Alpine fauna: food ecology

Review test

  1. Which functional orders (herbivores, carnivores,...) of invertebrates are pioneer in alpine primary succession? Are there differences from those in the lowland?
  2. What difference is found in the species composition of alpine decomposers in comparison to the lowland?
  3. Name different carnivore strategies.
  4. Why is the African carnivore bird guild diverser than that of South America?
  5. What are differences between lowland and alpine food webs?

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29 August 2011
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