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

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Copyright date: Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2002Edition: First EditionDescription: xvii, 862 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780226102252
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 577.30913 23
LOC classification:
  • QH84.5 .F68 2002
Online resources:
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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Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Yachay Tech 577.30913 F7717 2002 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 1 Available 005620
Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Yachay Tech 577.30913 F7717 2002 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 2 Available 005621
Colección general Colección general Biblioteca Jardín Botánico 577.30913 F7717 2002 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Ej. 3 Available 005622
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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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