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Tropical ecology / John Kricher.

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Copyright date: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press , 2011Edition: First EditionDescription: viii, 632 pages : illustrations (some colours), maps (some colours) ; 26 cmISBN:
  • 9780691115139
  • 0691115133
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 577.0913 23
LOC classification:
  • QH541.5.R27 K75 2011
Partial contents:
What and where are the tropics -- Biogeography and evolution in the tropics -- Inside tropical rain forests : structure -- Inside tropical rain forests : biodiversity -- A study in biodiversity : rain forest tree species richness -- A shifting mosaic : rain forest development and dynamics -- Biotic interactions and coevolution in tropical rain forests -- Trophic dynamics in evolutionary context -- Carbon flux and climate change in tropical ecosystems -- Nutrient cycling and tropical soils -- Tropical savannas and dry forests -- Other tropical ecosystems : from the mountains to the rivers to the sea -- Humans as part of tropical ecosystems : focus on the neotropics -- Forest fragmentation and biodiversity -- Conservation outlook for the tropics.
Abstract: This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna.
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Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Yachay Tech 577.0913 K9255t 2011 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 1 Available 005316
Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Yachay Tech 577.0913 K9255t 2011 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 2 Available 005317
Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Jardín Botánico 577.0913 K9255t 2011 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 3 Available 005318
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includes index.

Includes bibliographical references.

What and where are the tropics -- Biogeography and evolution in the tropics -- Inside tropical rain forests : structure -- Inside tropical rain forests : biodiversity -- A study in biodiversity : rain forest tree species richness -- A shifting mosaic : rain forest development and dynamics -- Biotic interactions and coevolution in tropical rain forests -- Trophic dynamics in evolutionary context -- Carbon flux and climate change in tropical ecosystems -- Nutrient cycling and tropical soils -- Tropical savannas and dry forests -- Other tropical ecosystems : from the mountains to the rivers to the sea -- Humans as part of tropical ecosystems : focus on the neotropics -- Forest fragmentation and biodiversity -- Conservation outlook for the tropics.

This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna.

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