A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

by Nicholas Brokaw
     
 
Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how tropical ecosystems respond to disturbance. For tropical forests and streams in Puerto Rico this book describes the impacts of, and recovery from, hurricanes, landslides,

Overview

Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how tropical ecosystems respond to disturbance. For tropical forests and streams in Puerto Rico this book describes the impacts of, and recovery from, hurricanes, landslides, floods, droughts, and human disturbances in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195334692
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/21/2012
Series:
Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

NB: Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Río
TRC: Department of Aquatic and Earth Sciences, Utah State University
AEL: International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Forest Service
WHM: Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire
FNS: Department Earth & Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania
RBW: LTER Network Office, University of New Mexico
MRW: Center for Environmental Science, University of Connecticut

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