Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes / Edition 1

Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes / Edition 1

by John Schelhas
     
 

<p>While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people.<p>This volume brings together world-renowned scientists… See more details below

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<p>While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people.<p>This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socio-economic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants. An outgrowth of a year-long study by the policy program at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes provides a broad overview of theory and practice, and will help foster both interdisciplinary research and more effective approaches to tropical conservation and development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559634267
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Value of Forest Patches
Ch. 1Preservation and Management of Biodiversity in Fragmented Landscapes in the Colombian Andes3
Ch. 2Forest Fragmentation and the Pollination of Neotropical Plants19
Ch. 3The Consequences of Prolonged Fragmentation: Lessons from Tropical Gallery Forests37
Ch. 4Managed Forest Patches and the Diversity of Birds in Southern Mexico59
Ch. 5Arthropod Diversity in Forest Patches and Agroecosystems of Tropical Landscapes91
Ch. 6Hunting Wildlife in Forest Patches: An Ephemeral Resource111
Ch. 7The Ecological Importance of Forest Remnants in an Eastern Amazonian Frontier Landscape133
Ch. 8Biology and Conservation of Forest Fragments in the Brazilian Atlantic Moist Forest151
Ch. 9The Importance of Forest Fragments to the Maintenance of Regional Biodiversity in Costa Rica168
Ch. 10Islands in an Ever-Changing Sea: The Ecological and Socioeconomic Dynamics of Amazonian Rainforest Fragments187
Ch. 11Modification of Tropical Forest Patches for Wildlife Protection and Community Conservation in Belize205
Ch. 12Forest Use and Ownership: Patterns, Issues, and Recommendations233
Ch. 13Land-Use Choice and Forest Patches in Costa Rica258
Ch. 14Reading Colonist Landscapes: Social Interpretations of Tropical Forest Patches in an Amazonian Agricultural Frontier285
Ch. 15Sacred Groves in Africa: Forest Patches in Transition300
Ch. 16Managing Forest Remnants and Forest Gardens in Peru and Indonesia327
Ch. 17Timber Management of Forest Patches in Guatemala343
Ch. 18Community Restoration of Forests in India366
Ch. 19Challenges in Promoting Forest Patches in Rural Development Efforts381
Contributors401
Index409

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