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Prologue
Introduction
Geographic patterns of biodiversity
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Description of patterns and correlations
5 Mechanistic theories of biodiversity
6 Null and stochastic simulation models
7 Bibliography
Plant community ecology
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Historical background
5 The framework
6 Regional species pool and ecological connections
7 Niche conservatism and phylogenetic community structure
8 The role of plant-plant interactions in structuring communities
9 From pair-wise interactions to community approaches: ecological networks
10 Multiple ecological processes acting synergistically
11 Implications on biodiversity maintenance and sustainable development
12 Concluding remarks
13 Bibliography
Flower complexity and fractals
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Methods
5 Results
6 Concluding remarks
7 Bibliography
Community dynamics: lessons from a skeleton
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Community dynamics: lessons from a skeleton
The skeleton of the interaction matrix
Understanding the dynamical properties from the skeleton
4 Bibliography
Plant-pollination interactions in ecosystem restoration
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction 4 The role of anthropogenic perturbations in pollination
Landscape fragmentation
Climate change
5 The role of landscape in pollination
6 Experimental studies on plant-pollinator interactions in restoration
7 How to restore the pollination interactions in a degraded area?
8 Bibliography
Networks in agroecology
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Agroecological communities: multiscale nonlinear interactions
The milpa as a model system in agroecology
Dynamic network models in the study of agroecosystems
4 Box 1. Glossary
5 Bibliography
Pan-genomics: unmasking hidden gene diversity in bacteria
1 abstract
2 Resumen

3 Bacterial Pan-genomics
4 Bibliography
The coming of age of microbial ecology
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Overcoming difficulties in the study of microbial communities
5 Problematic definition of species
6 Use of a theoretical framework
7 The coming of age, towards a predictive science
8 Bibliography
The complexity of cancer ecosystems
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Metazoa as coherent multicellular ecosystems
Organ’s tissues as cellular networks building networks of patches
5 Neoplastic progression and the adaptive phases of cancer
The control of proliferation within microscopic patches
The emergence of Neoplastic progression
The development of heterogeneous tumors
6 Metastasis, dispersal and invasion of secondary cell communities
7 Final remarks
8 Bibliography
Game of Life: simple interactions ecology
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Computation, Cellular Automata and Conway’s Game of Life
5 Simple Rules and Pattern Formation
6 Conclusions
7 Bibliography
Non-Linearity in population ecology
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Non-Linearity in population ecology
4 Concluding remarks
5 Bibliography
Randomness in Biology
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Chaos and Time Series
5 Attractor Reconstruction
6 Discussion
7 Bibliography
Bridging genotype and phenotype
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Darwin’s Legacy
From Natural Selection to Natural Variation
Implicit Assumptions in Evolution
5 From Genes to Networks
Fundamental Sources of Natural Variation
6 Evolutionary Systems Biology Approaches
Epigenetic(Attractors) Landscape Evolution
Multicellular morphogenetic processes unfold naturally in the EL
7 Conclusion and Challenges
8 Bibliography
Criticality in gene networks
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Boolean networks and criticality

5 Waddington Epigenetic landscape
6 Criticality of the attractor landscape
7 Evolution towards criticality
8 Discussion
9 Bibliography
Multi-scale modeling of dynamic systems for evolution
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction: Changing the paradigm, multi-scale modeling approaches
4 Multi-scale models of non-evolutionary biological processes
5 Multi-scale models of evolutionary processes
6 Discussion and conclusions
7 Bibliography
A sound of flower: evolutionary teachings from complex systems
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 A case for Shellock Holmes
5 Spices: self-organization, complex systems, and chaos
6 A, B, C, D, E, F, Genes
7 The oracle speaks
8 The symphony of flowers
9 Coda
10 Bibliography
Evolution of modularity
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 The role of modularity in adaptive evolution
4 Evolutionary scenarios for the origin of modularity
5 Conclusion
6 Bibliography
Evolution and complexity: developmental constrains
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
Delimiting “the possible” in Nature
A textbook example of functionalism: the limbs of tetrapods
4 Structuralism in Biology
The utility of monsters and the origins of order
Pattern formation in tetrapod limbs
5 Towards a structuralist biology
6 Bibliography
Social evolution: new horizons
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Cooperation at the dawn of life
5 Social evolution: the past
The old uncrossed frontier for the ideas on sociality
6 Social evolution: the future
Emergent properties of grouping behaviour
Non-randomness and interaction dynamics
Mobility: come and stay together
Stay together then interact
7 Bibliography
The ecology of human linguistic groups
1 Abstract
2 Resumen
3 Introduction
4 Linguistic and biological taxonomy
5 Diversity and latitude
6 Population abundance and range sizes
7 Prospects
8 Bibliography


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Columnar cacti and their mutualists: evolution, ecology, and conservation / edited by Theodore H. Fleming and Alfonso Valiente-Banuet
Fleming, Theodore H. (ed.) ; Valiente Banuet, Alfonso (coed.) ;
Tucson, Arizona : University of Arizona Press , c2002
Clasificación: 583.47 / C65
Bibliotecas: Chetumal
Cerrar
SIBE Chetumal
ECO030008387 (Disponible)
Disponibles para prestamo: 1
Resumen en: Inglés |
Resumen en inglés

Although cacti such as the saguaro and organ pipe have come to define the Sonoran Desert for many people, they represent some 170 species of columnar cacti found in many parts of the Americas. These giant plants are so dominant in some ecosystems that many species of animals rely on them for food and shelter. They are pollinated by bats in central Mexico and Venezuela, by birds and bees in northern Mexico and Peru. This book summarizes our current knowledge about the ecology, evolution, and conservation of columnar cacti and their vertebrate mutualists to show that the very survival of these cacti depends on animals who pollinate them and disperse their seeds. Contributors from the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia explore aspects of geology and evolution that have forged this relationship, review findings in anatomy and physiology, and discuss recent research in population and community ecology as well as conservation issues. Ranging from the Sonoran Desert to the northern Andes, these studies reflect recent progress in understanding how abiotic and biotic factors interact to influence the evolution, distribution, and abundance of cacti and mutualists alike. In addition, this book examines the ways in which humans, through the process of domestication, have modified these plants for economic benefit.

The contributors also review phylogenetic relationships between cacti and nectar-feeding bats in an effort to understand how bat-plant interactions have influenced the evolution of diversity and ecological specialization of both. Because of the number of migratory pollinators feeding on columnar cacti, the authors make conservation recommendations aimed at preserving fully functional ecosystems in arid portions of the New World tropics and subtropics. No other book treats the pollination ecology of cacti in such depth or offers such a wealth of up-to-date material on the nectar-feeding bats of the New World. As scientists become increasingly concerned with the need to protect biotic interactions, Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists provides a benchmark for both conservation efforts and future research.