By Gimme H. Walter, Rob Hengeveld
This publication spells out the theoretical constitution, method and philosophy of the technological know-how of autecology. The autecological procedure specializes in the interactions of person organisms (and their species-specific diversifications) with the spatio-temporal dynamics in their setting as a foundation for examining styles of variety and abundance in normal platforms. This organism-based method of ecological interpretation presents a powerful substitute to extra conventional ways and relates mechanistically to the underlying disciplines of anatomy, body structure, and behavior. Read more...
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They thus correlate in size with the Enterobacteriaceae upon which the flies have been shown to feed (Fig. 8). 8 The fluid-centered labellar filtering mechanism of adult Bactrocera fruit flies (Tephritidae). (A) Schematic view of the adult head, to illustrate the mouthparts. Note the extruded labellum (lblm). (B) Electron micrograph of the exerted labellum to show the arrangement of the tubular system responsible for feeding, the pseudotracheae or feeding tubes (each thick dark line represents one of these in the area “ft”).
The odor structures that project areas of primary productivity above the ocean surface may persist for weeks and seem to appear seasonally (Nevitt and Bonadonna 2005). 3 Diagrammatic representation of the projection of odors emanating from various planktonic sources in an upwelling associated with an underwater seamount. Procellariiform seabirds detect potentially productive foraging areas through their olfactory abilities. Redrawn from Nevitt (2000). An appreciation of the sensory physiology of tube-nosed seabirds is clearly informative of the local ecology of different types of these birds.
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).
Autecology: Organisms, Interactions and Environmental Dynamics by Gimme H. Walter, Rob Hengeveld