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Scale and Hierarchy in the Ecology of Stoneflies

Andrew L. Sheldon

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780520098688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943803 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0002
Scale and Hierarchy in the Ecology of Stoneflies

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This chapter explores large-scale patterns of relative diversity across families of stoneflies. It examines three aspects of stonefly ecology including shredding, predation, and population biology with special attention to scale. The chapter highlights the existence of major structural differences in the macroecology of stoneflies in North America and the Holarctic, and proposes a research agenda in stonefly ecology emphasizing collaboration and a geographical perspective.

Keywords: stoneflies; diversity; ecology; shredding; predation; population biology; North America; Holarctic

Chapter.  8576 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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