By Gimme H. Walter, Rob Hengeveld
This e-book spells out the theoretical constitution, method and philosophy of the technological know-how of autecology. The autecological process makes a speciality of the interactions of person organisms (and their species-specific variations) with the spatio-temporal dynamics in their atmosphere as a foundation for analyzing styles of range and abundance in common platforms. This organism-based method of ecological interpretation offers a robust replacement to extra conventional methods and relates mechanistically to the underlying disciplines of anatomy, body structure, and behavior. Read more...
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2007, Leduc et al. 2008). Organisms evidently interact with their oceanic environment in rather specific ways, and we are only now starting to learn how oceanic birds that fly deal with their environment. The tube-nosed seabirds are all pelagic. They have a well-developed olfactory lobe in their brain, among the largest of any birds (Bang 1966), and this is connected to an elaborate olfactory neuro-epithelium within their nose. Although the birds are difficult to study behaviorally at sea, tests have indicated that relatively large numbers of species are attracted by odors (Verheyden and Jouventin 1994, Nevitt 1999a, b).
Albitextura feeds on redgum”. We mean that virtually all individuals of C. albitextura are liable, at least when feeding, to be found on redgum. This means, in turn, that our focus is on individuals, but that the concept of species is also relevant in that it indicates how we can generalize about the attributes of the individuals. The focus on individuals and species and on spatial and temporal issues introduces a broader approach to ecological considerations than is evident in either of the psyllid studies.
2009). With regard to rhizobia, even those that are relatively “non-specific” interact with only a small subset of all plants that apparently grow within “reach”. The summaries of Lambers et al. (1998), Parniske and Downie (2003) and Limpens and Bisseling (2003) have been adopted below, with some additions. Seedling plants produce particular flavonoids from their root system, according to their species. Bacteria in the genus Rhizobium interact with specific flavonoid compounds in the soil. Further specific interaction results 38 Autecology—Organisms, Interactions and Environmental Dynamics in the initiation of nodule formation, but only if the signals and responses are appropriate, as follows.