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Species Diversity and Community Structure

Novel Patterns and Processes in Plants, Insects, and Fungi

Authors: Sota, T., Kagata, H., Ando, Y., Utsumi, S., Osono, T.

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This book introduces recent progress in the study of species diversity and community structures in terrestrial organisms conducted by three groups at Kyoto University. First, it explains species diversity and the functioning of fungi in Asian regions as outlined by metagenomic approaches using next-generation sequencing technology. The advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies accelerate the speed of species inventorying, especially for microorganisms. Second, the study of complex interactions between herbivorous insects and plants in the community and ecosystem contexts is presented. Recent studies in community and ecosystem genetics shed light on these complex interactions with novel approaches incorporating genetic perspectives including genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity in plant defenses against herbivores. Finally, recent studies on speciation processes in insects are described, processes that are related to the evolution of particular life history strategies. Included is an examination of two hypotheses that may be important in understanding diversification of insect species in heterogeneous environments in space and time. This book is a valuable resource especially for ecologists who are interested in species diversity and community structure.

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“The three studies deal with three different approaches combining genomics to ecosystems and three major components of biodiversity – plants, insects and fungi. … will be useful to all those interested in biodiversity and will stimulate further multidisciplinary research through collaboration between biologists working at molecular and macro levels.” (Brij Gopal, International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 41 (3-4), 2015)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Metagenomic Approach Yields Insights into Fungal Diversity and Functioning

    Sota, Teiji (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Insect–Plant Interactions in Plant-based Community/Ecosystem Genetics

    Sota, Teiji (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • Accelerated Diversification by Spatial and Temporal Isolation Associated with Life-History Evolution in Insects

    Sota, Teiji (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Species Diversity and Community Structure
Book Subtitle
Novel Patterns and Processes in Plants, Insects, and Fungi
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Biology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54261-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54261-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54260-5
Series ISSN
2192-2179
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 61
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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