Tropical Forest Ecology

Tropical Forest Ecology : A View from Barro Colorado Island

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This book is a synoptic comparison of tropical forests, based on a detailed understanding of one particular tropical forest, Barro Colorado Island. It covers various aspects of tropical forest biology including natural history, tree architecture and forest physiognomy, ecosystem dynamics, community ecology, niche differentiation and species diversity, evolutionary biology, and the role of mutualism in the ecological organization of tropical forest.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 261 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 20.32mm | 884.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195096029
  • 9780195096026

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Barro Colorado Island: The Background ; 2. Dramatis Personae ; 3. Tropical Climates ; 4. Runoff, Erosion, and Soil ; 5. Telling the Trees from the Forest: Tree Shape and Leaf Arrangement ; 6. Biomass and Productivity of Tropical Forest ; 7. The Seasonal Rhythms of Fruiting and Leaf Flush, and the Regulation of Animal Populations ; 8. Tropical Diversity ; 9. The Role of Mutualism in Tropical Forest ; 10. The Rainforest Endangeredshow more

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