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Predation in Vertebrate Communities

The Białowieża Primeval Forest as a Case Study

  • A study in Europe's best preserved temperate forest as a model for predator-prey relationships in other environments

Book

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 135)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
    Pages 1-3
  3. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
    Pages 4-27
  4. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
    Pages 28-96
  5. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
    Pages 97-179
  6. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
    Pages 180-323
  7. Bogumiła Jędrzejewska, Włodzimierz Jędrzejewski
    Pages 324-426
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 427-452

About this book

Introduction

Predation, one of the most dramatic interactions in animals' lives, has long fascinated ecologists.
This volume presents carnivores, raptors and their prey in the complicated net of interrelationships, and shows them against the background of their biotic and abiotic settings. It is based on long-term research conducted in the best preserved woodland of Europe's temperate zone. The role of predation, whether limiting or regulating prey (ungulate, rodent, shrew, bird, and amphibian) populations, is quantified and compared to parts played by other factors: climate, food resources for prey, and availability of other potential resources for predators.

Keywords

Carnivores Populationsdynamik Raubtiere Raubvögel birds of prey ecology population dynamics predation Ökologie Amphibia bird climate forest predator

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mammal Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesBiałowieżaPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Predation in Vertebrate Communities
  • Book Subtitle The Białowieża Primeval Forest as a Case Study
  • Authors Bogumila Jedrzejewska
    Wlodzimierz Jedrzejewski
  • Series Title Ecological Studies
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-35364-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64138-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08384-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-35364-6
  • Series ISSN 0070-8356
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-971X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 452
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecology
    Zoology
    Geoecology/Natural Processes
    Nature Conservation
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