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Title:

Trophic impact of mammals in terrestrial ecosystems

Creator:

Ryszkowski, L. ; French, N. R.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1982

Description:

Mammals are characterized by a wide range of body sizes and highly variable population densities. They are important in energy flow of ecosystems due to the high energetic cost of homeothermy, due to high turn-over rates in populations of small mammals, and due to low efficiency of production. Biomass of mammals is small in comparison to that of soil invertebrates but exceeds above-ground invertebrates in many grasslands, indicating a high contribution to mineralization rates by mammals.

Subject and Keywords:

terrestrial ecosystems ; ecosystem ; energy flow ; trophic relationships ; populacja ; biomasa ; przepływ energii

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

27

Issue:

1

Start page:

3

End page:

24

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.82-1

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng ; pol.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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