Foundations of tropical forest biology : classic papers with commentaries / editors, Robin L. Chazdon and T.C. Whitmore.

Contributor(s): Chazdon, Robin Lee, 1957- [editor] | Whitmore, T. C. (Timothy Charles) [editor] | Association for Tropical BiologyMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Copyright date: Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2002Edition: First EditionDescription: xvii, 862 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN: 9780226102252Subject(s): Forest ecology -- Tropics | Forests and forestry -- TropicsDDC classification: 577.30913 LOC classification: QH84.5 | .F68 2002Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information
Partial contents:
Part One: Tropical Naturalists of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. Robin L. Chazdon and the Earl of Cranbrook -- Part Two: What Shaped Tropical Biotas As We See Them Today?. T. C. Whitmore -- Part Three: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives on the Origins of Tropical Diversity. Douglas W. Schemske -- Part Four: Plant-Animal Interactions and Community Structure. Bette A. Loiselle and Rodolfo Dirzo -- Part Five: Coevolution. Robert J. Marquis and Rodolfo Dirzo -- Part Six: Case Studies of Arthropod Diversity and Distribution. Scott E. Miller, Vojtech Novotny, and Yves Basset -- Part Seven: Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity. B. A. Loiselle, R. W. Sussman, and the Earl of Cranbrook -- Part Eight: Floristic Composition and Species Richness. Robin L. Chazdon and Julie S. Denslow -- Part Nine: Forest Dynamics and Regeneration. David F. R. P. Burslem and M. D. Swaine -- Part Ten: Ecosystem Ecology in the Tropics. Julie S. Denslow and Robin L. Chazdon -- Part Eleven: Human Impact and Species Extinction. Rodolfo Dirzo and Robert W. Sussman -- Part Twelve: Securing a Sustainable Future for Tropical Moist Forests. D. Lamb and T. C. Whitmore.
Abstract: Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology presents a timely collection of pioneering work in the study of these diverse and fascinating ecosystems. Modeled on the highly successful Foundations of Ecology, this book consists of facsimiles of papers chosen by world experts in tropical biology as the "classics" in the field. The papers are organized into sections on related topics, each introduced with a discussion of their role in triggering subsequent research.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 837-860).

Part One: Tropical Naturalists of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. Robin L. Chazdon and the Earl of Cranbrook -- Part Two: What Shaped Tropical Biotas As We See Them Today?. T. C. Whitmore -- Part Three: Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives on the Origins of Tropical Diversity. Douglas W. Schemske -- Part Four: Plant-Animal Interactions and Community Structure. Bette A. Loiselle and Rodolfo Dirzo -- Part Five: Coevolution. Robert J. Marquis and Rodolfo Dirzo -- Part Six: Case Studies of Arthropod Diversity and Distribution. Scott E. Miller, Vojtech Novotny, and Yves Basset -- Part Seven: Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity. B. A. Loiselle, R. W. Sussman, and the Earl of Cranbrook -- Part Eight: Floristic Composition and Species Richness. Robin L. Chazdon and Julie S. Denslow -- Part Nine: Forest Dynamics and Regeneration. David F. R. P. Burslem and M. D. Swaine -- Part Ten: Ecosystem Ecology in the Tropics. Julie S. Denslow and Robin L. Chazdon -- Part Eleven: Human Impact and Species Extinction. Rodolfo Dirzo and Robert W. Sussman -- Part Twelve: Securing a Sustainable Future for Tropical Moist Forests. D. Lamb and T. C. Whitmore.

Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology presents a timely collection of pioneering work in the study of these diverse and fascinating ecosystems. Modeled on the highly successful Foundations of Ecology, this book consists of facsimiles of papers chosen by world experts in tropical biology as the "classics" in the field. The papers are organized into sections on related topics, each introduced with a discussion of their role in triggering subsequent research.

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