Prins.- 2A. Mechanisms determining large-herbivore distribution;Derek W. Bailey and Frederick D. Provenza.- 2B. Comments on 'Mechanisms determining large-herbivore distribution';Sipke E. van Wieren, Michael Drescher and Willem F. de Boer.- 3A. Spatial statistics to quantify patterns of herd dispersion in a savanna herbivore community;Alfred Stein and Nicholas Georgiadis.- 3B. Comments on 'Spatial statistics to quantify patterns of herd dispersion in a savanna herbivore community';Herbert H.T. Prins, Sipke E. van Wieren and Arend M.H. Brunsting.- 4A. Resource distribution and dynamics: mapping herbivore resources;Andrew K. Skidmore and Jelle G. Ferwerda.- 4B. Comments on 'Resource distribution and dynamics:mapping herbivore resources';Herbert H.T. Prins, Willem F. de Boer and Frank van Langevelde.- 5A. Foraging in a heterogeneous environment: intake and diet choice;Emilio A. Laca.- 5B. Comments on 'Foraging in a heterogeneous environment:intake and diet choice';Michael Drescher, Herbert H.T. Prins and Arend M.H. Brunsting.- 6A. Predictive modelling of patch use by terrestrial herbivores;John M. Fryxell.- 6B. Comments on 'Predictive modelling of patch use by terrestrial herbivores';Ignas M.A. Heitkönig, Michael Drescherand Willem F. de Boer.- 7A. Assembling a diet from different places;Herbert H.T. Prins and Frank van Langevelde.- 7B. Comments on 'Assembling a diet from different places';Iain J. Gordon.- 8A. Effects of temporal variability in resources on foraging behaviour;Norman Owen-Smith.- 8B. Comments on 'Effects of temporal variability in resources on foraging behaviour';Willem F. de Boer and Arend M.H. Brunsting.- 9A. Large-scale movements of large herbivores: livestock following changes in seasonal forage supply;Randall B. Boone, Shauna B. BurnSilver, Jeffrey S. Worden,Kathleen A. Galvin and N. Thompson Hobbs.- 9B. Comments on 'Large-scale movements of largeherbivores:livestock following changes in seasonal forage supply';Willem F. de Boer, Thomas A. Groen, Ignas M.A. Heitkönig and Koen Kramer.- 10A. Relevance of key resource areas for large-scale movements of livestock;Paul Scholte and Joost Brouwer.- 10B. Comments on 'Relevance of key resource areas for largescale movements of livestock';Herbert H.T. Prins, Arend M.H. Brunsting and Frank van Langevelde.- 11A. Structuring herbivore communities: the role of habitat and diet;Sipke E. van Wieren and Frank van Langevelde.- 11B. Comments on 'Structuring herbivore communities: the role of habitat and diet';Herbert H.T. Prins, Arend M.H. Brunsting and Willem F. de Boer.- 12. Prospects for further development of resource ecology;Herbert H.T. Prins and Frank van Langevelde.- List of references.- List of contributors

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book presents a very readable account of the current state of play across the broad range of herbivore resource ecology: diet selection and intake at local, patch and landscape scales. . I would certainly recommend this book to researchers, undergraduate and graduate reading groups, because the contents provide plenty of food for thought and debate. Conveniently, the chapters can be viewed individually at the website." (Andrew Illius, African Journal of Range & Forage Science, Vol. 27 (1), 2010)